The politics of science
The Juncker Commission acted swiftly to discontinue the role of chief scientific adviser. But the Commission’s reluctance to say where it will get its scientific policy advice is creating disquiet in the UK.
European science broke free of its usually low public profile earlier this month. The landing of a robot probe on a comet gave the European Space Agency plenty of airtime, as did the lewd shirt featuring scantily clad women donned by the British scientist briefing the media at mission control.
Spanners need to be thrown into Russia’s lie-machine – but how?
- Timmermans backs down on plastic bagsFirst vice-president retreats from battle, saying he recognises this legislation is what the Parliament and member states want.
- Pharmaceutical sector seeks strategy ideasThe European Commission's department for enterprise and industry organised a workshop to encourage ideas for possible future policy priorities.
Orthodox economics and conventional policy have nothing to offer except more of the private-sector leverage that got us into trouble in the first place, writes a senior fellow at the institute for new economic thinking.
- 'Lux leaks' scandal shows why tax avoidance is a bad ideaThe head of Brussels operations at Frank Bold, a public interest law firm, raises the question of whether publicly listed companies have an obligation to minimise or avoid tax.
- Seven chances to meet Europe's employment targetsA 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.
Profile of the leader of the EPP group in the European Parliament.
Manfred Weber was elected leader of the European People’s Party group in the European Parliament last June, a few weeks shy of his 42nd birthday. This makes him the youngest group leader in the current Parliament as well as the youngest-ever group leader of the EPP – his 12 predecessors since 1952 were, on average, in their mid-fifties when they took office.
The European Commission is reviewing the European Union’s rules on copyright. This timely special report discusses what is at stake, who stands to lose and to gain, and explains why.
- Copyrights and wrongs
- Who are copyright holders?
- A short history of EU copyright reform plans
Reform of the EU’s copyright rules has been a hot topic for years, but with no effect. That may be about to change.
Copyright is big business for Europe, and its scope extends far beyond authors and performers.
Aborted reforms and bitter divisions over copyright are not new, nor is the need to update copyright law as technology changes.
- Copyright: old rules in a digital age
- Copyright: a cross-border conundrum
- Copyright winners and losers
- Copyright – defending creativity
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Featured ContentEurope’s copyright regime: aim to strengthen the creator-user bond
Technological advances have put Europe’s copyright laws to the test.
Being able to gain access to content in one country but not another is frustrating for consumers and legislators alike.
An ongoing competition case could force member states to clarify their positions on copyright reform.
Most stakeholders agree that authors and performers are under-remunerated under the current system, but there is disagreement over how to respond.
Europe’s digital economy and cultural prowess depend on copyright to thrive in the long-term.
To unfold its full economic and social potential, sport needs a solid and enforceable copyright framework, not a weakened one.
As technology advances, the traditional relationship between authors and users is changing.
The Global Crisis of Depression - The Economist insights
25 November 2014
Kings Place, London, UK
The low of the 21st century?
With: Kofi Annan, Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, David Haslam CBE, Mette Frederiksen, Elisabeth Svantesson, Nick Hækkerup, Francesca Colombo, Ulrich Birner, Lord Dennis Stevenson, Patrick Mcgorry, John Andrews, Mary G Baker, Louise Bradley, George N Christodoulou, Christopher Dowrick, Linda Rosenberg, Ulrich Hegerl, David Nutt, Bill Wilkerson, Andreas Tautz, Simon Wessely, Ulf Wiinberg, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Sue Baker
The road to Paris : challenges and chances for EU climate and energy policy
2 December 2014 - 5:30-7pm
Royal Museums of Art and History, Cinquantenaire Park, Brussels, BE
The EU wants to maintain its leadership on global efforts to combat climate change. On 23-24 October, leaders of the EU’s national governments set targets for cutting …
With: Miguel Arias Cañete, Johannes Meier, Juris Štalmeistars, Peter Liese