Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

The role of ethics in shaping health policy - CHES Annual Lecture
5 June 2008

Ensuring Europe’s citizens enjoy as many ‘healthy life years’ as possible is an EU objective, so priorities and mechanisms must be developed to achieve this, Robert Madelin, Director-General for Health and Consumers, European Commission, said in the CHES first Annual Lecture.


New turbulence for transatlantic flights? Civil liberties, open skies and EU-US aviation
3 June 2008

Air travel is so common that it is like a “bus in the sky”, and the new EU-US Open Skies Agreement enables citizens to “travel effortlessly” between the EU and US, and brings other benefits, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Navigating Europe's economy through turbulence
28 May 2008

Ten years after the launch of European Monetary Union, the euro is an “astounding success” and has helped to maintain stability in the current financial turmoil, speakers agreed at an EPC-European Economic Governance Monitor Policy Dialogue.


De-briefing on the outcome of the Transatlantic Economic Council
13 May 2008

The May meeting of the Transatlantic Economic Council provided “political push” to resolve issues such as the EU ban on imports of US poultry and how to treat US cosmetics within the EU’s REACH chemicals legislation, speakers agreed at a Policy Dialogue.


Can Europe cap its energy demand? European agriculture and the next generation of biofuels
6 May 2008

Media claims that biofuel production will “empty every food bowl in the developing world” are unjustified, Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel told a Policy Dialogue.


Public Private Partnerships: a viable option to increase public investment and efficiency across Europe?
23 April 2008

Public Private Partnerships which establish broad cooperation and share the financial risks between the public and private sectors can help local authorities to provide public services by introducing private-sector finance and skills while retaining public control, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Implementation of the Single Market: successes and challenges
3 April 2008

Completing the Single Market requires imagination and political will, with a focus on ensuring that Member States implement and enforce EU legislation, Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy told a Policy Dialogue.


Health professionals’ migration - CHES First meeting
25 March 2008

This meeting discussed health professionals’ migration flows, EU Member States needs particularly in relation to demographic ageing, and how the outflow of health professionals is managed in the countries where they originate.


Towards a more rational use of energy in Europe
5 March 2008

Measures to promote energy efficiency and cut greenhouse gas emissions and a key element were a key element of the European Commission’s Energy Package unveiled this January, speakers told a Policy Dialogue.


Is globalisation a threat to Europe's social model(s)?
4 March 2008

Globalisation has boosted European economic growth over the last 20 years, but is “not a tide that raises all boats at the same time”, George Alogoskoufis, Greek Minister of Economy and Finance, told a Breakfast Policy Briefing.


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