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#EHFG2016: European Health Forum Gastein discusses new health and social needs in changing European societies

#EHFG2016: European Health Forum Gastein discusses new health and social needs in changing European societies

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today (30 September) wraps up the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), which welcomed ministers, NGOs, patients, professors and healthcare professionals to explore solutions to Europe’s changing demographic landscape. Demographics and Diversity in Europe – New Solutions for Health was the theme of the 19th edition of the EHFG, and the programme created a unique opportunity […]

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Ministers approve EU ratification of #ParisAgreement

Ministers approve EU ratification of #ParisAgreement

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a historic move, EU ministers today (30 September) approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union. The decision was reached at an extraordinary meeting of the Environment Council in Brussels. This decision brings the Paris Agreement very close to entering into force. Once approved by the European Parliament next week, the […]

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#EAPM:  Hype v Hope – Why personalised medicine doesn’t hold all the answers…yet

#EAPM: Hype v Hope – Why personalised medicine doesn’t hold all the answers…yet

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

A growing number of medical professionals will tell you that personalised medicine is the way of the future when it comes to diagnosing and treating patients, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. The staggering advances in the genetic sciences and other areas have meant that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ model for patient […]

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Commission statement on humanitarian situation in #Aleppo, Syria

Commission statement on humanitarian situation in #Aleppo, Syria

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, 29 September, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides issued a statement on the urgent need for humanitarian access in Aleppo. “The need for humanitarian access in Aleppo, Syria could not be more urgent.I am outraged by the unprecedented attacks that have targeted civilians and humanitarian infrastructures. No aid at all is getting […]

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#Ukraine: Trade commissioner unveils proposals to increase Ukrainian exports

#Ukraine: Trade commissioner unveils proposals to increase Ukrainian exports

| September 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström (pictured) is in Kyiv today (30 September) to discuss the progress in putting into practice the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine, in particular the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area. During her visit, Malmström is meeting Prime Minister Groysman, Deputy Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo […]

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#Transparency register: An eagerly awaited strengthening

#Transparency register: An eagerly awaited strengthening

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

After five years’ existence, the transparency register, of independent organizations and people whose business is to influence EU decision-taking processes, is to evolve into a mandatory system covering all EU institutions. This is “an eagerly awaited reform”, said European Parliament Vice President Sylvie Guillaume, welcoming the proposed inter-institutional agreement tabled by the European Commission on […]

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Between hope and fear: Future of #Jewish communities in Europe

Between hope and fear: Future of #Jewish communities in Europe

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Anti-Semitism continues to be a problem in Europe with every fifth Jew having experienced verbal or physical violence. On 27 September MEPs and representatives from Jewish communities gathered in the European Parliament to debate anti-Semitism and the future of Jews in Europe. “Jewish friends and neighbors, we stand with you against those who spread hatred,” […]

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