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#Petry: Leader of AfD resigns less than 24 hours since election success

#Petry: Leader of AfD resigns less than 24 hours since election success

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) yesterday (24 September) celebrated becoming the third largest party in Germany. This morning the party’s leader, Frauke Petry, resigned at the party’s press conference and declared that she would sit as an independent in the Bundestag, writes Catherine Feore. It is estimated that the AfD won 12.6% of the vote and […]

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#Brexit: May will say the EU-27 and the UK have a responsibility to reach a deal #Florence

#Brexit: May will say the EU-27 and the UK have a responsibility to reach a deal #Florence

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prime Minister Theresa May will make what has been trailed as a transformative speech in Florence today. Having moved the furniture on the deck, taking Olly Robbins into Number 10, held a marathon cabinet meeting – no doubt with the aim of getting the awkward squad on board – and delayed already hard-pressed negotiations for […]

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Innovation in personalised medicine and healthcare

Innovation in personalised medicine and healthcare

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Innovation in personalised medicine and healthcare as a whole is here among us and is moving swiftly, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine executive director Denis Horgan. But policy, rules and regulations must keep up if we are to make the most of the many breakthroughs, optimise the use of Big Data and bring novel […]

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#FutureorEurope: As EU emerges from “valley of tears”, there’s hope but also challenges

#FutureorEurope: As EU emerges from “valley of tears”, there’s hope but also challenges

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, in his annual address on the “State of the Union”, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned the EU was “at least in part in an existential crisis” and that too many “unresolved problems” stared us in the face, writes Shada Islam is Director of Europe […]

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#France’s Ear For Shoddy Science

#France’s Ear For Shoddy Science

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

An official from France’s environment ministry indicated on August 30th that Paris intends to vote against extending the European license for popular herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup. Back in July, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis insisted that a broad consensus on the safety of the substance […]

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In the #DRC, the EU needs to step in

In the #DRC, the EU needs to step in

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week, the DRC’s main opposition coalition said that parties should unite to push out President Joseph Kabila nine months after he was supposed to step down from office. As plans to hold new elections are further postponed, the leader of the coalition, Felix Tshisekedi, called for widespread acts of civil disobedience, such as refusing […]

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Slow #electric car uptake due to lack of choice, availability and marketing spend

Slow #electric car uptake due to lack of choice, availability and marketing spend

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

While car makers complain about the lack of recharging points and government incentives, it is the poor choice of electric cars, the lack of availability in showrooms and the few euros spent on marketing them that are as much to blame, a new report by Transport & Environment (T&E) has found. There are just 20 […]

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