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Surveys show need for more and better information on antimicrobial resistance (#AMR)

Surveys show need for more and better information on antimicrobial resistance (#AMR)

There is a clear need for wide-reaching factual information programmes on AMR according to several recent surveys on consumer perceptions and awareness of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This points to the growing need for greater understanding and demonstrates that science-based information should be one of the main points of action for the upcoming EU Action Plan […]

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#China’s first high level #biosafety lab ready for service 

#China’s first high level #biosafety lab ready for service 

| March 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

China’s first high level biosafety laboratory has been accredited and will be formally put into service, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said on 23rd February. The lab will enable Chinese scientists to research live Ebola virus and other highly contagious and infectious diseases, writes Qiang Wei. The authorization certificate was issued by the China […]

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#Space: Latest Copernicus launch will improve services for farmers, fishermen and other users of land and sea maps

#Space: Latest Copernicus launch will improve services for farmers, fishermen and other users of land and sea maps

The latest addition to the Copernicus satellite Earth observation family will halve the time needed to provide precision land-use data to benefit farmers, builders, fishermen and anyone who needs rapid access to up-to-the-minute data on conditions on the ground.  Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič said: “European citizens can be proud! After the presentation of the EU Space Strategy, the launch […]

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Commission welcomes the adoption of the first global #CO2 standard for aircraft

Commission welcomes the adoption of the first global #CO2 standard for aircraft

Yesterday (March 3), the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation – the United Nations agency responsible for international aviation – formally adopted the first ever CO2 standard for aircraft. The EU and its member states have been among the strongest and most active advocates of such standard, that will make an important contribution to […]

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Using EU trade tools to combat #WildlifeTrafficking

Using EU trade tools to combat #WildlifeTrafficking

MEPs call for a full trade ban of elephant ivory within and outside the EU ©AP Images/European Union-EP Recommendations on how to make better use the EU’s trade tools to fight an unprecedented surge in wildlife trafficking were approved by MEPs on Thursday (2 March). An ecological crisis is being fuelled by illegal trade in […]

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European Parliament today approved plans to tackle wildlife trafficking on eve of #WorldWildlifeDay 

European Parliament today approved plans to tackle wildlife trafficking on eve of #WorldWildlifeDay 

On the eve of World Wildlife Day (2 March), the European Parliament has approved European Conservative and Reformist (ECR) MEP Emma McClarkin’s proposals to use trade policy to tackle illegal wildlife trafficking. The report calls for improved use of customs technology at all stages of the supply chain and stresses the need for a coordinated international response […]

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Report gives ‘health check’ on landscape of EU #ChemicalIndustry

Report gives ‘health check’ on landscape of EU #ChemicalIndustry

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cefic has published new analysis that profiles the chemical industry in each European member state as well as overall for Europe. The analysis shows a snapshot of the perceived strengths and weaknesses of each national chemical industry base. It shows for example that the highly skilled labour force and emphasis on high-tech value added products help European companies to […]

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