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Budget Commissioner warns Brexit will led to “small cuts”

The EU’s budget will have to be scaled back after Brexit, says European Commission Budget Chief Günther Oettinger

Cohesion policy offers support for low income member states

Policy must be tailored to help low-income regions catch up. Corina Crețu, Commissioner for Regional Policy, explains how cohesion policy ensures growth
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Meeting sustainable development goals must be a priority

European Economic and Social Committee’s Luca Jahier calls for the EU to become a world leader when it comes to meeting sustainable development goals
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The EU Action Plan against wildlife trafficking

Much has already been achieved when it comes to wildlife trafficking, but the hard part is still to come, says Colman O’Criodain and Emilie van der Henst
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Protecting nature: an ambitious action plan

Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries details how protecting nature, people and the economy is a priority in Europe

Brexit negotiations get underway as David Davis starts EU talks

Building a “strong and special partnership” with the EU will be the main theme of Brexit negotiations, says David Davis
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Advancing space science in Europe requires collaboration

Open Access Government’s M.F Warrender highlights how the European Space Agency and the EU are working together to drive space science
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European towns to benefit from WiFi as EU agrees to funding

€120m funding will be used to provide free WiFi internet connections across 8,000 EU municipalities without coverage The internet is something most of us take for granted and yet there are areas across Europe with no connection. In a bid to provide universal coverage three European Union institutes have come...

EU Green Week 2017: Coming together for the environment

The environment gets its spot in the limelight as EU Green Week 2017 gets underway, bringing policy issues to the forefront of discussions

How does workplace safety fare across Europe?

Luke Rees, Head of Digital at Accuracast examines data on workplace safety across Europe and analyses discrepancies between nations on how safe workers feel Danger is all around, and especially at the workplace. Electric cables, heavy machinery, large heights, not to mention sick colleagues. But whether one is aware of the...

EP committees endorse 40 per cent ESFI climate target

The European Parliament Committees have approved a 40 per cent target that will help climate proof the European Fund for Strategic Investments

Tackling chronic diseases through innovative health

John Bowis, Honorary President of Health First Europe highlights how innovations in health are helping with tackling chronic diseases

Horizon 2020 programme performs well but needs adjustment

Researchers and governments have given their views and feedback on the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme as it reaches the halfway mark

Tackling cybercrime is a major challenge for Europe

Head of the Europol Cybercrime Centre, Steve Wilson shares how his organisation is tackling cybercrime and explains why a collaborative approach is needed
Welcome to Aarhus: The European Capital of Culture 2017

Aarhus: Welcome to the European Capital of Culture 2017

Mayor Jacob Bundsgaard explains why becoming the European Capital of Culture 2017 will bring long-term economic and social benefits to the city of Aarhus
How the Slovak Republic strengthened innovation in the EU

How the Slovak Republic strengthened innovation in the EU

Peter Plavčan, Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport shares how the Slovak Republic strengthened innovation during its EU Council Presidency
A sustainable transport strategy for Europe

A sustainable transport strategy for Europe

M F Warrender, Open Access Government, highlights EU Commissioner Violeta Bulc’s innovative plan to finance sustainable transport and infrastructure projects

Accessibility for all is not an option – it’s a fundamental right

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, explains why accessibility is important for all citizens
Horizon 2020: What full association means for Swiss research

Horizon 2020: What full association means for Swiss research

Philipp Langer, head of the EU Framework Programmes section, SERI, highlights Switzerland’s participation in Horizon 2020 now it has full association
European Capitals of Culture initiative benefits cities

European Capitals of Culture initiative benefits cities

In a speech, EU Commissioner for Culture, Tibor Navracsics shares how European Capitals of Culture are a driver for social and economic change

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