• Coronavirus: What’s happening in Europe

    The COVID-19 novel coronavirus is spreading through Europe. Apart from the health risk, it is also forcing businesses, as well as EU institutions, to cancel travel and public events and switch to teleworking, in the hope of slowing the epidemic....

  • EPP calls for further postponement of Farm to Fork strategy

    The European People's Party (EPP) group has called for another postponement of the planned Farm to Fork Strategy (F2F) until at least after the summer, citing the "crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic", but its position has been met with criticism from some stakeholders.

  • New tools and trials combat the resurgence of whooping cough

    EU-funded researchers hope a greater understanding of interactions between pertussis bacteria and the immune system, together with a toolkit for testing new vaccines, will help prevent whooping cough disease and deaths in babies worldwide.

  • Closing the circle on plastic waste

    The problem of plastic waste and its impact on the environment needs to be urgently addressed. EU-funded research is looking at ways of creating a more sustainable plastic packaging life cycle to reduce the impact of plastic waste.