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#EAPM – Patient access and #SPC waivers dominate health business 

#EAPM – Patient access and #SPC waivers dominate health business 

Just prior to Easter, (14-15 April), the Romanian Presidency hosted an informal meeting of EU health ministers, chaired by the country’s Health Minister Sorina Pintea, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. The event drew more than 140 delegates from EU member states of the European Union, who discussed the agenda topics […]

| April 18, 2019

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No #Brexit more likely than disorderly one, say economists

No #Brexit more likely than disorderly one, say economists

The chances that Brexit will be cancelled are now greater than the chances Britain will leave the European Union without a deal, according to economists in a Reuters poll, who again pushed back their expectations for when the Bank of England will raise interest rates, writes Jonathan Cable. Last week, the EU delayed Brexit until the […]

| April 19, 2019
MEPs strengthen #EUFinancialWatchdogs

MEPs strengthen #EUFinancialWatchdogs

MEPs approved rules strengthening the EU financial supervision needed for safer financial markets, fighting money laundering, and protecting consumers. The new law, adoptedthis week by 521 in favour, 70 against, with 65 abstentions, already agreed with EU ministers and spearheaded through Parliament by Othmar Karas (EPP, AT) and Pervenche Berès (S&D, FR), consists of an […]

| April 19, 2019
Better working conditions for all: Balancing #Flexibility and #Security

Better working conditions for all: Balancing #Flexibility and #Security

Enrique Calvet Chambon Parliament wants all workers to benefit from minimum rights on working conditions, including those on non-traditional contracts. On 16 April MEPs approved rules introducing new minimum rights on working conditions, including the length of the probationary period, working hours and restrictive contracts. The rules would also require that all new employees, including those on […]

| April 19, 2019
UK businesses stash cash as #Brexit gloom deepens – Deloitte

UK businesses stash cash as #Brexit gloom deepens – Deloitte

A growing number of large British-based businesses are prioritizing cashflow, fearing a downturn, as their view of the long-term economic impact of Brexit has darkened to its most negative so far, accountancy firm Deloitte said this week, writes David Milliken. Some 81% of chief financial officers surveyed expect Brexit to lead to a long-term deterioration in […]

| April 19, 2019
Rocky road to replacing #VladimirPutin

Rocky road to replacing #VladimirPutin

The transition to Putin’s constitutionally scheduled replacement as president of Russia may be rougher than currently expected. Sir Andrew Wood Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Soldiers drill for the Victory Day parade in front of a portrait of Vladimir Putin. Photo: Getty Images. The prevailing assumption outside Russia is that an ordered […]

| April 19, 2019
Labour Party denies newspaper report that #Brexit talks have stalled

Labour Party denies newspaper report that #Brexit talks have stalled

The Labour Party has denied a Guardian newspaper report that Brexit talks with Prime Minister Theresa May’s government have stalled, write Guy Faulconbridge and Michael Holden. The newspaper had said talks had stalled due to a Conservative desire for post-Brexit deregulation including pursuing a US trade deal. “There has to be access to European markets and […]

| April 19, 2019
#Kazakhstan presidential election to benefit stability in country

#Kazakhstan presidential election to benefit stability in country

Head of the Delegation for Co-operation with Central Asia MEP Iveta Grigule-Pēterse shared her view on announcement of the snap presidential election in Kazakhstan, Kazinform‘s correspondent reports. “The election is the only democratic way of expression of people’s consent to the country’s course. In your situation, the announcement of early election is a good decision. […]

| April 19, 2019
#OLAF – Parliament paves way for a more effective fight against fraud

#OLAF – Parliament paves way for a more effective fight against fraud

The European Parliament has adopted its negotiating position at first reading on the reform of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). “We have reached an important milestone on our way towards a stronger anti-fraud policy at EU level,” said Inge Gräßle MEP, chairwoman of the Budgetary Control Committee, who authored the report. “We reached a consensus […]

| April 19, 2019
Simpler and regionally adaptable rules for #EUFishermen

Simpler and regionally adaptable rules for #EUFishermen

After more than three years’ work, the European Parliament has adopted new simplified and regionally-adaptable rules on how, where and when fishermen can fish. Over the past few years, the legislation, which aims at limiting unwanted catches and reducing the impact of fishing activities on natural resources and ecosystems, has developed into a very complex […]

| April 19, 2019
#BankingUnion – Parliament approves rules to reduce risks to EU banks and protect taxpayers

#BankingUnion – Parliament approves rules to reduce risks to EU banks and protect taxpayers

 Parliament adopted a significant step towards reducing risks in the banking system and establishing the Banking Union, this week. The rules approved by Parliament and already informally agreed with member states, concern prudential requirements to make banks more resilient. This should help to boost the EU economy by increasing lending capacity and creating more liquid capital […]

| April 19, 2019

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Brexit: Labour must back another referendum – Tom Watson

Brexit: Labour must back another referendum – Tom Watson

Labour’s deputy leader says the move would counter a challenge from Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party.

Theresa May says UK will stand up for religious freedom

Theresa May says UK will stand up for religious freedom

The PM uses her Easter message to say everyone has a right to “practise their faith in peace”.

Hillingdon Council defends fines for public nuisances

Hillingdon Council defends fines for public nuisances

Hillingdon councillor David Simmonds “makes no apology” for the fines.

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