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#BEST: XXXV General Assembly of Board of European Students of Technology

#BEST: XXXV General Assembly of Board of European Students of Technology

The General Assembly is the biggest and the most important event Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) organizes. The main purpose is to bring together the whole international organization and its European partners to discuss on different topics regarding the work of BEST. The emphasis of the event is on analysing and developing the […]

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#Tobacco: Court defends EU directive on tobacco products

#Tobacco: Court defends EU directive on tobacco products

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has today (4 May) ruled against Poland, Romania, Philip Morris and others on the future EU-wide prohibition on menthol cigarettes, the standardisation of cigarette packaging, and the special rules for electronic cigarettes are lawful. The Court’s decisions were in response to three cases that concerned the EU Tobacco Products Directive. Menthol flavoured […]

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#ECYP2016: And the 2016 Charlemagne Youth Prize goes to…

#ECYP2016: And the 2016 Charlemagne Youth Prize goes to…

About the prize The European Charlemagne Youth Prize aims to encourage the development of European consciousness among young people, as well as their participation in European integration projects. It is awarded every year by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. Representatives of the 28 national winning projects were […]

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#EuropeDay: European Parliament open days

#EuropeDay: European Parliament open days

On Sunday 8 May in Strasbourg and on Saturday 28 May in Brussels, the European Parliament and other EU institutions will open their doors to the general public, a unique opportunity to discover the diversity of Europe in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere. The events mark the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration of 9 May […]

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#Kazakhstan could be ‘model’ for Europe in fight against terrorism

#Kazakhstan could be ‘model’ for Europe in fight against terrorism

Kazakhstan could become a “model” for Europe in its fight against terrorism and Islamic radicalization, a meeting was told. The event, to mark the country’s 25th independence,was told that Kazakhstan has successfully integrated people from different ethnic backgrounds and religions. According to the Assembly of the Western European Union (WEU), a Paris-based western defensive alliance, […]

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#Health: Genetic testing not yet perfect – but its benefits are real

#Health: Genetic testing not yet perfect – but its benefits are real

In the fast-moving world of science, especially in medicine, genetic testing is seen by many to have a high potential value, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Over in the United States, President Obama began a $215 million precision medicine initiative early in 2015, defined it as an approach that […]

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#BrusselsAttacks: ‘Adapting a new way to protect passengers in an airport doesn’t happen in one day,’ says former security head of Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport

#BrusselsAttacks: ‘Adapting a new way to protect passengers in an airport doesn’t happen in one day,’ says former security head of Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport

  “I hope that Belgian authorities are taking precautions in order to protect the passengers who are waiting in queues outside the terminal of Brussels,” said Pini Schiff an Israeli expert of airport security, writes Yossi Lempkowicz, senior media advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA). Thousands of travellers queued for hours on Monday  and some […]

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