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Consumers could face food bills after brexit

Thirty percent of food eaten in the UK currently comes from the EU: post-Brexit trade barriers threaten to disrupt that supply and increase costs for consumers, according to a new report from the House of Lords’ EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee
EU-Africa relations

EU-Africa Relations: A perspective from the European Council

Writer, MF Warrender from Open Access Government sheds light on EU-Africa Relations from the perspective of the European Council

Wildlife conservation: Africa leading the way at the European Parliament

There are “winners” and “losers” in the conservation of wildlife in Africa! H.E. the Ambassador of Zimbabwe proclaimed in a conference
GDPR

The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Andrew Davidson, Head of Marketing, Cyber Security EMEIA at Fujitsu shares his seasoned opinion on the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and reveals that the devil is in the data.
article 50

Article 50 – one year on: Progress on research and innovation

Director of Science & Communities at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Jo Reynolds explores the impact of the EU exit on UK research and innovation one year on from Article 50 Thursday 29th March 2018 marked a year since the UK commenced the formal process of leaving the EU and...
EU-Africa relations

EU-Africa relations: The challenges for a renewed partnership

Dr Alex Vines OBE and Tighisti Amare from The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House discuss their views on EU-Africa relations and the challenges ahead for a renewed partnership.
crash barriers

Marshalls – Landscape Protection

Aesthetically pleasing crash barriers as ‘street furniture’ – why functional will no longer do
blockchain funding

European Union boosts blockchain funding for research

European Union will increase its blockchain funding from 83 million EUR to 340 million EUR by 2020 The European Union will increase research funding for blockchain after it recognised a lot of potential use cases for the technology, especially for administration and businesses. Distributed ledgers are seen as a major breakthrough...
food prices

Lords launch inquiry into post-Brexit food prices

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee have launched an inquiry into the impact of Brexit on the price, and availability, of food for UK consumers Thirty per cent of food consumed in the UK comes from the EU, including over 83% per cent of its fresh vegetables...
Competitiveness Council in Bulgaria

Science Minister promotes joint working in science, research and innovation with EU Ministers

Science Minister Sam Gyimah met with European Research Ministers at the EU Competitiveness Council in Bulgaria Sam Gyimah highlighted the importance of international collaboration at the Research Day of the EU Competitiveness Council in Bulgaria, where he outlined his desire to see the principles of excellence, competitiveness and openness to...
technology talent

Brexit threatens UK IT prosperity

Brexit uncertainty will cut off access to technology talent across a number of industries UK organisations are suffering from a digital skills gap at every level and Brexit will further reduce Britain’s access to technology talent according to a new survey by graduate IT training and services provider, Sparta Global. The...
Cereal Species

New markets for traditional cereal varieties

Bernadette Oehen and Martina Eiseltová from HealthyMinorCereals.eu shares their thoughts on new markets for traditional cereal varieties The diversity of cultivated cereal species and varieties has been severely reduced over the past 50 years. Even though there are regional differences, common wheat, grain maize and barley are the most common...
Air Quality

Breathing space – EU efforts to clean up Europe’s air quality

Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries lifts the lid on EU efforts to clean up Europe’s air quality
Outermost Regions

Europe beyond the seas: The Outermost Regions

Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Crețu details The Outermost Regions strategy of the EU The EU has always paid particular attention to its nine Outermost regions, which are first and foremost European regions. This Commission went a step further so as to give these European lands from all around the...
allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is scary, but health is around the corner

Roberta Savli from EFA provides insight into allergic rhinitis Rhinitis is a very common disorder, far more than just sneezing a couple of days in the year. Allergic rhinitis is a serious chronic respiratory disease that reduces patients’ quality of life and their productivity at work and at school. Despite...
digitalisation

Three million EU nurses leading digitalisation

Dr. Paul De Raeve, Secretary General of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) explains why the deployment of eHealth services in nursing and social care are key drivers for modern societies today The deployment of eHealth services in nursing and social care are key drivers for modern societies. However,...
European cities

A sustainable future for cities is within our grasp

Abdeluheb Choho, deputy mayor of Amsterdam and chair of EUROCITIES Environment Forum shares his thoughts on the sustainable future for European cities As European cities, we are committed to making the transition to a circular economy. Building a more sustainable economy is an urgent environmental necessity and vital to our...
animal health

The global challenge of antibiotic resistance

Roxane Feller, AnimalhealthEurope Secretary-General provides a fascinating insight into the global challenge of antibiotic resistance Antibiotics have had very positive effects on animal health over the years. Our pets are living much longer than they were decades ago and livestock are raised much more efficiently through our ability to control...
Healthy Minor Cereals Project

From research to consumer: Demands for healthy, nutritious and innovative food

In this in-depth feature, we find out how the multidisciplinary HealthyMinorCereals project responds to consumers’ increasing demands for healthy, nutritious and innovative food A spokesperson from the HealthyMinorCereals reveals their thoughts on the demands of today’s consumers for food that is healthy, nutritious, innovative and produced sustainably. This in-depth article...
ministry of health

The future of the Danish Ministry of Health

Jonathan Miles from Open Access Government explored the work the Danish Ministry of Health does to improve health policy across the country The Danish Ministry of Health was officially established in June 2015 and is responsible for all healthcare policies in Denmark. Once an independent ministry when first launched in...

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