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How can we find a balance between free movement and shortages in the healthcare workforce in the EU?

By Vytenis Andriukaitis / 7 April, 2021

In all European nations, life and health are one of the most important pillars of well-being. Indeed, health is the cultural backbone of our civilisation. Despite being cautious about a high tax burden, EU citizens want more health services of higher quality and they agree that higher health bills should […]

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An opportunity for Catalonia

By Javi López / 2 March, 2021

On 14 February, Catalonia has elected a new Parliament. This was the fourth snap election in the region in almost ten years, a clear illustration of the political instability that has become installed in this north-eastern region of Spain. It was also the last episode of a three-year-long internal fight […]

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For a European Semester that addresses inequalities

By Maria João Rodrigues / 12 October, 2020

Against the backdrop of the major EU recovery plan that was decided in July, the European Semester will play a key role in the implementation of the national recovery plans, that are to be submitted by mid-October. The reform of the Semester process was already in the pipeline, but it […]

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A too Teutonic talk

By László Andor / 17 September, 2020

As we learned from the great British historian Eric Hobsbawm, tradition is something that is invented. The tradition of State of the Union (SOTEU) speeches by the European Commission president was invented in 2010, in the wake of the great financial crisis. It has always provided a panorama of EU […]

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European organic agriculture: future challenges

By Isobel Tomlinson / 11 June, 2019

Organic farming helps fighting climate change and the catastrophic decline in wildlife.

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Towards 100% organic agriculture

By Florent Guhl / 15 May, 2019

New EU rules for organic farming were adopted in 2018, here’s what they are all about.

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Organic agriculture: environmental public goods in Europe

By Nicola Love / 17 April, 2019

Scientific evidence supports environmental effects of organic farming: enhancing biodiversity, mitigating climate change and improving water quality.

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How the EU can lead on clean air and boost health, in Europe and worldwide

By Anne Stauffer / 23 October, 2018

Poor air quality is to blame for 24% of all adult deaths from heart disease and 25% of deaths from stroke.

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A taxation revolution

By Evelyne Godfrey / 20 June, 2017

Germany somehow manages to provide high-quality health and social care to its citizens.

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