We need a proper roadmap for building the 5G ecosystem
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Developing and accelerating 5G infrastructure is a key enabler for the Digital Single Market. The deployment and utilisation of 5G wireless systems is essential for the EU to remain at the forefront of global digital …

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Juncker wants a Europe that protects, well this is his chance
09 May 2018 – 14:16
Juncker wants a Europe that protects, well this is his chance

President Juncker likes to talk about ‘a Europe that protects’, but when it comes to air pollution we seem to be suffering from ‘a Europe that’s small on the big things’. Margherita Tolotto, Policy Officer …

EU plans to ditch throwaway plastics – here’s how we can make it worthwhile
09 May 2018 – 11:29
EU plans to ditch throwaway plastics – here’s how we can make it worthwhile

New EU laws to reduce throwaway “single-use” plastics, expected by the end of May, can slash pollution and drive exciting new production and consumption systems, writes Meadhbh Bolger, Resource Justice Campaigner with Friends of the …

Cities are for people, not cars
08 May 2018 – 12:29
Cities are for people, not cars

Cities face the double challenge of improving mobility while making urban transport more sustainable. A sustainable urban mobility plan can stimulate behavioural shifts away from the use of private cars but must consider the needs …

Policy recommendations for sustainable transport
08 May 2018 – 12:05
Policy recommendations for sustainable transport

By Karen Vancluysen, Secretary General, Polis
Until today, the public sector has been the primary provider of public transport services and data in many European cities. But increasingly, third parties such as app developers, shared vehicle …

We’re running out of time to fix our harmful transport habits
05 May 2018 – 17:15
We’re running out of time to fix our harmful transport habits

Over two years ago, international leaders put climate action at the core of the global agenda when 195 countries adopted the Paris Agreement, the first-ever universal, legally binding, global climate deal. Keith Taylor MEP says …

It’s time to switch to electric
13 Apr 2018 – 09:55
It’s time to switch to electric

In the EU, air pollution kills half a million people every year, whereas in Malta alone, air pollution is responsible for 220 deaths annually. This is one of the main reasons why the European Commission …

The EU vision for plastic-free oceans
12 Apr 2018 – 15:59
The EU vision for plastic-free oceans

The European Commission has launched its plastics strategy, setting out an agenda to make all packaging recyclable by 2030, reduce single-use plastics and ban microplastics. European Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella outlines his plan to …

An ambitious yet sensible approach to reduce single-use plastics
12 Apr 2018 – 15:58
An ambitious yet sensible approach to reduce single-use plastics

The European Commission launched its first-ever ground-up, holistic strategy to deal with the fact that plastics are now everywhere: in our air, lungs, food, and sea. Julie Girling MEP presents her take on the ambitious …

European Bioplastics welcomes first plastics strategy in Europe
12 Apr 2018 – 15:53
European Bioplastics welcomes first plastics strategy in Europe

The European strategy for plastics, published on January 16, 2018 by the European Commission, sets clear goals to curb plastic waste, increase resource efficiency and create value and job growth in Europe. François de BIE, Chairman, …

Can a tax on plastics and carbon fund the European Union?
12 Apr 2018 – 09:30
Can a tax on plastics and carbon fund the European Union?

Our planet is approaching a plastic waste tipping point — scientist say that up to 90 percent of seabirds already have plastic in their stomachs. Commissioner Günter Oettinger floated the idea of a plastic tax …