Tag: Environment

International collaboration in the field of #ICT research is a central cog in the wheel in tackling the global challenges of today

International collaboration in the field of #ICT research is a central cog in the wheel in tackling the global challenges of today

| May 11, 2020

  Researchers and scientists from all over the world are working together to find a vaccine to combat Coronavirus. Companies from Europe, China, USA, Australia and Canada are at the forefront in seeking to find medical solutions to tackle Covid-19. But there is one common denominator in the work of all these specific research programmes. […]

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#Brexit – UK government sets out approach to negotiations with European Union

#Brexit – UK government sets out approach to negotiations with European Union

| February 27, 2020

Number 10 Downing street released a document setting out the UK’s approach to our Future Relationship with the European Union.  “Our approach lays out our suite of proposals with the EU. The main element is the comprehensive Free Trade Agreement, or FTA, covering substantially all trade. We have also proposed a separate agreement on fisheries […]

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#EUSummitChallenge – A budget for the climate emergency

#EUSummitChallenge – A budget for the climate emergency

| February 17, 2020

Heads of state meet this week hoping to reach an agreement on the size and purpose of the next EU budget. The outcome should tell us whether Europe is able to finance its transition to carbon neutrality.Heads of state and government will meet on 20 February to continue negotiations on the size and priorities of […]

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Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

Hi-tech cooperation between #China and #EU has huge potential

| February 9, 2020

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), sometimes referred to as the New Silk Road, is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever conceived. Launched in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, the vast collection of development and investment initiatives would stretch from East Asia to Europe, significantly expanding China’s economic and political influence – writes […]

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How Will a No-Deal #Brexit Affect the Life Sciences?

How Will a No-Deal #Brexit Affect the Life Sciences?

| October 21, 2019

After repeatedly assuring the nation throughout the referendum campaign that the UK would under no circumstances leave the single market, Boris Johnson is now desperately trying to push through the hard Brexit that voters were told would not happen. Despite being legally obligated to get either a deal or an extension, Johnson is insisting that […]

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#EPP – More money to fight #ClimateChange

#EPP – More money to fight #ClimateChange

| October 15, 2019

A Resolution adopted on 14 October by the European Parliament’s Budgets Committee echoes and supports the outcome of the vote of 1365 amendments to the Council’s reading of the 2020 Budget. “Innovation, research and competitiveness are key priorities for next year’s EU Budget. We want more money for Horizon 2020, for research and innovation in […]

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Protecting the #Environment through criminal law: European Commission launches public consultation to evaluate EU rules

Protecting the #Environment through criminal law: European Commission launches public consultation to evaluate EU rules

| October 11, 2019

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to evaluate if the Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law has achieved its objectives. The Directive requires EU member states to treat certain activities that damage the environment as criminal offences, for instance trading endangered species, destroying protected habitats, producing, manufacturing or handling […]

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