BLOG | EU wastes money and food: tackling food waste at EU level

Food waste causes the production of greenhouse gases, wastes water and makes inefficient use of fertile land. In addition to its negative environmental impacts, it is also a social problem. Food is wasted despite the fact that some people are starving. The EU is trying to halve the amount of food waste by 2030 compared to 2015, but current developments suggest that this target will not be achieved. Writes Patricia Vanicka in her blog.

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End-of-life management of the automotive industry and the opportunities for Czechia

After three successful projects focusing on the decarbonization of the Czech automotive industry, the Green Europe team of EUROPEUM in collaboration with the Institute of Circular Economy (INCIEN) is broadening its focus and taking a more circular approach. This project will focus on better lifecycle and end-of-life management of materials used in vehicles and batteries. The collaboration will be split into two research areas:

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BLOG | Rethinking waste, reimagining fashion: EU’s circular textiles strategy challenges fast fashion industry

A number of industries, including textiles, are now facing an increasing emphasis on sustainability. It is characterised mainly by one-off trends, which are linked to the frantic pace of the entire textile industry. The EU's Circular Textiles Strategy can be seen as a hope to address the situation. You can find out more about it in the blog written by our intern Nelly Achverdjanová.

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REPORT | EU-Pacific Talks: Be small and beautiful - future of nuclear energy?

This year's third debate in a series of expert discussions on the EU's relations with the Pacific occurred online on Tuesday, 28 March 2023. The guests offered their views on nuclear energy trends, outlook, and small modular reactors' role in energy and industry sectors. Read more about this debate in the report by Petra Pospíšilová.

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Extra.cz: Czech Republic is in crisis, yet households waste energy. What to do if you want to save money

Our research fellow Michal Hrubý commented on the energy crisis for Extra.cz.

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E-mobility: An OPPORTUNITY for Central-Eastern Europe

We would like to invite you to a conference on the occasion of the Czech EU Presidency on the topic: E-mobility: an OPPORTUNITY for Central-Eastern Europe. The conference will take place on 17th October 2022, 13:00 - 16:00 at the European House, Jungmannova 745/24, Prague & online.

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China is Successfully Changing the Narratives on COVID–19

Our intern Kristýna Kšírová writes a blog about China and its behaviour towards COVID–19.

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Policy paper: The future of EU Finances: New Own Resources

Markéta Mlčúchová published a policy paper about the reform of EU's budget – and especially its income side – using tools such as Common Consolidated Corporate Taxes, non-recycled plastic packaging waste tax or income from European Emissions Trading System (ETS) auctions.

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INVITATION: Café Evropa in the regions – Mělník: Excessive waste production - will we drown in garbage?

The European Commission in the Czech Republic and the Office of the European Parliament in cooperation with the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy cordially invite you to the next debating evening in the Café Evropa series. The discussion will take place on Tuesday 10th December at 16:30 in the Masaryk Cultural Center (U Sadů 323, Mělník).

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REPORT: Prague Climate Talks: Waste as a driver of climate change: what are the solutions?

On May 13, 2019 we organised the eighth event from our project Prague Climate Talks: Waste as a driver of climate change: what are the solutions? The report is now available.

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