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Plenary opening: Remembering Srebrenica

Plenary opening: Remembering Srebrenica

MEPs held a minute of silence and many carried the white and green ‘Flower of Srebrenica’ as a sign of remembrance© European Union 2015 – EP The massacre of 8,000 men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica 20 years ago was commemorated by EP President Martin Schulz in his opening address (6 July) […]

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Landmarks and public places photo ban in firing line

Landmarks and public places photo ban in firing line

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opposition is growing to a European Parliament non-legislative proposal to ban photographers from commercially using photos of landmarks and public places unless they have permission from copyright holders. The proposal will be voted on by MEPs on Thursday (9 July) in Strasbourg as part of a broader report on reform of EU copyright laws. British Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine […]

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Germany and France press Greece to make fast, credible proposals

Germany and France press Greece to make fast, credible proposals

By Julien Ponthus and Lefteris Papadimas (Reuters) France and Germany told Greece on Monday (6 July) to come up with serious proposals in order to restart financial aid talks, a day after Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject more austerity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pictured) and French President Francois Hollande, the eurozone’s most powerful leaders, said […]

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Changing international perception of the Caribbean from tourism

Changing international perception of the Caribbean from tourism

“One of the challenges we face in the region is how to change the perception of the Caribbean as being that of a destination solely for vacation tourism”. This was the view from President of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) McHale Andrew, of Invest Saint Lucia during a study tour to Columbian […]

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EFPIA to monitor draft medicine legislative changes in Latvia

EFPIA to monitor draft medicine legislative changes in Latvia

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The EU-wide trade body overseeing Europe’s pharmaceutical industry says it will “monitor” draft legislative changes in Latvia that some fear could lead to a surge in counterfeit medicines (pictured) entering the supply chain.  The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) says it hopes that a change in national legislation for drug approval in […]

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Landmark personalised medicine conference under Luxembourg presidency

Landmark personalised medicine conference under Luxembourg presidency

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Executive Director (EAPM) Denis Horgan Last week, on the first of July, Luxembourg took over the rotating presidency of the European Union. On 8 July, a landmark high-level conference will take place on personalised medicine. This is one of the key elements of the presidency, which runs until 31 December. […]

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Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis resigns

Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis resigns

Greece’s outspoken finance minister resigned on Monday (6 July), removing a major obstacle to any last-minute deal to keep Athens in the eurozone after Greeks voted resoundingly to reject the austerity terms of a bailout. Yanis Varoufakis, a self-proclaimed “erratic Marxist” economist who infuriated euro zone partners with his unconventional style and hectoring lectures, had […]

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