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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.

Members

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.

Cybersecurity Act

EU negotiators agree on Europe’s Cybersecurity Act

The European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission have reached a political agreement on the Cybersecurity Act which reinforces the mandate of the EU Agency for Cybersecurity
leave the eu

UK free to revoke its decision to withdraw from EU, says Court of Justice

The Court of Justice of the European Union, has ruled that the UK is able to renounce its decision to leave the EU without the permission of the other EU member countries.
EU law

Ensuring the consistent application and interpretation of EU law

The Court of Justice of the European Union was founded in 1952 to work with the Member States in ensuring the consistent application and interpretation of European Union (EU) law. Open Access Government finds out more about the excellent work they do
information and communication technology

Making Europe a world leader in information & communication technology

Andrus Ansip has been Vice-President of the European Commission discusses his ambition to make Europe a world leader in ICT.
Horizon Europe discussion

EU begins Horizon Europe discussion with eight countries

R&D commissioner Carlos Moedas is preparing to brief Japan, US, Canada and others about the possible collaboration with the EU's €94.1 billion R&D programme, Horizon Europe
research budget

The finances of the European Union, including the research budget

The finances of the European Union, including the research budget is placed under the spotlight by Günther H.Oettinger, Commissioner for Budget & Human Resources at the European Commission
endocrine disruptors

The European Commission takes action on endocrine disruptors: A call for a multidisciplinary network

Alberto Mantovani, Research Director at Istituto Superiore di Sanità reveals how the European Commission is taking action on endocrine disruptors (EDCs) and calls for a multidisciplinary network of cross-cutting silos
EU Accessibility Directive

Maintaining accessibility through the EU Accessibility Directive

Mike Taylor, Senior Accessibility Analyst and Comms and Training Manager at Digital Accessibility Centre shares his thoughts on maintaining accessibility through the EU Accessibility Directive
UK SMEs

UK SMEs targeting international markets for growth post-Brexit

UK SMEs are geared up to take advantage of global business opportunities following the UK’s departure from the European Union, according to research published by Key Cities ahead of a significant industry conference on Brexit
education and training

Government must adapt education and training to prepare the next generation for the workplace

The European Training Foundation (ETF) tasked with supporting countries in the EU neighbourhood to undertake reforms in education and training and employment policies, is organising ‘Skills for the Future: Managing transition’
Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics would reduce heating bills for 120 million EU citizens

With prices of solar panels dropping by as much as 30%, the mass-adoption of photovoltaics (PVs) would bring 20% of Europeans out of energy poverty 
higher education

How will blockchain technology affect higher education in the future?

Tempson True, COO and PM at ICOHolder.com discusses the impact blockchain technology has on the future of higher education.
technology sector

UK technology sector still attracts high-skilled global migrants

Latest research from Indeed suggests that Brexit has hardly affected the tech sector's ability in attracting highly-skilled professionals from abroad.
fight hunger

Global efforts to fight hunger and feed the planet in a sustainable way

Commissioner Phil Hogan shares his remarks on World Food Day 2018 at the Civil Dialogue Group Discussion - Global Food Security, Sustainable Development and Relations with Africa on 16th October 2018, where he charts global efforts to fight hunger and feed the planet in a sustainable way
socially sustainable Europe

Recommendations for a more socially sustainable Europe

The EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum met on 23-24 October 2018 in Stuttgart to discuss ‘Anchoring the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve Social Rights for All’
power outages

Greece receives EU funding to become first member state to use solar power to...

As lithium-ion battery prices fall, Greece receives EUR 12.5 million in EU funding to become first member state to use solar power as a way of reducing power outages
baltic sea region

Advanced power electronics promotes the green transition in the Baltic Sea Region

The Interreg 5B project Power Electronics for Green Energy Efficiency (“Green PE”) helps companies in the BSR to transition towards more efficient products using next-generation power electronics.
world's fastest supercomputer

EU funds project to build world’s fastest supercomputer

EU industry ministers have launched a $1b project to build the world's fastest supercomputer by 2023 in an attempt to catch up with China, the US and Japan
mental health europe

Mental Health Europe explores Europe’s ability to face challenges in mental health

Claudia Marinetti, Director from Mental Health Europe gauges if Europe can meet the emerging challenges around mental health.
disease

Lack of exercise, an unhealthy diet – costing the EU billions of euros and...

Professor Joep Perk, Former President of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (part of the European Society of Cardiology, ESC) and member of the ESC Advocacy Committee shares his views on the growing problem of cardiovascular disease and why public health measures are needed to tackle it effectively

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