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Pro-#Iran regime MEPs trample on EU voters’ democratic criteria

| December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

After WWII, European voters have been taught to consider human right criteria as a priority, writes Hamid Bahrami. During the many electoral campaigns in the EU, candidates tout their ideas based on human values and democratic principles such as freedom, gender equality, justice, rule of law, and rejection of fundamentalism. In reality, however, these valuable words […]

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#12DaysofChristmas: Europe turned blind eye to violations of human rights in Turkey

#12DaysofChristmas: Europe turned blind eye to violations of human rights in Turkey

| December 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

2016 was a disastrous year for democracy in Turkey. President Erdoğan’s assault on free speech accelerated following the July coup attempt (15 July), with the arrest of more than 140 journalists. The ongoing purge is not limited to journalists and includes judges, academics, teachers, business owners and civil servants. EU-Turkey Action Plan On 18 March […]

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#EAPM: The challenge of dovetailing improved trade with improved EU #health

#EAPM: The challenge of dovetailing improved trade with improved EU #health

The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (known widely as TTIP) is never far from the news and complex negotiations  have been ongoing for several years writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. The deal will affect many areas and its enthusiastic proponents and those strongly against such an agreement are […]

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Health security is as vital as havens from terrorism

Health security is as vital as havens from terrorism

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan  Everyone wants to feel secure, and the Brussels ‘lockdown’ over the weekend and the past few days has thrown that into sharp relief.  Closed schools, closed metros, closed shops and almost-empty bars have been in stark contrast a heavy army and police presence alongside […]

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Brussels group ‘lukewarm’ on EU health draft

Brussels group ‘lukewarm’ on EU health draft

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

By European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan A potentially highly influential Opinion on health services from a European Commission Expert Panel will receive first reactions today (6 November) from a Brussels-based healthcare group, among other stakeholders across Europe. The public consultation on the preliminary opinion on ‘Access to health services in […]

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Civil Society Day 2015: Improving EU legislation through strong involvement of civil society

Civil Society Day 2015: Improving EU legislation through strong involvement of civil society

The European Economic and Social Committee, together with its Liaison Group with European civil society networks, is organizing the Civil Society Day 2015, an annual event bringing together European and national civil society organizations, business leaders and entrepreneurs, academics, representatives from EU institutions, including the EU Parliament. The 2015 event will have a special focus […]

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Swiss-EU deal complicated by UK ‘Brexit’ referendum

Swiss-EU deal complicated by UK ‘Brexit’ referendum

Opinon by Denis MacShane For many years the starkest contrast between Switzerland and Europe’s other oldest continuous democracy, Britain, was that the Brits did rule by parliament while the Swiss did rule by referendums. Now there has been a cross-over as Switzerland waits anxiously on the outcome of the British election on 7 May to […]

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