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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...
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,...

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