The Blue Bio-economy

Fisheries, aquaculture and algae cultivation are crucial to increasing sustainable aquatic food production in the EU, promoting food security and creating economic growth and sustainable jobs, says the EESC. It says the potential of the blue bio-economy remains untapped in the EU.  The EESC therefore recommends introducing pan-European pilot projects, and based on their results…

Democracy Under Threat in Eastern Europe

A major new polling report, published today by the Open Society Foundations, examines attitudes towards politics and civil society in Central and Eastern Europe, 30 years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the 1989 revolutions. The new report, entitled “States of Change”, draws on YouGov polling in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany,…