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Nikolina Angelkova discusses the uncapped tourism potential in Bulgaria

Nikolina Angelkova, former Tourism Minister for Bulgaria, speaks with Open Access Government about Bulgaria and Southeastern Europe's uncapped tourism potential.
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Group of MEPs vote to enforce universal phone charger

MEPs voted in a proposal that would see universal phone chargers become the norm, in an effort to decrease electronic waste.
EU pandemic committee, virus response

EU pandemic committee begins review of response to COVID

The EU pandemic committee, created in March, 2022, has elected a Chair and will now begin to look at the European response to the virus.
global tech giants, digital markets act

Digital Markets Act will allow EU to fine global tech giants

The European Commission, Council and Parliament say that the Digital Markets Act will allow them to fine global tech giants - to the tune of 10% of global profits, doubling to 20% for repeat offenders.
eu committees, pegasus spyware

Three new EU committees to dissect digital misinformation

Three new EU committees will investigate the use of spyware by European governments, malicious foreign interference and lessons learnt from the pandemic.
legislation on battery regulation, circular economy in EU

EU Parliament adopts draft legislation on battery regulation

The draft legislation on battery regulation says electronic waste management is critical to a sustainable, circular economy in the EU.
european renewable energy, climate change

88% of Europeans want more renewable energy

A poll finds almost half of Europeans believe climate change is the next global challenge, while 88% think renewable energy should be a larger part of the economy.
year of youth 2022

2022: The European year of youth

Themis Christophidou, Director-General of Education, Youth, Sport and Culture at the European Commission, shares plans for the European Year of Youth 2022.
industries drinking water

How industries are affecting access to safe drinking water

An analysis considers the impacts of large-scale agriculture and industries on the human right to drinking water, advocating for the access to safe water for all.
eu's fiscal rules

The debate on the future of the EU’s fiscal rules needs more pragmatism!

Reform of the fiscal rules is currently being discussed in a highly ideological fashion in the EU.
EU Annual Budget,

EU Annual Budget 2022: Provisional deal pledges €170.6 billion investment

A political agreement has been made amongst institutions of the European Union as its EU Annual Budget for 2022 is proposed by the Commission.
COVID Certificate

Parliament and Council agree on EU Digital COVID Certificate proposal

The European Parliament and the Council have reached an agreement on the Commission's proposal of the EU Digital COVID Certificate.
paradoxes of putinism, covid-19

Putin and the pandemic: Testing the paradoxes of Putinism

Professor Richard Sakwa is a seasoned expert on President Putin: Here he unpacks Russian leadership during COVID-19, exploring the paradoxes of Putinism.
forex

What does Brexit uncertainty mean for forex?

Now that we seem to be entering the end game phase both in negotiations between the UK and the EU and in the dispute between the government and the majority of MPs, what should the foreign exchange market (forex) expect?
European space policy

European space policy is at a crossroads

Dominique Riquet MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe explains why European space policy is at a crossroads.
battling childhood cancer, European elections 2019

European Elections 2019: Beating childhood cancer

The European Elections 2019 Manifesto for the Paediatric Oncology & Haematology community has been launched, and it prioritises beating childhood cancer to aim for zero deaths.
millennial engagement

The secret to millennial engagement? Progressive politics!

Maria Joao Rodrigues, President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Vice President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, argues that the secret to millennial engagement is progressive politics.
Energy Efficiency Directive

A view on the revised Energy Efficiency Directive

The revised Energy Efficiency Directive is placed under the spotlight here by Miroslav Poche MEP from the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament.
life insurance for Europe

Research and science: Life insurance for Europe in an era of globalisation

Dr Paul Rübig MEP from the Scientific Committee of the European Parliament (STOA) states the case for research and science as forms of life insurance for Europe in an era of globalisation.

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Open Access Government (January 2019) "Thank you very much – it looks great!" Office of Gesine Meissner MEP, Special Envoy to the President of the European Parliament on Maritime Policy

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