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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.

european research

Austria’s role in the European Research Area

Christian Naczinsky from the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research explores the country’s role in the European Research Area.
health and social care

Blockchain supports nurses in the continuity of health and social care

Secretary General of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), Paul De Raeve explains how blockchain technology supports nurses in Europe where the continuity of health and care is concerned Blockchain has the potential to modify the way health and social data are traditionally collected, interpreted and connected, shifting from...
Home Office toolkit

Home Office toolkit supports EU settlement scheme

Employers, industry groups and community groups in the UK will be able to give EU citizens practical advice on how to apply for settled status with the help of a new Home Office toolkit.
blockchain

Blockchain in the European Union: How the European Parliament approaches DLTs

Eva Kaili, MEP, Rapporteur of the European Parliament of the Blockchain Resolution, explains her thoughts on blockchain technology in the European Union today
tackling preventable diseases

Modernising health policy, building up knowledge and tackling preventable diseases

The work of Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, with responsibility for modernising health policy, building up knowledge and tackling preventable diseases
European Parliament

Seb Dance

Seb Dance is an MEP for the European Parliament.

Paul de Raeve

Paul de Raeve is the Secretary General for the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN).

Luca Jahier

Luca Jahier is the EESC President for the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

The European Union’s Single Market

The European Union has created a strong Single Market with all the laws and rules that come with it, it has created a common currency and has removed barriers and borders, but we are still far from having created the people’s union
environmental toxicology

Environmental Toxicology: How chemicals interact with environmental species and human physiology

The European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) give a detailed perspective on environmental toxicology, a life science discipline that seeks to understand how chemicals, both natural and man-made, can interact with environmental species and human physiology to cause harm
post-brexit

The importance of protecting the UK’s environment post-Brexit

Keith Taylor MEP, Green Party Member from the European Parliament for the South East region, shares with us his thoughts on the importance of protecting the UK’s environment post-Brexit, including air pollution.

Air matters… everywhere! Why our lungs need good quality air indoors

Isabel Proaño Gómez, Communications Manager at European Federation of Allergies and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) explains why air matters, for everybody, everywhere (H2)
NHS

NHS to benefit from £20.5 billion funding boost over the next 5 years

The Prime Minister has announced that the NHS will receive increased funding of £20.5 billion per year by the end of five years
blockchain

European Union to host blockchain AMA

The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum will host an 'Ask Me Anything' session on June 18th to answer any questions regarding their plans to implement a blockchain ecosystem
healthcare technology

An update on exports in the health technology sector

Jonathan Evans, communications manager at the Association of British HealthTech Industries provides an interesting update on the health technology sector, including the extent to which the UK exports to the EU every year in this vein.
Digital Europe programme

Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever Digital Europe programme

The European Commission yesterday proposed to create the first ever Digital Europe programme and invest €9.2 billion to align the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 with increasing digital challenges
scale-up businesses

Three quarters of UK scale-up tech businesses believe Brexit won’t hurt them

According to new research from Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, tax and investment management group, almost half (45%) of the tech scale-up businesses in the UK believe that the Government’s approach to Brexit and international trade will have no impact on them, while 30% think they stand to benefit.
May 25

May 25 is just the beginning of the GDPR story, says IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) have urged numerous organisations dealing with data about people in Europe to continue their efforts to adapt to the new standard and to train their staff way beyond May 25
2019 European elections

2019 European elections: it is time to show that the voices of all EU...

As the European Parliament marks one year until the 2019 European elections, Mental Health Europe says EU states must reform outdated laws to show once and for all that people with psychosocial disabilities have a right to be heard
GDPR

The EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Andrew Davidson, Head of Marketing, Cyber Security EMEIA at Fujitsu shares his seasoned opinion on the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and reveals that the devil is in the data.

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