Issue 387 | 31 March 2014
EU chronic diseases summit, nuclear safety, data protection, transport corridors and more...
EU health commissioner Tonio Borg kicks off our feature on the upcoming chronic diseases summit, warning that, “Currently, member states allocate a whopping 97 per cent of their healthcare budgets to treatment, leaving prevention with the scraps – a mere three per cent of their budgets.” The Maltese official also writes that, “In Europe, one in two adults, and one in three children aged between six and nine years old are overweight or obese, and therefore at risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and mental health disorders.” Meanwhile, Greece’s health minister Adonis Georgiadis highlights the fact that “chronic diseases strike unequally hard on underprivileged populations groups”, adding that these conditions put a “strain” on Europe’s “economic and social development”.
We should deploy all available tools to improve our building stock, writes Bendt Bendtsen.
The European Commission has ordered Google to pay a €2.4bn fine for breaching antitrust rules.
The Brexit talks are underway, but Teams Barnier and Davis have a long and complicated road ahead of them.
A shift to a circular economy can boost growth, lower emissions and help tackle climate change, argues Iain...
Iain Conn asks, what's at stake for European energy post-Brexit?
Renewables are crucial to reducing CO2 emissions, writes Gert De Block.