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New rules for #OrganicProduction: Statement by Commissioner Phil Hogan

New rules for #OrganicProduction: Statement by Commissioner Phil Hogan

| May 24, 2018

The decision of 22 May by the Council to adopt the text of the Regulation providing new rules for organic farming clears the final hurdle for the modernization of the sector and the harmonization of rules covering organic production both within the European Union and in non-EU countries. Speaking after the Council had approved the […]

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#EUAuditors to examine cross-border #health care

#EUAuditors to examine cross-border #health care

| May 24, 2018

The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit of cross-border healthcare arrangements in the EU. The auditors will examine the European Commission’s monitoring and support for putting the EU legislation on cross-border health care access into effect, the results achieved to date for patients, and the effectiveness of the EU funding framework and of […]

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#EAPM: Call for Bulgaria to be bolder on innovation in Council Conclusions

#EAPM: Call for Bulgaria to be bolder on innovation in Council Conclusions

| May 23, 2018

The Bulgarian-based EU Council Conclusions on the European Open Science Cloud & ‘Accelerating knowledge circulation in the EU’ are due in early-to-mid-June, just before the country’s first EU presidency ends, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. But already certain draft versions are circulating and EAPM has its hand on the tiller in an effort to guide […]

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May calls on health, tech sectors to work on #cancer

May calls on health, tech sectors to work on #cancer

| May 23, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has called on Britain’s health service, charities and artificial intelligence sector to work together to better identify patients with the early stages of cancer and stop thousands dying each year, writes Elizabeth Piper. May, who is struggling to unite her top ministers over plans to leave the European Union, wants to […]

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After years of cherry-picking, can #IARC turn over a new leaf?

After years of cherry-picking, can #IARC turn over a new leaf?

| May 22, 2018

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a semi-autonomous unit of the World Health Organisation (WHO), elected Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass last week as the agency’s incoming director. Weiderpass is scheduled to take over from current director Dr. Christopher Wild in January 2019. IARC, which is dedicated to coordinating research into the causes of human […]

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EU releases emergency aid and starts humanitarian flight service to contain #Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo

EU releases emergency aid and starts humanitarian flight service to contain #Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo

| May 21, 2018

The European Commission has announced a package of urgent humanitarian aid to help contain an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An initial €1.5 million will provide logistics support to the World Health Organization (WHO), and a further €130,000 offered to the International Federation of the Red Cross for life-saving interventions by […]

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#WHO recommendations on ‘sin taxes’ could increase EU food bills by more than €600 per year

#WHO recommendations on ‘sin taxes’ could increase EU food bills by more than €600 per year

| May 21, 2018

A behind-closed-doors summit at the weekend agreed a manifesto that will dramatically increase the price of food and groceries for billions of people around the world, the Institute of Economic Affairs warned. The secret meeting at a five star hotel in Geneva, organized by billionaire Michael Bloomberg and the World Health Organization (WHO), is set […]

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