Light-Sensitive Buildings to Reduce Air Pollution

Improving air quality is a major challenge facing all European countries, both in order to combat climate change as well as to minimise the direct effects of breathing polluted air on human health.

UK has the Second Best Education in Europe

The UK is in second place among European countries for its education services, and sixth overall in the global education league table.

Boosting E-skills in European Higher Education Requires Political will at National Level

With 25% of adults in the European Union lacking the necessary digital skills to effectively use information and communication technologies, according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published in autumn 2013, the European Commission is facing various challenges in order to bridge the competitive gap with the rest of the world, Euractiv reports.

Alstom has "one offer on the table" says GE CEO

Further to our previous coverage, the CEO of General Electric says that Alstom has only "one offer on the table", despite French president Francois Hollande's calls for an improved bid.

BMW on Track to hit Record Sales in 2014

BMW have reported that they are on track to hit record vehicle sales and pretax profit this year.

Tesco to Launch Smartphone by the end of the Year

After the success of its Hudl tablet launched in 2013, the UK's biggest retailer is to release a Smartphone later this year.

EU Must End Landfilling, Says Top Environment Official

Press release Euractiv- The European Union's lead civil servant for the environment has called for a ban on landfilling and warned that separate collection is not enough if the EU is to improve its environmental performance.

French Government Pushes Double Merger between Alstom and Siemens

Following from US industry giant General Electric's bid to acquire French company Alstom, the French government has fashioned an alternative proposition.

Russian Start-up Prixel Develop Painting-Copying Technology

Russian company Prixel has developed technology that allows copies of paintings that fully convey the texture of the artist's brushstrokes to be printed at a cost of no more than $200.

New Horizons in International Goods Transport

Transparency, security and reliability of individual containers are factors that are incredibly difficult to verify in the world of international goods transport.

Nokia Reveals New CEO and Q1 Profit Rise

Telecommunications firm Nokia unveiled a new CEO today and also reported a net profit for its network equipment business, beating expectations.

UK Economy Shows Growth for Fifth Straight Quarter

For the fifth time in a row, Britain's economy has expanded, although growth rates were still slightly lower than expected.

Conserving Biodiversity for the Future Health of the Planet

Many ideas for EU-funded projects are born in the quest to further scientific research, particularly in areas where little information exists.

International Horizons in Crop Breeding

Today, we are faced with the challenge of providing safe, nutritious and affordable food for the world's ever increasing population.

EU Plans to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 40 per cent

The EU have ambitious plans to cut CO2 emissions by 40 per cent by 2030, however this is predicted to lead to a drop in the continent's GDP by between 0.

New Stem Cell-Based Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

EU-funded researchers have developed a new potential treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, based on adult stem cells from body fat, or adipose tissue.

EU Serious about Decarbonising its Economy

This week, the European Commission and senior officials from Member States will sit down for the first time to discuss the Commission's proposals for EU climate and energy governance reform.

How Plants Evolved and What This Means For Our Food Supply

An EU-funded project investigating how oxygen in the air millions of years ago might have affected the evolution of plants is making important discoveries that could inform our approach to climate change, space exploration and ensuring future food supplies.

The 'Triple-Win' Way to Reduce Carbon in the Atmosphere

Reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere is a key priority facing the world today as it attempts to mitigate the scale and effects of climate change.