In this May edition of AG we give thought to the key policy areas in the forefront of people’s minds throughout Europe. We kick off with a Foreword from Markku Markkula, the President of the European Committee of the Regions. In his introduction to the publication, he details how we must make the most of EU investment to further help the economic recovery.
Consideration is also given in this spring edition to science and research throughout Europe. How Horizon 2020 can make an impact, and the importance of excellence in research. In a special focus we highlight articles from Science Europe, ANR – The French National Research Agency, and AG looks at the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation’s priorities for investment in these areas.
The health section is packed as always and includes an interview with Danilo Lo Fo Wong from the World Health Organization. The interview details the growing problems of antibiotic resistance and how it can be a silent killer. Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee in the UK also gives thought to this important topic.
Security is an important aspect of any country, and in AG, we shed light on the new technologies and developments that help keep Europe safe. CCTV is highlighted in an article from the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), and we also outline the growing trend of drones being used throughout UK airspace, with an interview from Gerry Corbett at the Civil Aviation Authority.
Topics also highlighted include: air quality; the Energy Union; agriculture investment; road safety; the digital agenda; and boosting trade growth.