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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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Challenges and opportunities for the European transport sector

Director-General of DG Move of the European Commission, Henrik Hololei, outlines the challenges and opportunities for the European transport sector, including climate change, as well as research and innovation.
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Will Europe become a world leader in supercomputing?

Here, we find out about the desire for Europe to become a world leader in the field of supercomputing, with comment from Roberto Viola, Director-General of DG CONNECT at the European Commission.
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Building a stronger European Research Area

Maud Evrard, Head of Policy Affairs at Science Europe, shares her views here on building a stronger European Research Area: We find out that performing excellent, ground-breaking research in Europe is a priority.
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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.
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Promoting public health in the European Union Member States

Here, we take a look at some recent examples of how public health in European Union Member States has been supported by the outgoing European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis.
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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: An incurable lung disease

Steve Jones, Chair Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis and Board Member EU-IPFF and Gisli Jenkins from Nottingham University Hospitals, explain idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), an incurable lung disease.

The Digital Single Market: A focus on robotics and artificial intelligence

Here, we focus on robotics and artificial intelligence, two areas that come under the European Commission’s wider Digital Single Market policy.
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What was the first year of GDPR like? Where is it heading?

Ius Laboris share their thoughts on what the first year of GDPR looked like and where they see it heading in the future.
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No-deal Brexit and its impact on public health services

The potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on public health services in the UK has been widely reported. UK law firm Smith Partnership takes a closer look at the issue.
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“The council that solved Brexit”: Digital transformation and better business process for local authorities

Fotis Talantzis, CEO & Co-Founder of Novoville tells us how councils can solve Brexit by transforming public services with digital.
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A ‘No Deal’ Brexit will create an economic emergency

Here, Nigel Wilcock of the Institute of Economic Development, dissects the ongoing, hotly-debated question of a Deal with the European Union (EU) and the resultant economic emergency.
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Demand Response 101: How to get paid to cut power use for utilities

Rodrigo López, Energy Management Deputy Director, Feníe Energía, provides a detailed article about Demand Response, highlighting how you can save money on utility bills during periods of reduced energy use.
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The future of the judiciary: Rising above efficiency

Prof Michal Alberstein, PI of the European Research Council-funded project ‘Judicial Conflict Resolution’, discusses her view on the future of the judicial role.
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All for one and health for all: The EU scale to improve national healthcare...

José Inácio Faria MEP, Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) explains the approach of taking advantage of the EU scale to improve national healthcare systems.
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DeepHealth project: Deep-learning and HPC to boost biomedical applications for health

Jon Ander Gómez and Monica Caballero, DeepHealth Technical Manager and Project Coordinator, lift the lid on an exciting project that concerns deep-learning and high performance computing to boost biomedical applications for health.
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EU crackdown: Novel food regulation of CBD

Here, European Union (EU) Novel Food regulations are thoroughly explored and questioned in the context of CBD in food.
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European SMEs robotics applications

Dr Sotiris Makris, from the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation, explains how innovative SMEs can implement and prove new technology, including robotics, that addresses real-life problems.
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The European Commission: Defending investments in public health

Paola Testori Coggi, Former Director General for Health and Consumers, European Commission speaks to Open Access Government about her work here on defending investments in public health.
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The Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the EU: The linguistic aspect

Dr Karen McAuliffe, PI on the European Research Council funded project ‘Law and Language at the European Court of Justice’, discusses the impact of language and multilingualism on the role of Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
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Innovation in advanced lead batteries for low carbon future

Dr Alistair Davidson, Director at Consortium for Battery Innovation says that battery energy storage holds the key to a clean energy future.

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