European elections face growing threat of organised social media manipulation
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With a new batch of MEPs, a new president of the European Council and European Central Bank, as well as new commissioners due to take up their posts in 2019, European elections face growing threat …

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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 …

Fostering the transition towards a circular economy in Europe
13 Apr 2018 – 09:33
Fostering the transition towards a circular economy in Europe

A circular economic model is juxtaposed with the classic linear system of produce-consume-throw away one that reuses, repairs, refurbishes and recycles materials, impacting on the whole product lifecycle. Enrica Belfiori from Public Policy Exchange, writes about …

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 …

Europe’s new cybersecurity package
12 Apr 2018 – 17:37
Europe’s new cybersecurity package

With its new cybersecurity package, the EU is taking the first step towards a higher level of resilience and preparedness. Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel outlines the EU’s new plan
European Commission President …

Where we are now on heart failure is not acceptable
12 Apr 2018 – 17:18
Where we are now on heart failure is not acceptable

Heart failure is a widely misunderstood but devastating chronic condition. Nearly 15 million people in Europe have heart failure, and this number is increasing. Annie Schreijer-Pierik MEP writes about EU action on heart failure
Up to …

CVD prevention therefore is far from being done
12 Apr 2018 – 17:10
CVD prevention therefore is far from being done

For those of us in clinical practice, many real barriers that thwart effective preventive care, including lack of time, training, and dedicated personnel/resources and chronic under-funding, still continue to persist. A paradigm shift from provider-centred or …

Why strong international partnerships create the most secure US borders
12 Apr 2018 – 17:07
Why strong international partnerships create the most secure US borders

President Trump has promised to make the nation safer by protecting our borders. This endeavour is more complex than attempting to seal off entry with a wall or blanketly banning entire countries from boarding planes …