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criminal money

Billions of criminal money laundered through cryptocurrencies

Three to four billion pounds of criminal money in Europe is being laundered through cryptocurrencies, according to Europol Europol, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, estimates that about 3-4% of the £100bn in illegal proceeds in Europe are laundered through cryptocurrencies. Europol’s director Rob Wainwright has said that regulators...
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...
Astroparticle Physics

CMB Space missions: a window to astroparticle physics

Prof. Nicola Vittorio from Università degli Studi di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’ gives an absorbing insight into CMB Space missions and why they are a window to astroparticle physics I put stress1 on the great goal of modern cosmology: investigating the physics of the early universe. This very ambitious goal requires...
cryptocurrencies

European Central Bank to discuss cryptocurrencies with youth

The President of the European Central Bank (ECB) will be answering questions about bitcoin and blockchain via a series of videos Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank, will respond to a number of questions that were submitted, on Tuesday 23 January 2018, to discuss the topic of...
Digital revolution

Space: An essential sector for Europe at a time of digital revolution

Sebastien Moranta, coordinator of studies at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) explores why space is an essential sector for Europe during a time of digital revolution The international space community recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1 (October 4th, 1957), humankind’s first step into the...
research, science and innovation

Promoting research, science and innovation in Europe

The work of European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas was previously Secretary of the State to the Prime Minister of Portugal. One of Moedas’s main priorities today is social...
Huntington’s disease (HD)

Ground-breaking results for Huntington’s Disease (HD) research

Svein Olaf Olsen and Maiken Arnesen from the European Huntington Association reveal their thoughts on a recent and significant breakthrough concerning Huntington’s Disease (HD) research The 11th December 2017 will probably go into history along with the discovery of the Huntington gene in 1993. On this date, IONIS Pharmaceuticals announced...
diversity

Challenges and opportunities of living amidst diversity

In this special in-depth feature, Dr Anouk Tersteeg and Dr Gideon Bolt Faculty of Geosciences from Utrecht University both explore the challenges and opportunities of living amidst diversity in today’s world Dr Anouk Tersteeg and Dr Gideon Bolt Faculty of Geosciences from Utrecht University unveil fascinating findings from the PhD-thesis,...
energy trading project

BTL announces next phase of European Energy trading project

BTL has revealed further information on the next phase of its European energy trading project, under which four oil and gas supermajors and five energy traders propose to participate using BTL’s Interbit blockchain platform to deliver gas trading reconciliation through to settlement and delivery of trades This second phase of...
Airborne

EUFAR – Looking to the future of airborne environmental research in Europe

Philip R.A. Brown from EUFAR AISBL at the UK’s Met Office takes us on a journey to explore the exciting future of airborne environmental research in Europe today Instrumented aircraft are an important scientific tool, allowing researchers to observe the atmosphere and land and ocean surfaces in support of a...
european mental health systems

Report reveals flaws and human rights challenges in European mental health systems

Mental Health Europe and the University of Kent-Tizard Centre have launched a new report which has revealed the flaws and human rights challenges in European mental health systems Tens and thousands of people with mental health problems are living in psychiatric and other institutions in Europe today. At least 264,000...
Social Cohesion

Opportunities for social cohesion in diverse and deprived neighbourhoods

Dr. Anouk Tersteeg and Dr. Gideon Bolt from Utrecht University explore the opportunities ahead for social cohesion in diverse and deprived neighbourhoods Political debates about diversity in Europe are still mostly concerned with the question of how much diversity to accept, whereas the reality is that cities are becoming irreversibly...
next generation supercomputing

Mont-Blanc project: preparing for next-generation supercomputing

Etienne Walter, Mont-Blanc 3 coordinator at Atos shares an expert perspective on how the Mont-Blanc project is preparing for next-generation supercomputing Arm low-power processors dominate the mobile world of smartphones, tablets and embedded IoT devices. With data centres consuming ever more power, the idea of using highly energy-efficient Arm chips...
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
Public health professional

Could the new public health professional please stand up?

EUPHA Executive Director, Dineke Zeegers Paget explores the importance of improving public health in Europe The European Public Health Association – EUPHA – is an umbrella organisation for national public health associations, active in 45 European countries. EUPHA’s vision is of improving health and well-being and narrowing health inequalities for...

The role of the bioeconomy in Europe

Commissioner Phil Hogan recently revealed his thoughts on the role of a well-functioning bioeconomy in Europe, during a speech at Bio-based Industries Joint Stakeholder Forum At the Juncker Commission, we are convinced that a well-functioning bioeconomy can provide solutions to many of the challenges facing the EU, particularly in relation...
rail in europe

The key issues for rail in Europe today

Libor Lochman, CER Executive Director discusses the key issues for rail in Europe today and offers insight into areas for improvement In May 2018, the European Commission is planning to publish its proposal for the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), which will eventually translate into budgetary commitments for those political...
workplace mental health

Good management is essential for positive mental health in the workplace

Mental Health Europe’s Director Maria Nyman shares insights on how to promote a positive work environment to improve workplace mental health The benefits of promoting positive workplace mental health, as well as the existing psychosocial risks linked to work and employment, are widely acknowledged. Most of us will also know...
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...

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