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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.

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.
psychological assessment, neurobiological

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.
current brexit deal, ursula von der leyen

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.
orphan designation

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.
queues at airports

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.
zero carbon bill, food security

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.
immigration law and policy, brexit

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.
european green deal

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.
importance of digitalisation, smart cities

The economic importance of “digitalisation”

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

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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