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Civil liberties MEPs back plans to waive visa requirements for #Ukraine

Civil liberties MEPs back plans to waive visa requirements for #Ukraine

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Plans to waive visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens entering the Schengen area were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday, 26 September. If approved by Parliament and Council, it will allow Ukrainians who have a biometric passport to enter the EU area without a visa for 90 days in any 180-day period, for business, […]

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Civil Liberties MEPs quiz Gilles de Kerchove on #terrorism measures

Civil Liberties MEPs quiz Gilles de Kerchove on #terrorism measures

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the wake of this summer’s terrorist attacks in Europe, EU Counter-Terrorism Co-ordinator Gilles de Kerchove (pictured) debated trends revealed by such attacks and EU counter-terrorism measures with Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday afternoon (26 September). MEPs quizzed de Kerchove on his plans to cooperate with newly appointed security Commissioner Sir Julian King, information […]

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#BigData: MEPs look at risks and opportunities

#BigData: MEPs look at risks and opportunities

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sophisticated analytics can make use of large quantities of data to facilitate decisions in areas such as marketing and advertising, retail, urban planning, healthcare, transport and the environment. In addition companies can use the information to offer products only to those who need them and only when they need it. They can also provide people […]

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#Panama papers: Investigative journalists discuss their work in Parliament

#Panama papers: Investigative journalists discuss their work in Parliament

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hearing  The hearing starts on Tuesday morning, 27 September, at 9.00 CET. The journalists discussing their work with MEPs include Frederik Obermaier, from the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Germany; and Kristof Clerix from Belgium’s Knack magazine. Watch it live online and check out  the full programme. Following the hearing, the committee’s working program will be presented […]

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#Eurozone economy showed resilience after UK referendum, Mario Draghi tells MEPs

#Eurozone economy showed resilience after UK referendum, Mario Draghi tells MEPs

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The recovery in the eurozone is expected to continue at a moderate and steady pace, but slower than envisaged in June due to a lower foreign demand outlook, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee members on Monday. On the positive side, he said that the euro area economy showed […]

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#Azerbaijan referendum result is ‘ringing endorsement of Aliyev plans’

#Azerbaijan referendum result is ‘ringing endorsement of Aliyev plans’

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The people of Azerbaijan have voted overwhelmingly to grant President Ilham Aliyev extended powers, writes Tony Mallett in Baku.  Some five million Azeri were eligible at the polls, held yesterday (26 September), with an overwhelming majority of the 69.7% turnout voting to allow Aliyev to extend his term of office from five-to-seven years.  Citizens also […]

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#EAPM: Bologna on the ball for personalised medicine conference

#EAPM: Bologna on the ball for personalised medicine conference

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

A high-level meeting on personalised medicine took place in Bologna, Italy, on Monday 26 September, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Exeuctive Director Denis Horgan. Hosted by the Brussels-based EAPM, the event, ‘Making Access to Personalised Medicine a Reality for Patients’ in the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region formed part of the Alliance’s SMART […]

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