As German economic growth slows down, it seems Berlin may be coming around to Juncker’s investment fund idea.
A note for the new commissioners from two academics: here’s why you will fail to meet the Europe 2020 employment targets – and seven chances to turn things around.
A good week for...
Last week's European Council was Kopacz's first since replacing Donald Tusk as Prime minister of Poland, and she was under intense domestic pressure not to back long-term EU climate goals. In the end, she managed to quieten most of her critics: she supported an EU commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 40% from 1990 levels by 2030 but helped secure changes to the EU's emissions trading system that allow member states to continue giving free allowances to the energy sector. Kopacz described that as "a guarantee that energy prices will not rise".
A bad week for...
Estonia's finance minister was forced to resign last weekend (26 October) after lashing out on social media at the country's education minister. Ligi called Jevgeni Ossinovski "ignorant" and "an immigrant's son from a pink party" following a heated television debate between the two on the subject of immigration. Ossinovski the son of an ethnic Russian, is a member of the Social Democrats. Ligi belongs to the Reform Party of Prime Minister Taavi Taavi Rõivas.
Profile of the commissioner-elect for humanitarian aid and crisis management.
Not many politicians would rush to take up the mantle of commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management. But Christos Stylianides, one of Cyprus’s most prominent politicians, relished the idea.
Establishing a strategic healthcare policy for the European Union.
- Healthcare: old problems, new threats
- Paying the price for ill-health
- Advancing technology in healthcare
Healthcare systems across Europe were feeling the pressure long before the Ebola crisis imposed new strains.
How to get better value in healthcare – and to ease disparities between health systems in member states – is driving healthcare thinking in the EU.
Technology has brought a sudden wave of new routes to transforming healthcare, but can doctors and patients keep up with innovation?
- The healthcare sector's budgetary breakdown
- Teamwork helps improve healthcare treatment
- The downward spiral of health inequality
- Resource inefficiency in healthcare
- Power to the patients
- How much is too much when paying for healthcare?
- Cheap, but not cheerful drug-pricing
- Out with the old health policy
The EU is taking a much greater role in making sure member states spend more wisely on healthcare, while also balancing the books.
Failings in the EU’s response to the 2011 avian flu pandemic have led to a greater level of co-operation among member states.
Patients’ groups are having more of a say over healthcare, but that may be only part of the answer.
National health authorities take very different views on the price, availability and effectiveness of medicines.
EV Health Check Annual Forum
4 November 2014 - 9-4:30pm
Résidence Palace, Brussels, BE
Building on 5 years of successful “EV Health check” events, European Voice’s annual event on healthcare will gather key policy makers, international business leaders and industry specialists.
With: Carole Longson, Roberto Bertollini, Peter Liese, Nicola Bedlington, Peter O'Donnell, Günter Danner, Zaide Frias
EMIR European Market Infrastructure Regulation
6 November 2014 - 9-5:30pm
Salons Etoile Wagram, Paris, FR
The first obligations of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation – EMIR – have come into force in 2014. EMIR, combined with other regulations like Mifid II and …
With: Jacques Molgo, Ben Parker, Mark Barber, Valérie Sainsaulieu, Lee McCormack, Gail Le Coz, Eugene Stanfield, Gérard De Lambilly, Andrew Sterry, Patrik Roos