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EU Research Commissioner fights to protect a €100 billion investment

The EU’s research Commissioner, Carlos Moedas has demanded more commitment from member states on research and innovation spending, despite a widespread sense of reluctance throughout the European Union to increase the budget.
sustainable intensification of agriculture

The sustainable intensification of agriculture in Europe

In this in-depth analysis, Cristina Cruz, Professor Auxiliar at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) shares her thoughts on the sustainable intensification of agriculture (SIA) in Europe today
science and innovation

Research, science and innovation in Europe

Open Access Government places the excellent work of European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas under the spotlight
rediscovering blockchain

Rediscovering blockchain and bitcoin in Europe

Antanas Guoga MEP shares his views on why 2018 is an important period for rediscovering blockchain and bitcoin in Europe
Construction and concessions

Making all the difference: Construction and concessions in Europe

Eiffage is a major European player in construction and concessions, as this insightful article by the company explains
Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR): Why Europe still needs to talk about a preventable crisis

Michele Calabro’, European Health Management Association Policy and Communications Manager explains antimicrobial resistance (AMR), focussing on why Europe still needs to talk about a preventable crisis that could cause more deaths than cancer
europe environment

The key challenges around Europe’s environment

We spoke to Catherine Bearder MEP about the many challenges around Europe’s environment today, including the funding of Natura 2000 sites and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
EU-Africa relations

EU-Africa relations: The challenges for a renewed partnership

Dr Alex Vines OBE and Tighisti Amare from The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House discuss their views on EU-Africa relations and the challenges ahead for a renewed partnership.
Europe’s environmental performance

Critical gaps remain in Europe’s environmental performance despite improvements

Executive Director of the European Environment Agency (EEA), Hans Bruyninckx shares his thoughts on the critical gaps present in Europe’s environmental performance.
Diabetes in Europe

The European Diabetes Forum: Diabetes in Europe today

John J. Nolan, Stefano Del Prato, Juleen R. Zierath from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes e.V. present their approach to address the pandemic of diabetes in Europe today
The Accessibility Act

The Accessibility Act: Improving life for people with disabilities

Lambert van Nistelrooij, a Dutch Member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament reveals his thoughts on The Accessibility Act, focussing on improving life for people in Europe with disabilities
food blockchain

Carrefour launches Europe’s first food blockchain

Carrefour will roll out its food blockchain to eight more animal and vegetable products before the end of 2018
london housing group

London housing group receives multimillion European funding

A London housing group has received European funding to share its knowledge and inspire more communities to become ethical housing developers
EIT

European Institute of Innovation and Technology sets out expansion plans for 2020s

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is ready to take on an enhanced role in Framework Programme 9, according to Martin Kern, interim director
rare disease therapies

EURORDIS Group call for more access to rare disease therapies in Europe

In light of Rare Disease Day, EURORDIS – Rare Diseases Europe and its member organisations, have launched a new position paper today (28th February), to grant patients full access to rare disease therapies across Europe.
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...

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