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#EAPM: Survey on rare diseases to measure progress on access and orphan drugs

#EAPM: Survey on rare diseases to measure progress on access and orphan drugs

| April 19, 2018

As part of its ongoing work in the fast-developing sector, the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine is launching a survey regarding recent developments and current status of  R&D into rare diseases, the current system of incentives for rare disease companies and biotech as well as  the role of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in the personalised […]

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#CEP: Tech companies talk rights rather than responsibilities

#CEP: Tech companies talk rights rather than responsibilities

| April 19, 2018

The European Union recently upped the pressure on social media companies to do more to remove terrorist material from their platforms. Growing frustrated with the continued presence of dangerous content online, the EU Commission called on tech firms to remove this radicalizing material within one hour of being notified of its existence. “We still need […]

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A Europe that protects: Denying #terrorists and #criminals the means to act

A Europe that protects: Denying #terrorists and #criminals the means to act

| April 19, 2018

The European Commission is taking additional steps to further curtail the space in which terrorists and criminals operate – denying them the means needed to plan, finance and carry out crimes. Six months after the anti-terrorism package of October 2017, the Commission is proposing measures to: bolster the security of identity cards and reduce document fraud; provide […]

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#Merkel sees French and German agreement on Europe reform by June

#Merkel sees French and German agreement on Europe reform by June

| April 19, 2018

Germany and France will agree on European reforms by June, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday (17 April), brushing aside concerns that compromises could spawn a weak package, write Madeline Chambers and Michelle Martin. “The basis of what we are working on in the German government is the coalition deal,” Merkel said, referring to a […]

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UK supports Prince Charles to succeed Queen Elizabeth as #Commonwealth head

UK supports Prince Charles to succeed Queen Elizabeth as #Commonwealth head

| April 19, 2018

Britain backs Queen Elizabeth’s son and heir, Prince Charles (pictured), to succeed her as head of the Commonwealth network of 53 mostly former British colonies, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said, writes William James. “The UK supports the Prince of Wales as the next head of the Commonwealth. He has been a proud […]

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#EPBD – ‘Saving energy in buildings brings benefits to both the wallet and the climate’

#EPBD – ‘Saving energy in buildings brings benefits to both the wallet and the climate’

| April 19, 2018

The European Parliament has confirmed the agreement with the Council on a revised Directive for Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD). “A more efficient use of energy in our buildings will benefit both the climate and the wallets of European citizens and businesses, and contribute to a sustainable and competitive European economy,” said Bendt Bendtsen MEP, […]

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Macron’s project for Europe will widen the democratic deficit say #GUE/NGL MEPs

Macron’s project for Europe will widen the democratic deficit say #GUE/NGL MEPs

| April 19, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron defended his record on privatization and war at a debate on the future of Europe at the European Parliament on 17 April. His address comes on the heels of France´s bombing of Syria – with allies UK and US – and controversial proposals that will lead to a wave of privatizations […]

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