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Scientists propose concept of ‘essential use’ to organize phase-out of #PFAS

Scientists propose concept of ‘essential use’ to organize phase-out of #PFAS

| June 18, 2019

In a study published on 17 June in the journal Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts [1], a group of European and American scientists proposes a definition of “essential use” as a driver to more health-protective and efficient regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (or PFAS). From textiles to food contact materials, cosmetics, medical devices, or firefighting foams, PFAS […]

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It’s time public woke up to reality of #LivestockFarming, says former MEP

It’s time public woke up to reality of #LivestockFarming, says former MEP

| June 18, 2019

Food safety standards in Europe, and in particular in the UK, are among the highest in the world, and yet consumer trust and confidence in the food system has never been so low, writes George Lyon, former MEP. Despite the wide availability of cheap, nutritious food, misconceptions around issues such as animal welfare and the use of antibiotics […]

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Vice President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Moscovici participate in #BrusselsEconomicForum 

Vice President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Moscovici participate in #BrusselsEconomicForum 

| June 18, 2019

Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner Pierre Moscovici will take part in this year’s edition of the Brussels Economic Forum, the flagship annual economic event of the European Commission, which takes place today (18 June). The Forum will discuss key challenges for the European economy, such as the role of the EU in the new global order, how to build […]

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Norway becomes 21st country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

Norway becomes 21st country to join #eHealth co-operation for personalized health care

| June 18, 2019

On Friday (14 June), Norway signed the European Declaration on linking genomic databases across borders. The co-operation aims to improve understanding and prevention of disease, allowing for more personalised treatments, in particular for rare diseases, cancer and prevention of diseases. The Declaration is an agreement of cooperation between different countries aimed to provide secure and authorized […]

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#2019InnovationScoreboards – Innovation performance of EU and regions increasing

#2019InnovationScoreboards – Innovation performance of EU and regions increasing

| June 18, 2019

Europe needs to deepen its innovation capability to compete on global markets and maintain and improve the European way of life, as called for by the European Council as recently as June 2018 and March 2019. That is why the Juncker Commission has set a new level of ambition for the EU and its member states and […]

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Barriers to trade: As #Protectionism rises, EU continues opening up export markets for European firms

Barriers to trade: As #Protectionism rises, EU continues opening up export markets for European firms

| June 18, 2019

The European Commission’s report released on 17 June confirms the continuous rise in barriers encountered by European companies in foreign markets. Thanks to the EU’s firm response, 123 such barriers have been eliminated since the beginning of the current Commission mandate, allowing for more than €6 billion extra exports in 2018. The latest edition of […]

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#EDD19 – European Development Days 2019 to focus on fighting inequalities

#EDD19 – European Development Days 2019 to focus on fighting inequalities

| June 18, 2019

Today (18 June), the 13th edition of the European Development Days (EDD), the leading global forum on development cooperation, kicks off in Brussels. The two day event will host more than 8,000 participants from 140 countries worldwide, representing 1,200 organisations from the development community, including heads of state and government, leading experts, key influencers and young leaders. This […]

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