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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.

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HYDROUSA: Water loops with regenerative business models for the Mediterranean

Here, Simos Malamis explains the HYDROUSA project, which seeks to innovate wastewater treatment and create regenerative business models in the Mediterranean region.
Digital transformation in Japan,

Digital transformation in Japan and the European Union

Agnieszka Kuczynska from AGH University of Science and Technology charts the prominence of digital transformation in Japan and the European Union today.
citizen participation,

Getting citizen participation right in the European Union and China

Nikolaos Kontinakis, Acting Projects Director, EUROCITIES, shares his thoughts on getting citizen participation just right in the European Union and China.
AI systems

The FUDIPO Project: AI systems in process industries

Here, Erik Dahlquist discusses the FUDIPO Project, touching on how facilities like oil refineries and power plants can use AI systems.
product liability directive

The EU’s product liability directive and the digital era: Is a regulation revolution required?

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, Partner, at Signature Litigation, comments on the EU’s product liability directive and the digital era and asks if a regulation revolution is required.
uk immigration rules, global talent

UK immigration rules: Has the new policy changed UK migration statistics?

Sophie Barrett-Brown and Joshua Hopkins, Laura Devine Immigration, describe the effect of the new UK immigration rules on how people are actually migrating.
Mental Health Strategy

The need for a European Union Mental Health Strategy

Laura Marchetti and Jennifer Oroilidis at Mental Health Europe put forward the case for a European Union Mental Health Strategy.
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Europe deserves more and better research & innovation in cardiovascular disease

Prof Lina Badimon, Chair, ESC Advocacy Committee 2018-2020 Director, Cardiovascular Program (ICCC) – IR, Hospital de la Santa Crue I Sant Pau, argues that Europe deserves more and better research & innovation in cardiovascular disease.
brexit on mental health

The impact of Brexit on mental health

PMAC, Mental Health Training & Wellbeing Professionals, discuss the potential impact of Brexit on mental health, with a specific focus on immigration and family separation.
Potato late blight in Europe

Potato late blight in Europe

Didier Andrivon delves into the disease that once killed 1.5 million individuals in Ireland: Potato late blight, also known as Phytophthora Infestans.
COVID-19, coronavirus

European Commission announces €232 million aid package to tackle COVID-19

In a bid to tackle the recent outbreak of COVID-19 the European Commission has announced a new aid package worth €232 million.
digital future

Shaping Europe’s digital future with artificial intelligence

The European Commission's White Paper sets out proposals to promote the development of Artificial Intelligence to shape Europe's digital future.
Europe’s transformation

Universities driving Europe’s transformation

Amanda Crowfoot, Secretary General of the European University Association reveals how universities are driving Europe’s transformation.
systemic approach to education

A systemic approach to education, research and innovation in the EU

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, describes a systemic approach to education, research and innovation in the European Union.
R&D collaboration

Canada announces new R&D collaboration with EU

The Canadian Government has launched a C$50 million fund to boost R&D collaboration with the European Union.
UK employment law, Ius laboris

What are the changes for UK employment law in 2020?

In this article, Sean Dempsey and Richard Lister of UK law firm, Lewis Silkin take a look at what’s coming up in UK employment law in 2020.
mental distress

‘Remainers’ suffered mental distress equivalent to migraine after Brexit vote

Research has found evidence that ‘Remainers’ suffered mental distress, equivalent to a chronic migraine, in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.
UK 5G network, UK US

What you need to know about the UK 5G network

With recent discussions on the reliability of Huawei and the future of the UK-US trade deal, we answer three key questions on the UK 5G network.
decisions affect fish

How EU decisions affect fish, the ocean and life on earth

Rebecca Hubbard, Programme Director of the Our Fish campaign, reveals precisely how EU decisions affect fish, the ocean and life on earth.
Prepare for Brexit

Prepare for Brexit and safeguard your commercial contracts

Karen Holden, award-winning solicitor and founder of A City Law Firm, provides advice on how businesses should prepare for Brexit with a detailed focus on commercial contracts, a Brexit clause and the potential to do nothing.

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