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Perspectives on a European Space Council

Here, the European Space Policy Institute discusses the possibilities and perspectives of a European Space Council: This could be the future strategy of EU space ambitions.
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Prisoners in the UK will be taught coding and digital skills

£1.2 million is being given to a pilot scheme that will enable prisoners to learn digital skills so that they can enter non-criminal professions on their release into society.
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European Elections 2019: Beating childhood cancer

The European Elections 2019 Manifesto for the Paediatric Oncology & Haematology community has been launched, and it prioritises beating childhood cancer to aim for zero deaths.
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Securing vacant property in uncertain UK market conditions

Stuart Woolgar, CEO of Global Guardians, considers how the uncertainty caused by Brexit has impacted on the British property market and how to manage the security of vacant buildings.
G Cloud 11, supplier applications

G-Cloud 11 is open for supplier applications

The UK Government have re-opened their G-Cloud 11 for supplier applications: read more to find out what that means for your business.
millennial engagement

The secret to millennial engagement? Progressive politics!

Maria Joao Rodrigues, President of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Vice President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, argues that the secret to millennial engagement is progressive politics.
poverty and social exclusion

A social challenge for Europe: The fight against poverty and social exclusion

Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES explains why the fight against poverty and social exclusion is a social challenge for Europe.
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Brexit: EU completes preparations for possible “no-deal”

As it is increasingly likely that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal on 12 April, the European Commission has today completed its “no-deal” preparations.
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What is progressive state leadership today?

Professor Richard Beardsworth, Aberystwyth University, examines what progressive state leadership is in the world of politics and how it can be implemented.
England's housing crisis

England’s housing crisis: Is a distracted government the last to listen to obvious answers?

Chris Bailey of Action on Empty Homes asks if in England’s housing crisis, is a distracted government the last to listen to obvious answers?
European Economic and Social Committee

The priorities of the European Economic and Social Committee: Where citizens can have their...

Gianluca Brunetti, Secretary General of the European Economic and Social Committee charts the organisation’s priorities, defined as a place where citizens can have their say.
UK Aid for cyclone, cyclone idai in mozambique

Extra £12 million in UK aid for Cyclone Idai

UK Aid is sending £12 million to the survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawai and Zimbabwe, in addition to the £6 million announced on Monday.
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UK investigates crime-fighting AI for racial discrimination

The globally unique Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation will work with the Race Disparity Unit to examine AI potentially making racially discriminative decisions in crime and justice.
homeless veterans

Homeless veterans to be supported through £1 million boost

Homeless veterans will be supported through an extra £1 million boost, the Communities Secretary, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP has announced.
Period Poverty

Initial Washroom Hygiene teams up with Freedom4Girls to help end Period Poverty

To help combat Period Poverty, Initial Washroom Hygiene has partnered with Freedom4Girls, a UK-registered charity actively supporting women and girls in both the UK and worldwide, who struggle to access or afford safe menstrual protection.
New UK pension scheme, collective defined contribution

New UK pension scheme: “Could deliver improved returns for millions”

Amber Rudd backed plans for the first Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) in the UK, a new UK pension scheme which is currently in development.
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Creative Sector and UK government: A question of mutual support?

In this article, Erica Wolfe-Murray discusses the underexplored relationship between the Creative Sector and the UK government, urging the UK to focus on an often-ignored, increasingly powerful industry.
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Imprisoned without trial: The Indigenous population of Mexico

In this article, Kristin Dilani Nadarajah describes the human rights movement happening to stop the mistreatment of indigenous prisoners by the Mexican government.
SME manufacturers, Brexit, EU to UK

SME manufacturers moving supplier base from EU to UK

From investment to turnover, recruitment to profits, forecasts are down for UK SME manufacturers as they divert valuable resources to manage Brexit uncertainty, says the national Manufacturing Barometer.
2019 Spring Statement, period poverty, knife crime, STEM, STEM research funding

2019 Spring Statement: Period poverty, knife crime and STEM

In the 2019 Spring Statement, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond addressed current subjects such as period poverty alongside general poverty, knife crime, and priorities within STEM research funding.

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