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Improving #EUPublicHealth – measures explained

Improving #EUPublicHealth – measures explained

| July 15, 2019

  The EU helps to improve public health though funding and legislation on a wide range of topics, such as food, diseases, clean air and more. Why health policies are needed at EU level National goverments are primarily responsible for organizing and delivering healthcare and social security. The EU’s role is to complement and support […]

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#VonDerLeyen, Fearne and a British baroness…

#VonDerLeyen, Fearne and a British baroness…

| July 12, 2019

Greetings, and here’s EAPM’s latest update ahead of the weekend, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. It’s mid-July already and this week has seen the Greens flex their improved muscles in the European Parliament by saying that they will not support the candidacy of would-be European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The […]

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European Commission announces winner of #Loi130 architectural competition

European Commission announces winner of #Loi130 architectural competition

| July 11, 2019

The Commission has announced the results of an architectural competition launched in the spring of 2018 to identify the best solution to replace part of its ageing offices in the European quarter. The winner is a consortium of five companies specialized in the provision of architectural and engineering services: RAFAEL DE LA-HOZ ARQUITECTOS, Spain (Team […]

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#EDRS – European technology allows fast and secure transfer of data from space to Earth

#EDRS – European technology allows fast and secure transfer of data from space to Earth

| July 11, 2019

The European External Action Service and the European Commission have hosted a live demonstration of the European Data Relay System (EDRS), also known as ‘Space data highway’. The system is the world’s first laser-link in the sky, based on cutting-edge European laser technology. It allows transferring large volume of data, in particular images, from satellites […]

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#Agriculture – Commission gives geographical indication for UK ‘Ayrshire New Potatoes’

#Agriculture – Commission gives geographical indication for UK ‘Ayrshire New Potatoes’

| July 11, 2019

The Commission has approved the addition of ‘Ayrshire New Potatoes’/‘Ayrshire Earlies’ in the register of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). The newly protected product is planted, grown and harvested in the county of Ayrshire in the South West of Scotland. Ayrshire has been at the heart of the British potato industry since the cultivation of the crop was […]

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#Fishyleaks – New website aims to blow whistle on  #EUOverfishing

#Fishyleaks – New website aims to blow whistle on #EUOverfishing

| July 11, 2019

A new website launched on 10 July aims to provide a confidential, anonymous and secure way for people working in the fishing industry, public authorities or other areas to report what they believe are improper, unethical or illegal fishing practices.  “We created Fishyleaks to help those who want to share information with us, in a confidential, […]

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#EBA stress tests should focus more on EU-wide systemic risks, say auditors

#EBA stress tests should focus more on EU-wide systemic risks, say auditors

| July 11, 2019

The latest bank stress test by the European Banking Authority (EBA) should have been more demanding in testing banks’ resilience to systemic risks across the EU, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors. The simulated shocks were actually milder than those experienced during the 2008 financial crisis and the adverse scenario used did not […]

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