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The EU/European Union describes a economical and political union of 28 States. With an estimated population of around 510 million the European Union policies aim to allow the free movement of people, goods and services. Within the internal market it aims to maintain common policies on agriculture, trade and more.

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The EU and European citizenship were established in 1933. With the inner original 6 being Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany. Although no member state has ever left, in 2016 the UK announced its intention to leave and has begun negotiating their departure for 2019.
More foreign aid is provided by the EU than any other economic union. Due to its Global influence and reach the Union has been described as an emerging superpower.

OLYMPUS, identity management

ObLivious identitY Management for Private and User-friendly Services

Dr Antonio Skarmeta and Dr Jorge Bernal Bernabe, University of Murcia, Spain, chart a European Research project, OLYMPUS, that addresses the challenges associated with the use of a privacy-preserving identity management solution.
EU migration statistics, general election

What do the latest EU migration statistics mean for immigration?

In the run-up to the general election, legal experts Sophie Barrett-Brown and Miglena Ilieva discuss Conservative immigration promises with the latest EU migration statistics.
European energy market

Completing the European energy market must be a top priority for the future

Tommaso Di Fazio, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, explains why completing the European energy market must be a top priority for the future of Europe.
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Opening a window into the Arctic’s true impact on the climate

Dylan Browne, Head of Maritime at OneWeb, reveals how we incentivise greater co-ordination and collaboration between researchers across the Arctic.
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EU crackdown: Novel food regulation of CBD

Here, European Union (EU) Novel Food regulations are thoroughly explored and questioned in the context of CBD in food.
apply for citizenship, International Observatory of Human Rights

UK government charges children £640 to apply for citizenship

In this article, Valerie Peay, Director for the International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR), describes the profit-making scheme used by the UK government on children who apply for citizenship.
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Why is the new European Commission one month late?

The new European Commission should have been in place on 1 November, but will actually ascend on 1 December: What happened to set them back one month?
mental health in the workplace, Ius Laboris

The issue of mental health in the workplace

In the first of a three part series, member firms of Ius Laboris outline the law across Belgium, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Italy around mental health in the workplace.
a low carbon future

A battery for all seasons: Proven technology is key to a low carbon future

Dr Alistair Davidson, Director, Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI), argues that batteries are a proven technology and as such, they are key to a low carbon future.
EU healthcare ecosystems

Blockchain-based technologies for sustainable EU healthcare ecosystems

Paul De Raeve, Secretary General of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), blockchain-based technologies for sustainable EU healthcare ecosystems.
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EU-Singapore trade agreement will begin before December

EU Member States today (8 November) endorsed the EU-Singapore trade agreement, suggesting that it could be implemented as soon as 21 November.
generation green, climate change

Challenging climate change with ‘generation green’

Here, read about the rise of the infamous Greta-led 'generation green' and what can be done to support it.
economic road, economy

EU 2019 Autumn: A challenging economic road ahead

The European economy is now in its 7th consecutive year of growth and should continue expanding in 2020 and 2021, so what's on the economic road ahead?
women in agriculture, AWIEF

Open Data intitiatives empowering women in agriculture

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) discuss Open Data initiatives for women in agriculture.
UK sanctions, SAMLA

UK Sanctions: Where are we now?

Here, John Binns from BCL Solicitors LLP briefly explains UK sanctions - where they came from and what the B-word impact will be.
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Tick-borne brain virus detected in the UK

A tick-borne encephalitis brain virus detected in 2 parts of England for the first time has been widely discussed: What's the truth behind the story?
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Syrian refugees: Hundreds forced to return to war zone

A report released today (25 October) investigates how Turkish authorities forced Syrian refugees to return to a war zone, in the lead-up to the current offensive in the northeast.
killing the planet, sustainable development

Is design killing the planet?

Shaun Gomm, Director at Sigma, discusses how design could be killing the planet: touching on sustainable development, tech and our 2050 goals for change.
economic crisis and the climate, European economic and social committee

Judith Vorbach: European Union, economic crisis and the climate

Judith Vorbach gives the foreword for OAG25 on the impact of the economic crisis and the climate from the perspective of the European Union (EU).
financial priorities, european competition policy

The financial priorities for France

Here, we take a look at the financial priorities for France, including comment on a modernised European competition policy and the development of sustainable finance.

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