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#Brexit – petition for direct communication to all citizens

#Brexit – petition for direct communication to all citizens

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

I recently presented a petition to European Parliament’s Petitions Committee on behalf of all the citizens of all 28 member states. My aim is to identify the best possible process for citizens when any member state leaves the EU. I believe such a process should be carried out in accordance with universal human rights and […]

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More emphasis on #health should underscore Juncker’s EU vision

More emphasis on #health should underscore Juncker’s EU vision

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

    Last week, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his now annual ‘State of the Union’ address at the Parliament in Strasbourg, but observers in the field were surprised to hear little mention of healthcare, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine executive director Denis Horgan. In one small section Juncker did, however, state that it […]

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#Tax: EU finance ministers agreed to develop new digital taxation rules

#Tax: EU finance ministers agreed to develop new digital taxation rules

| September 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The finance and economic affairs ministers of the EU member states discussed updating international tax rules for companies at their informal meeting in Tallinn today, so that these rules could also be applied to taxing enterprises that use digital technology. The ministers agreed to move forward swiftly and to reach a common understanding at the […]

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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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#EU and #Israel struggling to define where legal and illegal actions become politically driven

#EU and #Israel struggling to define where legal and illegal actions become politically driven

| September 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

Following the demolition of a EU funded school in the West Bank, many are outraged and wrongfully claim that Israel is violating human rights. This incident should be an opportunity for both Israelis and Europeans to define where legal or illegal actions turn out to be politically driven – writes Fulvio Martusciello, Member of European […]

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#Brexit: Scottish Government says devolution must be defended.

#Brexit: Scottish Government says devolution must be defended.

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Scottish Government cannot recommend the Scottish Parliament give its consent to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill in its current form, the Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe Michael Russell has told MSPs. In a statement at Holyrood, Mr Russell set out the Government’s opposition to the Bill’s proposals to transfer responsibility for […]

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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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