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”.
Maltese deputy Roberta Metsola hosted the Parliament Magazine's annual MEP awards ceremony recognising MEPs for their outstanding work over the last year.
The EU's energy ambition has great potential, and Europe’s cities and regions are ready to deliver, writes Markku Markkula.
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has led EU and international tributes to those who those who perished in the London terrorist attacks.
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?
The EU must unleash the ‘full potential’ of Europe’s green technology entrepreneurs, by doing more to help turn their ideas into successful businesses, argues Elena Bou.