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Fixing ETS indirect costs: Why a smart hybrid model is the best solution

8 September 2016

MEPs have a golden opportunity to fix ETS indirect carbon costs compensation, but achieving their ambition will require that they go the extra mile, write Guy Thiran and Gerd Götz.

Permanent materials: A circular economy game changer

30 August 2016

The move towards a true resource efficient and circular economy is an invitation to think differently about the way we produce, consume and use, argues Maarten Labberton.

EU fuelling the mass killing of elephants, warns anti-ivory trade group

18 July 2016

If Europe is serious about saving elephants, then it must end its own trade in ivory, argues Vera Weber.

Fourth Railway Package: more competition requires more social protection, says transport workers union

11 July 2016

The European Parliament should reject the Fourth Railway Package's flawed and confusing trialogue compromise, argues Sabine Trier

Social EU or no EU? Trades Union calls for balanced approach to Pillar of Social Rights

22 June 2016

The European Commission's Pillar of Social Rights initiative must include proposals to counter the negative impact EU economic governance rules, says Eduardo Chagas.

No compromise on air quality

13 June 2016

EU and national policymakers need to place more emphasis on the use of alternative fuels, argues Cécile Nourigat.

GMOs: Time to stand up for EU law and innovation

2 June 2016

MEPs have the chance to support innovation and evidence-based authorisation procedures when they meet next week in Strasbourg, says Pedro Narro Sanchez.

Effective ETS reform must resolve issue of indirect carbon costs compensation

24 May 2016

Ensuring compensation for indirect costs will be pivotal in making ETS work for power-intensive industries, argues Gerd Götz.

European Maritime Day: EU must address issue of flags of convenience

12 May 2016

A primary condition for quality European shipping is the prevention of unfair competition, argues Philippe Alfonso.

 

Closing the circular economy loop

26 April 2016

The circular economy needs to tackle both technical and carbon loops. Bio-based plastics can provide the means, argues Henri Colens.

Threat of widespread fish laundering hanging over Europe's restaurants

19 April 2016

One in three fish species served in restaurants in Brussels are not what they seem, reveals Lasse Gustavsson.

A real circular economy needs to address the challenge of scrap flow

18 April 2016

Aluminium will play a major role in delivering the European Commission’s circular economy ambitions; therefore we must retain our existing resources in the face of high international demand -...

SIOPE and ExPO-r-Net Project welcome forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation stance on health data

8 April 2016

The compromise text of the General Data Protection Regulation offers strong but proportionate governance structures for the safe and ethical use of personal health data information in clinical...

Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: The EU must act now

7 April 2016

The EU must apply pressure on Armenia to respect the ceasefire and abandon the illegal occupation of occupied regions of Azerbaijan, says Azay Guliyev.

Burning wood for residential heating must not hinder fight against air pollution

6 April 2016

Policymakers must focus their attention on developing advanced technologies in the battle against air pollution, argue the Lombardy Regional Environmental Protection Agency's Silvia Anna...

Europe's space industry is an EU success story

30 March 2016

Innovative Satellite technology and applications are key to delivering Europe's future space strategy, writes Christine Leurquin.

World Water Day: Providing universal access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene is a huge challenge

21 March 2016

But with the European Union's support of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, clean water can become a reality that transforms our world, writes WaterAid’s Margaret Batty.

New plant breeding solutions key to EU agri-food production

10 March 2016

The EU needs to support technology uptake by SMEs if it wants to remain a global leader in plant breeding and agriculture, argues Aleksandra Malyska.