EurActiv.com Correspondent's Choice

The following article has been published by EurActiv.com on 25th November 2009. While agriculture and food production have long been considered untouchable in international climate talks, calls to make the sector contribute to greenhouse gas mitigation efforts have been growing louder. Food is strategic and agricultural production is a vital sector of many national economies.… » read more

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The European Commission’s plans for a new ten-year strategy to replace the Lisbon Agenda for growth and jobs, due to be unveiled today (24 November), risk being agreed behind closed doors between member states without proper consultation of civil society. EurActiv reports today that the Social Platform of European NGOs, in an open letter to… » read more

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The following story was first published by EurActiv.com on 24th November 2009. Liberalising global agricultural trade without any regulation would threaten global food security as private investment funds would buy huge amounts of land in developing countries and produce for profit rather than to feed the poor, Jacques Carles, founder of Momagri, a French think-tank… » read more

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The following story has been published by EurActiv.com on 23rd November 2009. The European Union should resist the temptation to cut support for its common agricultural policy and instead give farmers the right tools to increase food production in Europe, EU Farm Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel told EurActiv in an interview. “I’m looking to be… » read more

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The following story was published by EurActiv.com on Thursday 29th October 2009. Leading politicians of the European left appear to have dealt a fatal blow to Tony Blair’s chances of becoming the first permanent president of the European Union, confirming to EurActiv that they want the new position of EU foreign minister instead. Spanish Prime… » read more

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The following article has been published by on EurActiv.com on 16th October 2009. The next European Commission should reform the EU’s “absurd” recruitment system to bring it in line with today’s flexible labour market and ensure that appointments are made on the basis of fairness, Siim Kallas, a vice-president of the EU executive, told EurActiv… » read more

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The following interview has been published by EurActiv.com on 6th October 2009. With only 70-or so days to go before leaders meet to agree on a post-Kyoto climate deal in Copenhagen, there is a need to speed up negotiations and “make political choices,” Danish Climate Change and Energy Minister Connie Hedegaard told EurActiv in an… » read more

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The New European Commission

As published by EurActiv.com: The selection of a new European Commission, never the simplest of political tasks, will this year be more complex than ever. Politically and institutionally, 2009 contains a whole range of permutations regarding the ‘how?’, ‘when?’ and ‘who?’ of the next EU executive. On the institutional plane, the Irish must vote again… » read more

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A good place to start would be cutting red tape Christophe Leclercq, Founder and Publisher of EurActiv.com, and Rick Zedník, CEO published the following opinion piece on SME Policies in the Wall Street Journal dated 10th September, “ Mr Barroso, Take Down Small Business Walls“. The article covers a range of issues met by SME… » read more

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The post below is based on a story published by EurActiv.com. The European Parliament has come a step closer to backing José Manuel Barroso’s bid for a second consecutive term at the European Commission’s helm. Leaders of the European Parliament’s political groups agreed yesterday (10 September) to stage a vote on Barroso’s re-appointment on 16… » read more

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