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Issues facing Chinese economy

Issues facing Chinese economy

Source: People’s Daily and Global Times With the recent economic data pointing to a soft start to the year, there is growing anticipation of more pro-growth measures in the pipeline. But how the cooling economy would be addressed at the ongoing annual legislative and political consultative sessions, and to what extent the economy would regain […]

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CPPCC work report stresses anti-graft

CPPCC work report stresses anti-graft

By Jiang Jie Source: People’s Daily and Global Times   The chairman of China’s top political advisory body on Tuesday (3 March) called for unwavering efforts to crack down on corruption, with analysts believing that the remarks send a positive signal of more active participation in the nation’s sweeping anti-graft campaign. It is the first […]

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The week ahead 9-15 March 2015: Plenary session and committee meetings, Strasbourg

The week ahead 9-15 March 2015: Plenary session and committee meetings, Strasbourg

Murder of Boris Nemtsov. MEPs will debate the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and the general state of democracy in Russia with EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini and put a resolution to the vote. (Wednesday (11 March), Thursday) European Semester 2015. Economic priorities for Europe are up for a key debate with […]

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Net neutrality: EBU urges legislators to push for clear rules

Net neutrality: EBU urges legislators to push for clear rules

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is urging legislators to heed calls for strong and clear rules on net neutrality at EU level, as the process of finalising the proposed European Telecommunications Single Market Regulation enters a crucial stage. After over one year of intense discussions, member states’ ambassadors meeting today (6 March) in the Permanent […]

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Together, we can realise the dream of personalised medicine

Together, we can realise the dream of personalised medicine

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan With the great leaps in science and the explosion of data over the past few years, the potential for personalised medicine to give the right treatment to the right patient at the right time is huge. But it requires health-care systems and, of course, front-line […]

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European Audiovisual Observatory to carry out a major study on European animation for European Commission

European Audiovisual Observatory to carry out a major study on European animation for European Commission

The European Audiovisual Observatory will undertake a major study that will result in two unique publications on animation industry in Europe this year. This research will be carried out for the European Commission, the initiator of this project, to map out the landscape of the animation industry in Europe. The results will be presented at […]

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European Parliament introduces ‘MEPs for Wildlife’

European Parliament introduces ‘MEPs for Wildlife’

A cross-party group of MEPs and coalition of NGOs has been launched with the aim of putting wildlife crime “at the top of the EU’s agenda.” “MEPs for Wildlife” will be led by one MEP from each of the European Parliament’s seven political groups. Its central aim will be to increase the pressure on the […]

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