Thought Leaders

Peregrine falcon down-listing an opportune time to reflect on CITES convention

23 September 2016

The Peregrine falcon's down-listing is an opportune time to reflect on the CITES convention, writes Adrian Lombard.

Better informed consumers are key to decreasing alcohol-related harm

12 September 2016

Better informed consumers are the key to decreasing alcohol-related harm, writes Dan Mobley.

EU Parliament should reject firearms directive

11 July 2016

The ill-conceived firearms directive proposals deserve Parliament's outright rejection, argues Stephen A. Petroni.

ICT is a driver of development

8 July 2016

ICT is a driver of development and a prerequisite for future competitiveness, says Guo Ping.

Europe must seize the opportunity and accelerate towards 5G leadership

29 June 2016

Chance to position Europe at the forefront of global digital economy, says GSMA's Daniel Pataki.

Effective PNR systems must integrate privacy by design

10 June 2016

Building intelligence into borders will be key to the effective use of PNR data, says Ray Batt.

EU ETS reform must acknowledge crucial differences between industries

30 May 2016

How to tier and where to tier? These are the key ETS reform questions that need answers, says Jacob Hansen.

5G: EU must rethink business models and policies

3 May 2016

5G's success will depend on rethinking business models, policies, regulation and economics, especially on spectrum, says Afke Schaart.

Nord Stream 2 will help EU deliver energy union objectives

26 April 2016

Nord Stream 2 will deliver the gas that Europe needs to underpin energy security and competitiveness, says Ulrich Lissek.

Vaccine performance needs careful and independent evaluation

20 April 2016

Independent evaluation is key to ensuring public confidence in vaccines, says Jim McMenemin.

Arianespace: A prime example of a European success story

7 March 2016

Providing Europe with reliable and independent access to space remains Arianespace's primary objective, says Stéphane Israël.

We must work together to fight antimicrobial resistance

9 February 2016

A broad coalition, delivering sustainable solutions, is key to tackling the scourge of AMR, argues Richard Bergström.

Steel packaging industry leading the way to circular economy

29 January 2016

Steel is a perfect packaging material for Europe's circular economy writes Alexander Mohr.

Circular economy requires systematic change

28 January 2016

The transition from consumption to reuse requires systematic change, says Pieter Noorlander.

EPO ready to deliver unitary patent

27 January 2016

Unitary patent will support and strengthen competitiveness of EU businesses, says, Benoît Battistelli.

EU needs vision and courage for successful circular economy

25 January 2016

We need to be daring and look beyond the limits of existing technologies, says Hester Klein Lankhorst.

Raising a glass to the Dutch EU Council presidency

21 December 2015

The prosperity of the beer industry and that of Europe are inextricably linked, writes Stefan Orlowski.