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Guest blog post by Patrick Bailey, a professional writer focusing on mental illness and addiction graduated at Central Michigan University. Retaining the unenviable ‘title’ as the world’s heaviest drinkers for more than a decade now, Europeans have recognized the health consequences of alcohol consumption to the drinker and to those around him. The European Union… » read more

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In this article I want to take a really broad look at how continuous innovation in the starch industry is contributing significantly to tackling some of the biggest challenges in sustainable agriculture and bioeconomy in Europe. Guest blog post by Jamie Fortescue, Managing Director at Starch Europe. The planet faces more and more environmental pressure.… » read more

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Guest post by Vidvuds Beldavs, strategist for NZP FOTONIKA-LV, the national photonics platform of the University of Latvia Juncker’s European Commission (EC) has until the end of its term 31 October 2019 to take decisive action to address Europe’s energy problematique – intermingled problems that cannot be solved independently. The EU needs to maintain robust… » read more

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Guest post by Matthew Spiegl, lawyer and the legal counsel for the Free Morgan Foundation (Netherlands) and Dr. Ingrid N. Visser, whale biologist and the co-founder of the Free Morgan Foundation. Words matter; the arrangement of words, the grammatical structure of sentences, the syntactical separation of subject and the disjunction of dissimilar provisions by paragraphs,… » read more

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Guest blog post by Juliette Albiac, Fire Safe Europe Managing Director The European Commission is currently reviewing the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). Its review is an opportunity to address major fire safety issues from measuring smoke toxicity to assessing the fire risks from new construction products and methods. The Construction Products Regulation (CPR), which dates… » read more

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Guest blog post by Margit Schratzenstaller, Austrian Institute of Economic Research In a few days the European Commission is going to launch its proposal for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is eagerly awaited by policy makers on the European and on Member State level alike. The documents released by the European Commission during the… » read more

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Kirsten Dunlop is Chief executive of Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change. Kirsten leads Climate-KIC’s mission to decarbonise and transform land, cities and manufacturing sectors through strategic innovation and systemic change. The European Commission’s HLEG Working Group on Sustainable Finance released its long-awaited final report on 31 January. More than two… » read more

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By Margherita Tolotto, the EEB Policy Officer for Air and Noise. This week’s summit of EU environment ministers is a welcome opportunity to move air pollution to the top of the political agenda. Announcing the summit in a blog post last week, Commissioner Vella said that a Europe that cares “cannot sit by as 400,000… » read more

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Open letter of French and German NGOs addressed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on the occasion of the International Green week, the 55 anniversary of the signing of the Elysee Treaty and the upcoming informal European Council of 23 February 2018: Dear Chancellor Merkel and President Macron, The supporting French… » read more

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Getting 2050 climate strategies right can make or break our response to the climate change challenge, write Jill Duggan, Director of The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) and Andrea Kohl, Acting Director, WWF European Policy Office   “I love it when a plan comes together.”   Many children of the 1980s will be… » read more

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