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Brexit talks hit ‘real problem’ over Northern Ireland border

Brexit talks hit ‘real problem’ over Northern Ireland border

Brexit negotiations have hit a “real problem” over the issue of the Irish border, government sources have warned. The EU is believed to be seeking further reassurances to prevent the return of a so-called hard border involving physical checks. Hopes of a breakthrough were raised when the Brexit secretary made an unscheduled trip to Brussels […]

| October 15, 2018

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#EAPM – Climate change is one thing, Mr President – changes in cancer treatments are another…

#EAPM – Climate change is one thing, Mr President – changes in cancer treatments are another…

Love them or loath them, politicians from left, right and centre are an essential part of the landscape in every important arena affecting citizens, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Whatever one may make of the recent news that US President Donald Trump no longer believes that climate change is a […]

| October 15, 2018
Brexit talks hit ‘real problem’ over Northern Ireland border

Brexit talks hit ‘real problem’ over Northern Ireland border

Brexit negotiations have hit a “real problem” over the issue of the Irish border, government sources have warned. The EU is believed to be seeking further reassurances to prevent the return of a so-called hard border involving physical checks. Hopes of a breakthrough were raised when the Brexit secretary made an unscheduled trip to Brussels […]

| October 15, 2018
Congress in #Astana focuses on religion as means to address global challenges

Congress in #Astana focuses on religion as means to address global challenges

The world is experiencing major challenges. From the long-running conflicts in the Middle East, and instability and mistrust between many nations, it’s hard to deny that the world is going through a turbulent period. Multiple reasons have been put forward for the difficulties we are facing, ranging from economic hardships of some countries and regions, […]

| October 15, 2018
Commission decides to harmonize radio spectrum for #InternetOfThings

Commission decides to harmonize radio spectrum for #InternetOfThings

The European Commission has adopted an Implementing Decision to harmonise the radio spectrum for use by short-range devices in 874-876 and 915-921 MHz bands. This decision will facilitate a variety of applications in support of the Internet of Things like smart cities, smart homes, smart farming and smart transport systems. For businesses, for instance, it will support […]

| October 15, 2018
#DanielDalton:  EU must be more ambitious to save cyclists’ lives

#DanielDalton:  EU must be more ambitious to save cyclists’ lives

Conservative MEPs are urging the EU to be more ambitious in its efforts to cut the number of cyclists and pedestrians dying in accidents involving lorries. The party’s Internal Market spokesman, Daniel Dalton MEP (pictured), has called for new design measures aimed at eliminating lorry blind spots to become mandatory on new models by 2024 […]

| October 15, 2018
A new bioeconomy strategy for a #SustainableEurope

A new bioeconomy strategy for a #SustainableEurope

The Commission has put forward an action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy that serves Europe’s society, environment and economy. As announced by President Juncker and First Vice President Timmermans in their letter of intent accompanying President Juncker’s 2018 State of the Union Address, the new bioeconomy strategy is part of the Commission’s drive to boost jobs, growth and investment in […]

| October 15, 2018
Deal on protecting workers from exposure to #HarmfulSubstances

Deal on protecting workers from exposure to #HarmfulSubstances

A deal on new EU rules to better protect workers from exposure to carcinogenic and mutagenic substances was struck by Employment Committee MEPs and the Council. 12 million workers in the EU potentially exposed to diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEE) will now be better protected, as diesel fumes and their corresponding exposure limit value were […]

| October 15, 2018
#DecarbonizingEurope by 2050 – EU energy players propose one broad ambitious mission for Europe

#DecarbonizingEurope by 2050 – EU energy players propose one broad ambitious mission for Europe

In a bid to shape one of Europe’s future grand challenges within the European Commission’s new framework programme Horizon Europe, a coalition gathering the most important energy players in Europe covering the electricity, heat and gas sector are proposing a broad challenge to Europe: Let’s aim at decarbonizing Europe by 2050. The European Commission’s Horizon Europe […]

| October 15, 2018
#Oceana: Time is fast running out for ending #Overfishing in the #Baltic #StopOverfishing #BalticTACs #CFPreality

#Oceana: Time is fast running out for ending #Overfishing in the #Baltic #StopOverfishing #BalticTACs #CFPreality

On 15 October, the EU’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) is due to meet in Luxembourg where ministers will decide on fishing limits for the Baltic Sea in 2019. Oceana encourages the Total Allowable Catches (TACs) to be in line with scientific advice, which could help rebuild stocks and eventually increase catches by 25%. In […]

| October 15, 2018
#Facebook – MEPs demand full audit by EU bodies to assess data protection

#Facebook – MEPs demand full audit by EU bodies to assess data protection

EU bodies should be allowed to fully audit Facebook to assess data protection and security of users’ personal data, Civil Liberties MEPs said last week. MEPs take note of the privacy improvements undertaken by Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but recall that the company has yet not carried out the promised full internal audit. […]

| October 15, 2018

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Theresa May: ‘Time for cool, calm heads’ on Brexit

Theresa May: ‘Time for cool, calm heads’ on Brexit

Theresa May tells MPs about the latest UK-EU talks as the two sides negotiate a post-Brexit deal.

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
Corbyn: Another nothing-has-changed moment

Corbyn: Another nothing-has-changed moment

The Labour leader accuses Theresa May of “Groundhog Day” over the progress of trade talks with the EU.

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
Brexitcast: Do government ministers know what’s going to happen next?

Brexitcast: Do government ministers know what’s going to happen next?

Laura Kuenssberg describes a dramatic phone call from a government minister about a Brexit “end game”.

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

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