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#Brexit defeat ‘represents huge failure by UK government’ says GUE/NGL

#Brexit defeat ‘represents huge failure by UK government’ says GUE/NGL

| January 16, 2019

A statement by GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer, a member of the European Parliament’s Brexit Steering Group, on the UK House of Commons vote on Brexit. “The rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement by the House of Commons this evening clearly shows the huge failure of the British government. Since activating Article 50, Theresa May’s government has […]

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The EU cracks down on #Tobacco, but does it go far enough?

The EU cracks down on #Tobacco, but does it go far enough?

| January 15, 2019

New reports suggesting that Germany will back the European Commission’s crackdown on tobacco waste are just the latest sign that Europe is taking increasingly decisive action on cigarettes. Activists will no doubt cheer comments from German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze that those who produce tobacco filters (and other disposable plastic products) should fund the clean-up […]

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#EAPM – Digital transformation of health services in a modern Europe

#EAPM – Digital transformation of health services in a modern Europe

| January 15, 2019

There is plenty of innovation going on in the health-care sector, although some would argue that there should be even more. But huge a digital transformation is certainly underway and affects health care as much as any other arena, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. The European Commission, for its […]

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#EUFoodSafety system overstretched, say auditors

#EUFoodSafety system overstretched, say auditors

| January 15, 2019

Although the EU’s system for protecting consumers from chemical hazards in food is soundly based and respected worldwide, it is currently overstretched, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The European Commission and the member states do not have the capacity to implement the system fully, the auditors say. EU food […]

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#EAPM – Health care research: Moving the debate forward…

#EAPM – Health care research: Moving the debate forward…

| January 11, 2019

Research in health care is an ongoing discussion and the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) has always been vocal in this important field,writes EAPM Executive Director Denis Horgan. The broad topic and its many elements is the subject of continuous engagement by the Alliance, and will be highlighted during its upcoming 7th annual Presidency […]

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#EAPM – Stalled #HTA needs to move up a gear

#EAPM – Stalled #HTA needs to move up a gear

| January 9, 2019

Stop, start, stop…It may seem to everyone that the whole debate on the European Commission’s proposals for enhancing EU-wide cooperation on health technology assessment has been like sitting in a traffic jam – HTA appears to be going nowhere fast after almost a year since ‘hit the streets’, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive […]

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#EAPM – Update: Europe set for vital polls in May

#EAPM – Update: Europe set for vital polls in May

| January 7, 2019

Not surprisingly, the big news items in Europe politically this year are likely to be the fall-out from Brexit, assuming it happens as scheduled on 29 March, and the European elections in May, which will see a drop in the number of MEP seats as the UK departs after more than 45 years as a […]

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