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Update: Global Conference heads up hectic week for #EAPM

Update: Global Conference heads up hectic week for #EAPM

| July 13, 2020

A warm hello to all, with hopes that you enjoyed a very pleasant weekend, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. EAPM Global Conference Tomorrow (14 July), EAPM is holding its Global Conference – owing to the restrictions of COVID-19, the conference will of course be online, but there are already […]

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UK to withhold power to control state aid from Scotland, Wales after #Brexit transition

UK to withhold power to control state aid from Scotland, Wales after #Brexit transition

| July 13, 2020

The British government is planning to withhold power to control state aid from Scotland and Wales when the Brexit transition ends, the Financial Times reported on Sunday (12 July), writes Sabahatjahan Contractor. The state aid proposal, which would give legal powers to Westminster to control policies for the entire UK, is expected to appear in […]

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Britain to spend £705 million on #EUBorderInfrastructure

Britain to spend £705 million on #EUBorderInfrastructure

| July 13, 2020

Britain will spend £705 million on border infrastructure to help keep trade flowing after its transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove (pictured) said on Sunday (12 July), writes Paul Sandle. The funding includes £470m to build port and inland infrastructure, including in the south-east […]

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‘Let’s get going’: UK tells businesses to prepare for #Brexit crunch

‘Let’s get going’: UK tells businesses to prepare for #Brexit crunch

| July 13, 2020

Britain is urging businesses and individuals to prepare for the 31 December end of the Brexit transition period with an information campaign titled: “The UK’s new start: let’s get going,” writes Paul Sandle. “At the end of this year we are leaving the single market and Customs Union regardless of the type of agreement we […]

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#Coronavirus ‘Class of 2020’: Europe’s lost generation?

#Coronavirus ‘Class of 2020’: Europe’s lost generation?

| July 10, 2020

When Dunia Skaunicova graduated in media marketing from Prague’s Metropolitan university she quickly found a dream first job at a startup in the Czech capital, where companies were fighting to snap up multi-lingual graduates, writes Michael Kahn. Months later, however, she suddenly found herself back looking for work after losing her job as the coronavirus […]

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New EU rule changes would mean bad news for #Smokers and #Vapers alike

New EU rule changes would mean bad news for #Smokers and #Vapers alike

| July 9, 2020

In its conclusions in June, the European Council approved a new consensus on excise duties on tobacco. The member states suggest rule changes that would increase the price of tobacco, and equally affect non-tobacco products such as e-cigarettes, writes Bill Wirtz.  Since 2011, the European Union has had a common minimum excise duty on tobacco […]

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EU wants #Brexit deal ‘but not at any price’

EU wants #Brexit deal ‘but not at any price’

| July 9, 2020

Top British and EU negotiators dined at Number 10 Downing Street on Tuesday (7 July), kicking off the latest round of Brexit talks that have all but stalled amid differences, with the top EU official saying he wants an agreement, “but not at any price”, writes Elizabeth Piper. Last week’s round was cut short with […]

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