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Data protection: EUA highlights potential threat to research

Data protection: EUA highlights potential threat to research

The European University Association (EUA) has today published a statement in relation to the proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation on the protection of personal data, and the potential threat to research posed by the suggested amendments by the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee which were adopted by the […]

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International research on quality in healthcare: spend smarter

International research on quality in healthcare: spend smarter

Brussels, 24 April 2014 – Closing Conference of the InterQuality Project: Since December 2010, the InterQuality project has investigated the effects of financing systems on the quality of healthcare. The knowledge gained from the 4-year research provides input for European countries to choose the right financing mechanisms in different areas of their healthcare systems, according to their […]

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Enforcement rules will help prevent exploitation of posted workers

Enforcement rules will help prevent exploitation of posted workers

The European Parliament voted yesterday to endorse a final agreement on EU legislation on the enforcement of EU rules on posted workers. The Greens welcomed the new rules, with employment and social affairs spokesperson Elisabeth Schroedter stating: “This new legislation is an important step forward for the rights of those posted to work temporarily in other EU member […]

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Statement by Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Commissioner László Andor on first anniversary of Rana Plaza garment factory disaster

Statement by Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Commissioner László Andor on first anniversary of Rana Plaza garment factory disaster

“One year ago, the world was shocked by the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh. More than 1,100 people lost their lives in this terrible accident and thousands more were injured. One year later, many victims are still struggling with long-term injuries and waiting for compensation from the trust fund established […]

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EU-Moldova: Challenges ahead of signing Association Agreement

EU-Moldova: Challenges ahead of signing Association Agreement

Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle met with Republic of Moldova President Nicolae Timofti in Prague today (24 April). They discussed the situation in the country, including the many regional challenges it is faced with, and agreed that the political stability was more than ever Moldova’s invaluable asset; it offers an opportunity to focus […]

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Opinion: The Crimean crisis: Influence and consequences on the international community

Opinion: The Crimean crisis: Influence and consequences on the international community

By Vira Ratsiborynska, Political Analyst, European Parliament Society is facing a transformative period of its existence. And this evolution of society is influenced to a significant degree by globalization, interconnection and interdependence. Information and knowledge can play a crucial role in this dynamic process, especially when they are used as tools for misinformation and manipulation. […]

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