Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle shows concrete results for EU citizens

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Two years after its launch, there is good progress in delivering on the Tartu Call to promote healthy lifestyles across the EU.  In the Tartu Call for a Healthy Lifestyle, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, and Phil […]

Environmental Implementation Review: Commission helps Member States to better apply EU environment rules to protect citizens and enhance their quality of life

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. An initiative to improve the application of EU policies and rules on the circular economy, nature and biodiversity, air quality, and water quality and management. Today, the Commission published the second Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), part of its initiative launched in 2016 to improve […]

Endocrine disruptors: A strategy for the future that protects EU citizens and the environment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission has adopted a Communication, confirming its commitment to protecting citizens and the environment from hazardous chemicals. The Communication also outlines how the Commission intends to ensure that the EU approach remains the most modern and fit-for-purpose in the world. The Communication […]

A Europe that delivers: EU citizens expect more EU level action in future

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Recent Eurobarometer data confirms that, rather than a declining faith in the EU to deliver, EU citizens expect the EU to do more to address their main concerns. Since 2016 the European Parliament has been measuring citizens’ perceptions and expectations of action taken by […]

Will CETA be implemented after eight long years or it will be vetoed by the EU citizen?

It was last Sunday when the EU and Canada signed the free trade agreement CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement), despite the protest taking place just outside the European Council’s building. This deal is meant to create more jobs and growth through stronger economic relations. However, the approval of the national parliaments in Europe and […]

The EU Commission fails to draw the right conclusions about corruption

Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs presented yesterday the first EU Anti-Corruption Report. The Commission estimates that corruption costs €120 billion a year to the European economy. This could be a very low approximation of reality though, because the vast majority of EU citizens believe that among politicians at national, regional, local and EU […]