EU remains firmly in control of the Brexit timetable
22 Mar 2019 – 11:24 | No Comment

The EU leaders have rejected Theresa May’s request for an extension to June 30. Instead, they have imposed two new dates — if Parliament approves May’s deal, Britain shall leave on May 22. If it …

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Up close and personal with Mr GDPR
30 May 2018 – 12:20
Up close and personal with Mr GDPR

Government Gazette’s Janani Krishnaswamy caught up with the European Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli for an exclusive interview to discuss everything relating to the new regulation on personal data protection – the General Data Protection …

‘GDPR is not about fines. It’s about putting the consumer and citizen first’
14 May 2018 – 16:13
‘GDPR is not about fines. It’s about putting the consumer and citizen first’

Europe’s new data protection law that is coming into effect on May 25, is not about fines. It’s about putting the consumer and citizen first. Elizabeth Denham, UK’s Information Commissioner, reaffirms that GDPR (General Data Protection …

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 …

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 …