Tag: european parliament

Cross-border #healthcare needs to be better implemented

Cross-border #healthcare needs to be better implemented

| February 13, 2019

This week saw a European Parliament debate in Strasbourg on the implementation of the cross-border healthcare directive, an area that the European Alliance for Personalise Medicine (EAPM) is following closely – writes Denis Horgan, EAPM Executive Director. The EPP’s Ivo Belet acted as rapporteur on an own-initiative report on the implementation of the directive, which everyone has acknowledged […]

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#Huawei – part of the solution, not part of the problem

#Huawei – part of the solution, not part of the problem

| February 3, 2019

Abraham Liu is a man with a mission. As the Huawei’s new Chief Representative to the European Union, his role is to convince EU politicians and policy makers that his company is a leading global provider of information and communications infrastructure and smart devices that can be trusted, and not a vehicle for Chinese spying. […]

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#EP Debate: We need to put the reins on Big Tobacco

#EP Debate: We need to put the reins on Big Tobacco

| February 1, 2019

As always, the devil is in the details. That was the overall conclusion of a public hearing on the illicit tobacco trade in Europe organized by MEP Cristian Silviu Bușoi in the European Parliament on January 29th.  Bușoi has emerged as one of the most vocal MEPs in the on-going fight to decouple the European […]

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Dozens of underground human rights reporters arrested in #China

Dozens of underground human rights reporters arrested in #China

| January 23, 2019

“At least 45 Chinese reporters working underground for an Italy-based media outlet were arrested, interrogated, and accused of espionage in China in the last six months,” declared Marco Respinti, a panelist at a conference on religious freedom in China organized this Wednesday at the European Parliament – writes Willy Fautré, director of Human Rights Without Frontiers. […]

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The desperate struggle of #refugees living in #Turkey

The desperate struggle of #refugees living in #Turkey

| January 10, 2019

When refugees flee the misery of the conditions in their country-of-origin for Turkey, they carry little more with them than fervent hopes for a better life. Yearning to finally have broken free of the unbearable hardships of their former existence, it is all too easy to believe this is a chance to leave behind the […]

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#Bulgaria: Whistleblower reveals corruption in the sale of passports goes to the top

#Bulgaria: Whistleblower reveals corruption in the sale of passports goes to the top

| January 6, 2019

Katya Mateva started work in the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice in 2005. In 2012, when she rose to the level of director of the Council for Citizenship, there was a change of government. The new parliament decided to carry out an investigation into the granting of Bulgarian citizenship over the previous 10 years – a […]

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#Africa – Europe: High level forum in Vienna

#Africa – Europe: High level forum in Vienna

| December 24, 2018

The economic and political Capital of Austria, Vienna hosted 18 December 2018 a high-level Forum bringing together European and African political leaders, representatives of major international financial institutions and other development partners. Entrepreneurs from both the private and public sectors also took part. The central theme for some 900 participants was:  “Driving the cooperation in […]

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