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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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Labels are for products, not for people: Psychological assessment, understanding and care

Peter Kinderman, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool and member of Mental Health Europe, argues that labels are for products and not for people, as he focuses on psychological assessment.
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Von Der Leyen formally signs the current Brexit deal

President of the European Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen, and President of the European Council, Charles Michel, formally signed the current Brexit deal after months of talks.
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European Medicines Agency and orphan designation

Here, we discover that the European Medicines Agency works to foster scientific excellence in the evaluation and supervision of medicines for the benefit of public and animal health in the European Union.
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The challenges of data security and queues at airports

Irra Ariella Khi, CEO of Zamna, discusses why data security challenges are causing queues at airports and what can be done to solve this.
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OECD: Discussing the Zero Carbon Bill, agriculture and climate change

Here, two policy analysts from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) talk to Open Access Government about the Zero Carbon Bill.

Hydrogen on trial: Fuel cell RCVs and the future

Hydrogen fuel cell RCVs will take to the streets in seven European cities this year as part of an EU-funded project to assess the viability of this technology to decarbonise waste fleets. Geesinknorba is supplying the H2 RCV to partner city Aberdeen.
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Conservative government: The impact on UK immigration law and policy

Legal minds analyse what could happen to immigration law and policy in the UK under the policies of the Conservative government.
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Ursula von der Leyen proposes €1 trillion investment for the European Green Deal

Ursula von der Leyen unveils proposals for a €1 trillion European Green Deal Investment Plan.
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The economic importance of “digitalisation”

Alun Foster, Head of Plans and Dissemination at ECSEL JU, lifts the lid on the economic importance of “digitalisation”.
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The future of transport in Europe

The future of transport in Europe is explored here with comment from Henrik Hololei of the European Commission, plus the priorities for transport research, digital innovation and aviation safety.
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Agroecology: The way to sustainability in Europe’s farming

Geneviève Savigny, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, argues that agroecology is the way towards sustainability in Europe’s farming.
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Promoting safe, secure and sustainable energy in Europe

Here, we learn about some of the priorities of the new European Commissioner for Energy, including promoting safe, secure and sustainable energy, reducing emissions and promoting energy-efficiency.
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The rapid growth in artificial intelligence in Japan

Agnieszka Kuczynska from EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, details the current rapid growth in artificial intelligence in Japan.
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Chinese foreign investment trends in the UK

Dr Kerstin Braun, President of Stenn Group, shares her views on current Chinese foreign investment trends in the UK.
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A spotlight on the future of cybersecurity in the European Union

Juhan Lepassaar, Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, looks into the future of cybersecurity.
Europe’s future, sustainability

Sustainability must be at the heart of Europe’s future

Vice-President of the European Economic and Social Committee, Isabel Caño Aguilar, argues here that sustainability must be at the heart of Europe’s future.
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Agriculture and crops: A focus on wheat cultivation

Aarthi Janakiraman, Industry Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, provides an in-depth focus on wheat cultivation across the globe, within the wider field of agriculture and crops.
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The pharmaceutical industry in Europe

Here, we focus on some of the key issues facing the pharmaceutical industry throughout Europe.
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Connecting the Arctic’s seas for sustainable development

Carole Plessy, Head of OneWeb’s Maritime Product Development, details here the role of connectivity when it comes to the sustainable development in the Arctic’s seas.
Thermo-Catalytic Reforming

Thermo-Catalytic Reforming: Converting biogenic residues into products for a low carbon economy

Dr.-Ing. Robert Daschner from Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Institute Branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg, describes experiences from scale-up to validate technology and process into industrially relevant environments.

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