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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...
the current european commission

FOREWORD: Günther H. Oettinger, the current European Commission

Günther H. Oettinger European Commissioner in charge of budget and human resources European Commission The latest statistics show eight million jobs created in the European Union since the current European Commission took office. At the same time, over the past two years the EU’s economic growth has surpassed that of...
tackling antimicrobial resistance

The EU’s ‘One Health’ on tackling antimicrobial resistance

European Commissioner for Health and Food safety Vytenis Andriukaitis outlines the EU’s ‘One Health’ approach to tackling antimicrobial resistance Many of us know that misuse of antibiotics in people leads to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – a growing challenge already responsible for 25,000 deaths in the EU every year. However, practices...
Potential Brexit deal

The UK has 48 hours to agree to a potential Brexit deal so talks...

Michel Barnier has told EU member states that the UK has 48 hours to agree to a potential Brexit deal in order for negotiations to continue
Blockchain in Europe

Lithuania emerging as the ‘gateway’ to blockchain in Europe

Lithuania has announced it will be home to Europe's first Blockchain centre, making it the gateway for blockchain in Europe As well as setting an example for blockchain in Europe with the issuing of an e-money license to various companies, Lithuania is set to open the first International Blockchain Centre...
bitcoin crackdown

UK and EU plan Bitcoin crackdown over tax evasion fears

As the cryptocurrency hovers around the $10,000 mark, the UK and EU are threatening a bitcoin crackdown to prevent tax evasion and cybercrime
closer to a Brexit deal

May comes closer to a Brexit deal, but Irish border remains a sticking point

Theresa May is in Brussels and is said to be getting closer to a Brexit deal but talks on the status of Northern Ireland have not progressed

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