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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What’s driving the European strategy on connected and driverless cars?
20 Sep 2018 – 18:01
What’s driving the European strategy on connected and driverless cars?

The European Commission will propose a new legislation on what technological solutions can be used to underpin connected cars that are brought onto the market in Europe. Maja Bakran Marcich, Deputy Director-General, DG MOVE, offers …

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 …

We must clean up the air to protect our hearts
13 Apr 2018 – 09:03
We must clean up the air to protect our hearts

There’s something in the air and it’s affecting our heart health and now is the time to clean it up to protect our hearts, writes Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive, British Heart Foundation.
It’s an invisible and potentially …

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 …