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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 27, 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 (ECR, UK), was discussed in the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday morning (26 February). An evaluation of the necessity and proportionality of the proposal in the face of current security threats, its […]

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Juliette Binoche: Guest of honour of BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Juliette Binoche: Guest of honour of BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL 2015

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

    The 13th BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL will take place from 5 to 12 June 2015 in Flagey and Cinematek. After Peter Greenaway in 2012, Bertrand Tavernier in 2013 and Alan Parker last year, the festival – under guidance of Ivan Corbisier – will have the pleasure to welcome French actress Juliette Binoche as guest […]

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Religious minorities at risk in Middle East: ‘Death has become something banal’

Religious minorities at risk in Middle East: ‘Death has become something banal’

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Religious minorities in the Middle East are increasingly under threat from jihadist groups such as the so-called Islamic State (IS). To call attention to the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in the region, the human rights subcommittee and the EP’s Mashreq delegation held a joint hearing on 26 February. “Death has become something […]

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Research and Innovation: CoR and European Commission to set up a ‘Regional Knowledge Platform’

Research and Innovation: CoR and European Commission to set up a ‘Regional Knowledge Platform’

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation have engaged to enhance the role of regions as drivers for research and innovation, thereby contributing to growth and job creation in Europe. Speaking at the CoR Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC), Research, Science […]

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EU renews war on counterfeit sports goods

EU renews war on counterfeit sports goods

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Union has been urged to help step up the fight against counterfeited sports goods. The call by the European Federation of the sporting goods industry comes with the rugby World Cup in  England just a few months away. According to a 2012 study from the European Commission, the sports industry and related activities contribute […]

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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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