Commission remains upbeat about resolving EU budget impasse
The European Commission has put forward a new proposal for the EU 2015 budget. However, with the Parliament and the European Council still deadlocked, a deal may not be reached in time for last plenary of 2014.
The European Commission’s latest attempt to broker a deal on the European Union’s 2015 budget is likely to face stiff opposition from EU member states in the next round of talks, scheduled for next week.
There would be merit to keeping TTIP trade talks behind closed doors.
- Russia’s war of nervesRussia is opening up new fronts in its hybrid war against the West.
- The politics of scienceThe 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.
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 Estonia's prime minister.
In the past 12 months, there has been an injection of youth into the European Council. Xavier Bettel became prime minister of Luxembourg last December while still aged just 40. Matteo Renzi became prime minister of Italy in February at the age of 39. In June, Alexander Stubb succeeded Jyrki Katainen as the prime minister of Finland, at the age of 45. Charles Michel became prime minister of Belgium in October at the age of 38. Freshest-faced of all is Taavi Rõivas, who in March became prime minister of Estonia at the age of 34.
People & Places
Donald Tusk, who takes over from Herman Van Rompuy as president of the European Council next Monday, has recruited another seven people to his private office. He …
- An avoidable assassin: deflecting cardiovascular disease
- Cardiovascular disease: fighting for survival
As well as killing millions of Europeans every year, CVD imposes a major economic burden.
Effective treatments have been available for many years, but much more needs to be done at a policy level.
This report is funded by AstraZeneca. It is based on independent research undertaken by European Voice. AstraZeneca has had no editorial control over the content.
- Cardiovascular disease: getting to the very heart of the matter
- Cardiovascular disease: the global impact
- Secondary prevention
- Cardiovascular disease: a guide through the guidelines
In six EU countries costs of cardiovascular disease are estimated at just over €102bn.
About two-thirds of global deaths are due to non-communicable diseases.
National planning failures and lack of funds are among the reasons for divergent outcomes in Europe and beyond.
There are so many guidelines available that doctors find it difficult to keep abreast of the latest recommendations.
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
Payments: cornerstone of the digital economy
28 January 2015 - 6-7:30pm
Thon hotel EU, Brussels, BE
The ability to make electronic payments safely, quickly and conveniently has become an import part of the digital economy. Every day millions of businesses and consumers pay …
With: Fernando Herrero, Martin Weiderstrand, Michal Boni