Government Issue 14

In this issue of Government, the focus is on society: the publication begins with a special feature on social justice, and continues to discuss emerging health challenges and digitalisation from a social perspective. The large number of contributions from European Commissioners featured here further indicates that this emphasis on society infuses almost every aspect of the commission’s agenda.

This edition also examines the future of cities, tackling subjects from sustainable construction to energy provision, and from urban transport to growth and investment at the local level. With population growth and increasing urbanisation, cities need to grow; but at the same time, the urgent threat of climate change means that greenhouse gas emissions must be lowered at the same time this growth is achieved. Thankfully, Europe is at the vanguard, developing the technologies that will be needed to succeed in this effort.

How is the EU addressing social issues?

What is the EU doing to fight climate change?