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#Brexit – Is a U-turn in sight?

#Brexit – Is a U-turn in sight?

| August 20, 2019

Boris Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk on 19 August, setting out the UK government’s position on ‘key aspects’ of Brexit, particularly in relation to the ‘backstop’ provisions in the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland. The letter comes before one-to-one meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, and […]

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#Brexit – ‘Good Friday Agreement will be fiercely defended by the US Congress’ Pelosi

#Brexit – ‘Good Friday Agreement will be fiercely defended by the US Congress’ Pelosi

| August 14, 2019

Speaker of the United States Congress Nancy Pelosi fires off a statement in support of the Good Friday Agreement a day after the US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s visit to London where he met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, writes Catherine Feore. Bolton said that the UK would be “first in line” for […]

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#Brexit – Barnier calls for EU-27 to stay calm, stick to their principles and show unity

#Brexit – Barnier calls for EU-27 to stay calm, stick to their principles and show unity

| July 25, 2019

In response to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement in the House of Commons listing his priorities for government and further hardening his commitment to leaving the EU on 31 October, Michel Barnier (pictured) – the EU’s Chief Negotiator – sent a message to EU-27 member states exhorting them to stay calm, stick to the […]

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#FemTech – Millions of women could benefit from new non-invasive treatment for pelvic floor dysfunctions

#FemTech – Millions of women could benefit from new non-invasive treatment for pelvic floor dysfunctions

| July 23, 2019

Dr. Elan Ziv has developed a device that could transform the lives of women living with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Visiting Brussels, we took the opportunity to interview him and find out more about a completely novel non-surgical and disposable management option for women with POP.  ConTIPI develops non-invasive and disposable vaginal devices for various […]

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#Brexit – ‘The United Kingdom will remain our ally, our partner and our friend’ von der Leyen

#Brexit – ‘The United Kingdom will remain our ally, our partner and our friend’ von der Leyen

| July 16, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen, the European Council’s preferred candidate for the position of European Commission President presented her opening statement to the European Parliament today (16 July) including a short reference to Brexit.  On Brexit, von der Leyen said that while we (the EU) regret this decision, it respects it. She said that the European […]

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#Galileo – Prolonged outage of Europe’s GPS raises concern

#Galileo – Prolonged outage of Europe’s GPS raises concern

| July 16, 2019

According to the European Global Navigation Satellites System service centre, Galileo, the EU’s satellite navigation system, is currently affected by a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure. The outage, which started on Friday (12 July) is described by the EU’s agency as a  ‘temporary interruption of the Galileo initial navigation and timing services, with the exception […]

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#ECForecast – ‘Growth clouded by external factors’ Summer 2019 Economic Forecast

#ECForecast – ‘Growth clouded by external factors’ Summer 2019 Economic Forecast

| July 10, 2019

The European economy continues to be clouded by external factors including global trade tensions and geopolitical uncertainty. The manufacturing sector, which is the most exposed to international trade, is projected to weaken over the year. The GDP forecast for the EU remains unchanged at 1.4% in 2019 and 1.6% in 2020.   Always eager to be upbeat […]

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