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At European Business Summit 2009, Dr Ian Moore spoke to us about sustainability and the EU economy. He also discusses the REACH programme in some depth. Dr Moore is President and CEO of Momentive Performance Materials, an organisation involved in the silicones industry. If you would like to make your voice heard in this discussion,… » read more

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On Friday 27th March, Joelle Chassard spoke to Blogactiv. Ms Chassard was taking part in Workshop X which was titled, “Venture capital and clean tech: is Europe missing out?” at EBS 2009. Joelle Chassard is Manager of the Carbon Financing Unit, Environment Department at the World Bank in Washington. She was a very interesting speaker… » read more

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On Friday 27th March, Prof Dr Maria Joao Rodrigues took part in Workshop XV about skills and innovation at EBS 2009. She was interviewed by Christophe Leclercq, Publisher of EurActiv.com. If you would like to make your views known, please leave a comment below. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/_EIf8g9E98E” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] To see the coverage by… » read more

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On Friday 27th March, Luuk Borg Director of EUREKA, spoke to Blogactiv about funding for SMEs in Europe. As a participant in Workshop X at EBS 2009 – which was Moderated by Christophe Leclerq, Publisher of EurActiv.com – Mr Borg discussed the role of Venture Capital and funding for small, entrepreneurial companies and start-ups. To… » read more

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1. Introduction • Commodities provide raw materials for processors, food and jobs for families and communities, and export earnings for governments. Commodities are often at the heart of local and sometimes national economies. • Commodity prices have historically been among the most volatile of international prices. Commodity price volatility is a big problem for producers… » read more

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European Commission President José Manuel Barroso urges heads of state and government not to lose sight of their promises regarding climate change while media is primarily focusing on the economic crisis. While Poland fears heavy costs created by the emissions reductions and Germany as well as Italy are concerned about their competitiveness of their industry,… » read more

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On 3 and 4 November 2008, MEPs and national MPs gathered to discuss the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) and the world food security role. At the opening of the meeting, European Parliament President Hans-Gert Pötting announced that “the aim must be a productive, high-performance, future-oriented agriculture, which preserves rural areas”. It was said that… » read more

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President George W. Bush is hosting an international summit for the G20 on 15 November with the goal to avoid financial crises in the future by working together with the EU on more stable national financial systems. Industrialized nations as well as emerging countries have been invited to attend . The Group of 20 include… » read more

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European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and many other EU leaders at the EU Council building in Brussels, are currently discussing how the EU nations can keep their ambitions about reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020 and how to deal with the impact of the financial crisis. In a meeting with RT HON… » read more

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Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization, has been invited as a keynote speaker in the EBS workshop entitled “Protectionism: an increasing concern?”. In his keynote address to the WTO Public Forum on 24 September 2008, he explicitly warned against possible surges in protectionism that the global financial crisis could bring about. Referring… » read more

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