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.

European Parliament vote adds weight to calls for democratic reform in Montenegro

10 March 2016

Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Đukanović’s western charm offensive is crumbling at his feet, argues Andrey Petrushinin.

Collective and sustainable solutions key to tackling twin dangers of air pollution and climate change

7 March 2016

Understanding the connections between air pollution and climate change could help deliver win-win climate mitigation options, argues Erika von Schneidemesser.

On-pack information key to helping consumers make informed choices on sugar intake

4 March 2016

Whether at EU or national level, the European soft drinks industry is at the forefront of sugar and calorie reduction, writes Sigrid Ligné.

EU policymakers must reinforce the circular economy package

22 February 2016

Europe's recycling sector is potentially the driving force at the heart of the EU's fledgling circular economy, argues Emmanuel Katrakis.

Circular Economy: how MEPs can prioritise material recovery

22 February 2016

To achieve a real circular economy, the EU must take measures to ensure that materials embedded in products are properly recovered and recycled, writes Annick Carpentier.

EU must fully consider consequences of granting China Market Economy Status

15 February 2016

Free trade and open markets are important, but they are only free and open when everyone plays by the rules, argues Gerd Götz.

Call for urgent rethink on EU policies aimed at tackling extremism

19 January 2016

2016 began as 2015 ended, with several Islamist-inspired attacks, both in the Middle East (Egypt, Syria and Iraq), as well as in Europe and the US, writes Magnus Norell.

Circular Economy: Europe's home appliance industry leading the way

16 December 2015

Much of the common sense thinking behind the circular economy already drives the home appliance industry says Paolo Falcioni.

State of the Energy Union: Alternative fuels have essential role in tackling climate change

16 December 2015

The EU is on the right track to attain its decarbonisation goals, but must do more to cut its road transport sector emissions, argues Samuel Maubanc.

Sustainability starts at home

2 December 2015

Look again at your home appliances as they can help tackle climate change and green the economy says Paolo Falcioni.

Between EU and Eurasia: Which future for human rights in Armenia?

2 December 2015

Armenia's abrupt political U-turn, clearly imposed by Moscow, has interrupted a number of promising legislative processes in the field of human rights.

EU Labour Mobility Package: An opportunity to drive growth and create jobs

18 November 2015

Better enforcement of existing provisions, access to information and cooperation between member states are key to ensuring the fair mobility of workers, argues Denis Pennel.