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EU’s 2016 Budget: Parliamentary committees determine their positions

EU’s 2016 Budget: Parliamentary committees determine their positions

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The EU’s budget for next year will be decided over the coming months. Starting this week parliamentary committees adopts their opinions on the budget, followed by the budget committee drafting its recommendation to MEPs. Meanwhile the Council will present its position during next week’s plenary. Check our infographic for all the steps of the budgetary […]

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Four ‘tensions’ for personalised medicine to ease

Four ‘tensions’ for personalised medicine to ease

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Executive Director Denis Horgan In the world of health care, personalised medicine is gaining ground at a grass-roots level among health-care providers and, indeed, among patients too. But there are still plenty of barriers, or ‘tensions’. Many common, chronic diseases are progressive in nature, some of whose progression can […]

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Adults are learning, but need more encouragement

Adults are learning, but need more encouragement

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Europe’s labour force is getting older, but not enough adults participate in learning. In 2014, just over 10% of adults (aged between 25 and 64) participated in lifelong learning, well below the European Union’s target benchmark of 15% by 2020. There are signs that more employers are providing training, but other changes are needed to […]

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Scottish medical professions welcome European advocate general’s opinion on alcohol Minimum Unit Price

Scottish medical professions welcome European advocate general’s opinion on alcohol Minimum Unit Price

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) professionals have welcomed the opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that Scotland’s Alcohol Minimum Unit Price (MUP) legislation does not contravene European law. The Advocate General’s opinion marks a significant move forward in the Scottish Government’s battle to implement the ground- breaking […]

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Durable solution needed to vicious cycle in dairy sector say Greens

Durable solution needed to vicious cycle in dairy sector say Greens

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

EU agriculture ministers are set to meet in Council on Monday (7 September) to discuss the ongoing crisis in the dairy sector. Commenting ahead of the Council, Green agriculture spokesperson Molly Scott Cato (pictured) said: “It was inevitable that we would be again facing a crisis in the dairy sector. In the absence of a […]

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AJC Transatlantic Institute appalled by apparent anti-Semitic attack by EU official

AJC Transatlantic Institute appalled by apparent anti-Semitic attack by EU official

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The AJC Transatlantic Institute is appalled by what appears to be a brutal anti-Semitic assault by a European Union official against another EU official in Brussels on 16 July 2015. According to media reports, Belgian police are investigating the incident in a café where a 50-year-old Italian woman and EU employee saw a man holding […]

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A14 congestion relief plan rejected

A14 congestion relief plan rejected

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

A plan aimed at getting freight off the congested A14 and onto rail has been rejected by European chiefs in Brussels. Now West Midlands and Warwickshire MEPs  are asking the European Commission to think again. MEP Daniel Dalton said:  “Getting freight off our roads, particularly the heavily congested A14, must be a priority and I […]

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