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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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#Trade – #EUAgri-FoodExports continue growing at record pace

#Trade – #EUAgri-FoodExports continue growing at record pace

| July 23, 2019

The latest monthly agri-food trade report published on 22 July shows that a strong increase in exports observed from the beginning of the year continues. According to the latest monthly data available (May 2019), agri-food exports are now doing 13% better than a year ago. The best performing exports include pork meat, spirits and liqueurs, wine […]

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First quarter of 2019 – Seasonally adjusted government deficit decreased to 0.5% of GDP in eurozone and down to 0.6% of GDP in EU-28

First quarter of 2019 – Seasonally adjusted government deficit decreased to 0.5% of GDP in eurozone and down to 0.6% of GDP in EU-28

| July 22, 2019

In the first quarter of 2019, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.5% in the eurozone (EA-19), a decrease compared with 1.1% in the fourth quarter of 2018. In the EU-28, the deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.6%, a decrease compared with 1.0% in the previous quarter. These data are […]

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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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EU environment and climate ministers – EU must speed up ambitious policy on circular economy

EU environment and climate ministers – EU must speed up ambitious policy on circular economy

| July 15, 2019

The second day of the informal meeting of EU environment and climate ministers focused on expanding the circular economy into new areas. The ministers discussed the solutions offered by the circular economy to mitigate climate change and halt the loss of biodiversity. The informal meeting of environment/climate ministers was held on 11 and 12 July […]

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#Agriculture – Commission gives geographical indication for UK ‘Ayrshire New Potatoes’

#Agriculture – Commission gives geographical indication for UK ‘Ayrshire New Potatoes’

| July 11, 2019

The Commission has approved the addition of ‘Ayrshire New Potatoes’/‘Ayrshire Earlies’ in the register of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). The newly protected product is planted, grown and harvested in the county of Ayrshire in the South West of Scotland. Ayrshire has been at the heart of the British potato industry since the cultivation of the crop was […]

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#USAgriculture needs a 21st-century ‘New Deal’

#USAgriculture needs a 21st-century ‘New Deal’

| July 11, 2019

These are difficult times in farm country. Historic spring rains – 600% above average in some places – inundated fields and homes. The US Department of Agriculture predicts that this year’s corn and soybean crops will be the smallest in four years, due partly to delayed planting, write Maywa Montenegro, Annie Shattuck and Joshua Sbicca. Even before the floods, […]

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