Europe's cities are pushing for greater attention at the EU level
The Commission's plan to bring water supply under public procurement rules is worrying local governments
Members of the European Parliament want to hold all the meetings in Brussels and centralise its administration there.
London position as a global financial centre is under threat
Cities can take measures to cut pollution, but sometimes the problem is out of their hands
Despite the image it projects, analysis shows that the Belgian capital is becoming greener
Cities can be environmentally friendly, but it helps if they are wealthy
Each year, two cities in the European Union are designated ‘European capital of culture'. They are selected by their national governments, with member states taking turns according to a schedule agreed in 2007 and that [...]
Tapping into the growth potential of European cities tops the list of challenges facing policymakers
The head of the Historical Archives of the European Union is braced for an influx of new material.
A new course is aimed at those whose work already deals with economics and politics.
A university in Paris hopes that an EU policy and regulatory affairs clinic will give students a big advantage.
The European Union's relations with healthcare have reached a watershed moment. The idea of healthcare as a purely national competence is about to be consigned to history
The economic crisis has led to growing EU influence over national healthcare systems
The EU hopes to secure agreement on controversial new tobacco rules before the end of the European Parliament's mandate
Member states struggled to cope with swine flu in 2009, and they are still resisting efforts to establish an EU-wide response to pandemics
EU policymakers are debating how closely they should police the national bodies that approve medical devices
European policymakers need to keep abreast of technological changes if they are to draw up credible new rules on intellectual property
The ‘app' sector, driven by the huge growth in smartphone use, poses new challenges for regulators.
The number of counterfeit goods being seized in the EU is growing at an alarming rate
The number of patent applications is one indicator of economic strength. And it suggests bad news for Europe
The EU wants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and move away from fossil fuels, but hydrocarbons will remain a big part of EU energy supply
The EU and Canada are at loggerheads over the damage caused to the environment by oil sands, and neither side is prepared to give way
While some member states forge ahead with exploiting reserves of shale gas, others are banning the practice
Carbon capture and storage, once championed as providing a cleaner, brighter future for fossil fuels, has yet to live up to the promises made for it
The European petrochemicals industry wants recognition for being clean and innovative, not dirty and outdated
The EU's energy diplomacy will grow in importance and diversity – but still leave the EU vulnerable to shocks