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Battle of Waterloo: 200 years

Battle of Waterloo: 200 years

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The keenly-awaited bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo is fast approaching …but it is not just on this side of the Channel that this significant landmark in history is being marked. The 200th anniversary of arguably the most famous battle of all time has also very much caught the imagination in the UK, including in […]

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Personalised medicine, diagnostics and the great ‘value’ debate

Personalised medicine, diagnostics and the great ‘value’ debate

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan Patients are overwhelmingly in favour of the use of cutting-edgeBy European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan companion diagnostics that can tell them what diseases they have and may get in the future, and the best way to treat them, while payers and […]

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Brussels hosts premiere of new classical composition ‘dedicated to peace’

Brussels hosts premiere of new classical composition ‘dedicated to peace’

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Brussels has played host to the world premiere of a new musical piece designed to promote peace and understanding around the world. The classical piece, by leading French composer Romain Zante, is timed to coincide with the latest anniversary of the Khojaly ‘massacre’ on 25-26 February 1992, when 613 civilians were killed and 487 injured. […]

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Changes to planned European Passenger Name Record (PNR) system discussed by MEPs

Changes to planned European Passenger Name Record (PNR) system discussed by MEPs

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new draft text on an EU system for the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, tabled by lead MEP Timothy Kirkhope (pictured) (ECR, UK), was discussed in the civil liberties committee on Thursday (26 February) morning.  An evaluation of the proportionality of the proposal in the face of current security threats, its scope […]

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Small-scale projects and effective partnerships key to Energy Union success

Small-scale projects and effective partnerships key to Energy Union success

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) Markku Markkula (pictured) has broadly welcomed the European Commission’s strategy for “Energy Union” published yesterday (25 February). President Markkula supports the 15-point blueprint but calls for a stronger focus on small-scale energy projects to deliver its goals on the ground. The Committee – the EU’s […]

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Tax Rulings Committee Chairman Lamassoure: ‘This is about transparency and justice’

Tax Rulings Committee Chairman Lamassoure: ‘This is about transparency and justice’

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Parliament’s newly-established Special Committee on Tax Rulings elected Alain Lamassoure (pictured) (EPP, FR) as its chair at its constituent meeting on Thursday (26 February) morning. As vice-chairs, the committee elected Bernd Lucke (ECR, DE), Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL, PT) and Eva Joly (Greens/EFA, FR).Rapporteurs will be appointed on 9 March. “We have an important mission. We […]

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Stopping the next ‘cash for access’ lobby scandal

Stopping the next ‘cash for access’ lobby scandal

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Transparency campaigners say the current ‘cash for access’ scandal in the UK illustrates the “urgent need” to review the code of conduct for MEPs. The scandal has taken the House of Commons by storm and prompted a vote about banning certain second jobs for MPs. The Brussels based campaign group Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) says […]

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