How Unilever Is Preparing for the Future of Work

July 04, 2023 Launched in 2016, Unilever’s Future of Work initiative aimed to accelerate the speed of change throughout the organization and prepare its workforce for a digitalized and highly automated era. But despite its…
Harvard Business Review

The need to phase out tobacco farming

Tobacco is responsible for 8 million deaths a year, yet governments across the world spend millions supporting tobacco farms, according to WHO Director-General  Tedros Ghebreyesus.  As 31 May marks World No Tobacco Day, EURACTIV’s health team talks with Rudiger Krech, WHO Director of…

Why the jobs market could brush off AI threat

Hiring seems to be waning in the US and Europe. Yet in this Exchange podcast, recruitment boss Sander van ’t Noordende strikes a hopeful note. The Randstad CEO explains why artificial intelligence and a possible…

Unwrapping the new pharmacetucial legislation

This week, EURACTIV’s health team dives into the proposal for a new pharmaceutical legislation and the complicated way ahead. For that, they talk with stakeholders working on health policy at the EU level about their…
The Health Brief

Health podcast: The Health Data Revolution

This week, EURACTIV’s health team brings you the nitty-gritty of the European Health Data Space together with one of the European Parliament’s rapporteur on the file, the centre-right Croatian MEP Tomislav Sokol.

Can China escape zero-covid?

The Economist’s Beijing bureau chief, David Rennie, and senior China correspondent, Alice Su, talk to Ben Cowling, epidemiologist at Hong Kong University, about the lessons from the omicron wave there.
The Economist

Health of Nations: How Europe can fight future pandemics

This week, ECFR senior policy fellow, Susi Dennison, takes over the podcast to talk about international cooperation on global health. As many European countries are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel…
Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes

Europe kickstarts an AI regulatory enforcement clash; and carmakers’ data-collection caution

The Artificial Intelligence Act is still on the EU’s legislative drawing board, but the debate over how the new law will be enforced has already begun. National data-protection authorities say they’re best placed to police…
MLex Market Insight

Revolt over EU energy taxonomy and issues with cookies and EU privacy laws

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on the EU’s proposed green investment label for nuclear and gas, which prompted several countries, including Germany, to consider legal action. EURACTIV’s energy journalists, Kira Taylor and…
Beyond the Byline

Marking two years of COVID-19

Earlier this week marked two years since the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in the WHO European Region. In this episode we speak with a frontline healthcare worker, the importance of vaccination and find…
Health in Europe

Europe’s mental health in decline and EU taxonomy ‘under fire’

This week our podcast focuses on the rise of the suicide rates amongst Europe's youth, the increase of depression among EU citizens, what has been done and what can we do better. To shed some…
Beyond the Byline

Technology: a product of unequal power?

"The effects of digital technology on work and wages. Is technology change neutral? This question is essential in the discussion under the scope of the future of work. In this episode, Bruegel’s own Giuseppe Porcaro…
The Sound of Economics