Daniel Caspary, EPP Group INTA Committee spokesman, discusses China’s request for MES and the long-delayed reform of the EU TDIs.
Foreign Affairs & Trade
Pekka Pesonen, Secretary-General of Copa-Cogeca, comments on the latest re-launch of the free trade negotiations between the European Union and Mercosur.
Nicolas Gros-Verheyde, Editor-in-Chief of Bruxelles2, analyses the main issues discussed during the Foreign Affairs Council on Monday 23 May 2016.
Paul Lindquist explains how the Euro offers a stable economy for cities and regions, in this interview for the EPP in CoR.
EPP in CoR
Luc Van den Brande shares his views on how to create a fair and decent EU budget for the EPP Group in CoR.
Neale shares his views on why and how trade agreements benefit the whole of the European Union, in this interview for the EPP in CoR.
Anna Magyar shares her thoughts on EU enlargement and what it means for regions and cities in this short interview for the EPP in CoR.
Domenico Gambacorta underlines that the issue of organising waste collection, separate collection and waste reduction is a specific problem for mayors in this interview for the EPP in CoR.
Hans Jannsen stresses the importance of supporting local and regional authorities to provide shelter for refugees, in this interview for the EPP in CoR.
Arnoldas Abramavicius shares his thoughts on the importance of coherent copyright laws for consumers, the business sector and the creative industry for the EPP in CoR.
Juan Vicente Herrera underlines that all regions and cities are subject to the medium-term consequences of demographic change and it is time to step up cooperation, in an interview for the EPP in CoR.
US Steel Košice President discusses the EU-US cooperation with regards to Chinese steel dumping, the granting of market economy status (MES) and EU’s trade defence system.
EPP in CoR President, Michael Schneider, explains what has been done and how the Investment Plan for Europe should be improved.
Markus J. Beyrer, Director-General of BUSINESSEUROPE, discusses the possible implication of Brexit on EU trade policy.
AGRA FACTS journalist Rose O’Donovan provides an update on the latest agri-related items on the agenda for May-June 2016.
Food & Agriculture
Joanna Sopinska, Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues in the second half of May 2016.
Arogyaswami Paulraj and team (India, USA).
Invention: Faster wireless technology.
EPO - European Patent Office
Anton van Zanten (Germany, The Netherlands).
Invention: Electronic stability control for cars.
Hugh Herr (USA).
Invention: Biomechatronic leg joints.
Alim-Louis Benabid (France).
Invention: Treatment for Parkinson's disease.
Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins (Portugal).
Invention: Paper-based microchips.
Tore Curstedt (Sweden).
Invention: Helping newborn babies breathe.
Robert Langer (USA).
Invention: Targeted anti-cancer.
Alain Carpentier (France).
Invention: Implantable artificial heart.
Joan Daemen, Pierre-Yvan Liardet and team (Belgium, France).
Invention: Secure smart-card encryption.