Tag: Austria

#EAPM – #HTA debate moves to Sofia for key conference

#EAPM – #HTA debate moves to Sofia for key conference

| October 8, 2018

As the debate on EU-wide health technology assessment (HTA) reaches Council level after a positive vote on the Commission’s proposals at the latest Strasbourg plenary, the Bulgarian capital Sofia will host a conference on HTA’s implications for personalised medicine, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan.  The Brussels-based EAPM, and its […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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#EAPM – #Austria signs up for genome project and puts emphasis on digital health

#EAPM – #Austria signs up for genome project and puts emphasis on digital health

| September 12, 2018

Austria, the current holder of the rotating Presidency of the EU, has this week signed up to what began life as the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine’s (EAPM) MEGA initiative, joining those who signed a declaration in April.  MEGA stands for Million European Genomes Alliance and the welcome addition of Austria is the result of […]

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Hunt warns #France and #Austria of costs of no-deal #Brexit

Hunt warns #France and #Austria of costs of no-deal #Brexit

| August 2, 2018

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (pictured) has visited Paris and Vienna this week to discuss Brexit and warn of the costs to Britain and the European Union of failing to reach a transition deal, writes David Milliken. Hunt was in Beijing on Monday (30 July), where China offered Britain talks on a post-Brexit free trade deal, […]

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State aid: Commission approves €120 million public support for broadband network project in the region of #Oberösterreich in Austria

State aid: Commission approves €120 million public support for broadband network project in the region of #Oberösterreich in Austria

| July 31, 2018

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, a regional broadband scheme in the Oberösterreich region in Austria, aimed at promoting the deployment of a comprehensive next generation access network complemented by a next-generation backbone/backhaul network. The objective is to guarantee broadband internet access speeds of at least 30 megabits per second (Mbps) […]

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#EIB and #ESA to co-operate on increasing investments in #EuropeanSpaceSector

#EIB and #ESA to co-operate on increasing investments in #EuropeanSpaceSector

| July 12, 2018

European Investment Bank (EIB) Vice President Ambroise Fayolle has welcomed ESA Director General Jan Wörner to sign a Joint Statement on behalf of the two organizations. The Joint Statement puts forth the intention of the two organizations to co-operate on supporting increased investment in the European space sector, thus helping create a level playing field […]

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Europe needs to control its external borders and stop illegal migration

Europe needs to control its external borders and stop illegal migration

| July 5, 2018

“The European Council has followed three of the EPP Group’s key demands to stop illegal migration and to control our borders in a better way: giving more means and 10,000 additional officers to Frontex, establishing disembarkation platforms in Africa and better co-operation with African countries,” said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in […]

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