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#FemTech – Millions of women could benefit from new non-invasive treatment for pelvic floor dysfunctions

#FemTech – Millions of women could benefit from new non-invasive treatment for pelvic floor dysfunctions

| July 23, 2019

Dr. Elan Ziv has developed a device that could transform the lives of women living with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Visiting Brussels, we took the opportunity to interview him and find out more about a completely novel non-surgical and disposable management option for women with POP.  ConTIPI develops non-invasive and disposable vaginal devices for various […]

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#EIB backs €4.8 billion investment in rural areas, energy transition, transport, and private sector

#EIB backs €4.8 billion investment in rural areas, energy transition, transport, and private sector

| July 16, 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) today (16 July) approved €4.8 billion of new financing. This includes support for projects to improve communications in rural regions, increase private sector investment to support climate action, and accelerate the transition to clean energy, including support for Europe’s largest solar power facility. The EIB Board of Directors’ monthly meeting […]

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#JunckerPlan – €800 million for innovative small and medium-sized businesses in eleven countries

#JunckerPlan – €800 million for innovative small and medium-sized businesses in eleven countries

| July 15, 2019

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and ProCredit Group are providing €800 million to innovative small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the core element of the Investment Plan for Europe, or “Juncker Plan”, and the InnovFin SME Guarantee Facility. The financing will target companies using new technologies and producing new products […]

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#Ireland – Leo Varadkar nominates Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s commissioner

#Ireland – Leo Varadkar nominates Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s commissioner

| July 10, 2019

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed his intention to nominate Phil Hogan for a second term as Ireland’s member of the European Commission. Phil Hogan served as Agriculture and Rural Development commissioner in the current Commission and is considered to be a skilled negotiator and alliance builder. Speaking today (10 July) the Taoiseach said that […]

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Mergers: Commission clears the acquisition of #Worldpay by #FIS

Mergers: Commission clears the acquisition of #Worldpay by #FIS

| July 9, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Worldpay, Inc. by Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (‘FIS’), both of the US. Worldpay is a global provider of merchant acquiring and related payment technology services. FIS is a global provider of financial services technology with a focus on retail and institutional […]

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#SecondConnectingEuropeFacilityTelecom call: €25 million to boost cross-border digital infrastructure

#SecondConnectingEuropeFacilityTelecom call: €25 million to boost cross-border digital infrastructure

| July 9, 2019

The European Commission has launched the second Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call of 2019, with €25 million available to help European public administrations and businesses connect to pan-European digital platforms and ensure that the services provided are interoperable across borders. The call focuses on six areas: cybersecurity (€10m), eHealth (€5m), eProcurement (€1m), European e-Justice (€3m), public Open Data (€5m), and the new European Platform on Digital Skills (€1m). […]

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| July 8, 2019

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