Ivana Katsarova

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The EU’s youth initiatives: Closing the gap between education and employment

Written by Ivana Katsarova, Graphics by Christian Dietrich, Currently nearly 20% of young people (aged 15-24) in the EU-28 are unemployed. This represents one in five young Europeans; and nearly one in two in Spain and Greece, where youth unemployment rates are particularly high. Although the most promising way of providing opportunities for young people … Continue reading

E-Books: Evolving markets and new challenges

Written by Ivana Katsarova With an estimated value of US$151 billion, book publishing gradually evolved into a truly global business early in the 21st century. As yet, however, e-books are nevertheless significant only in a relatively small number of markets. These are led by the United States (13% of the book market) and the United Kingdom … Continue reading

The challenges of copyright in the EU

Written by Ivana Katsarova Despite over a century of international harmonisation, copyright law remains essentially national law, even though some fundamental copyright norms are gradually converging. Today, copyright is regulated at international level mainly through the Bern Convention, the Universal Copyright Convention, and a series of other treaties administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization. … Continue reading

Organic Food

Written by Giulio Sabbati and Ivana Katsarova Organic production is an overall system of farm management and food production that aims at sustainable agriculture, high-quality products and the use of processes that do not harm the environment, human, plant or animal health and welfare. Globally, 43.1 million hectares of agricultural land was under organic production … Continue reading

Higher education in the EU: Approaches, issues and trends

Written by Ivana Katsarova The performance and quality of higher education has become a vital sign of a country’s capacity to foster its future economic development. The race for talent is currently open on a global scale. In spite of the fact that the United States is still the global leader with 17% of international … Continue reading

An overview of Europe’s film industry

Written by Ivana Katsarova In spite of the fact that Europe pioneered both technological and content innovation in cinema, at present the EU film landscape is characterised by the strong presence of Hollywood productions. In 2013, they held a share of nearly 70% of the EU market, while European productions represented only 26%. What makes … Continue reading

Supporting the European film industry

Written by Ivana Katsarova 6 language versions available in PDF format Die Unterstützung der europäischen Filmindustrie El apoyo a la industria cinematográfica europea Soutenir l’industrie cinématographique européenne Sostegno all’industria cinematografica europea Wsparcie dla europejskiej branży filmowej Supporting the European film industry Cinema was born in Europe, but at present the European film landscape is characterised … Continue reading

Fourth railway package still divides Member States

Written by Ivana Katsarova The fourth railway package was proposed by the Commission in January 2013. This is the latest in a series of reforms over the past 15 years that have led to deep-seated changes in the rail sector aimed at improving the quality of services, cutting their cost and creating greater interoperability within the European railway … Continue reading

La libéralisation des services portuaires européens: un état des lieux

Written by Ivana Katsarova En tant que points d’accès au continent européen, les quelque 1 200 ports maritimes jouent un rôle de premier plan à la fois pour le secteur européen des transports et pour la compétitivité de l’Union européenne (UE). Ils disposent, par ailleurs, d’un important potentiel en matière de création d’emplois et d’attrait pour les investisseurs. … Continue reading

The EU’s youth initiatives: focus on education and employment

Written by Ivana Katsarova Currently over 5 million young people (aged 15‐24) in the EU‐28 are unemployed. This represents more than one in five young Europeans; and more than one in two in Greece and Spain, where youth unemployment rates are particularly high. Although the most promising way of providing opportunities for young people is through restoring growth … Continue reading

Tackling food waste: The EU’s contribution to a global issue

Updated on 30/11/2016 Written by Ivana Katsarova, In spite of the availability of food, there is still malnutrition in the world. Food is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain, from initial agricultural production down to final consumers. In developed countries, a significant amount of food is wasted at the consumption stage, meaning that it … Continue reading

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