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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 consistent application of data protection rules throughout the EU

Andrea Jelinek, Chair of European Data Protection Board, spoke to Open Access Government about data protection rules throughout the European Union, including the use of personal data during election campaigns.
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Looking ahead: Negotiating and managing the European Union budget

Here, Editor of Open Access Government, Jonathan Miles, investigates the responsibilities of Günther Oettinger, the European Commissioner for Budget & Human Resources in managing the European Union budget, including how it will benefit research.
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The European Commission’s priorities for the environment

Here, we focus on the priorities for the environment, maritime affairs and fisheries, in the work of Karmenu Vella, the European Commissioner for Environment.
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Leading the “Digital Single Market” and fighting cybersecurity

Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Digital Single Market aims to lead the “Digital Single Market”, as this article explores, plus his priorities for fighting cybersecurity.
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What are the current reverse climate change ideas in the EU?

Here, we touch upon the purpose of EUSEW and explore some new technologies and innovations that are happening in Europe, to stop and reverse climate change.
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Health: The priorities of the European Commission

The priorities of Vytenis Andriukaitis, the current European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety are explained here.
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Facebook, Google and Twitter disinformation investigation

Today, the European Commission published the reports and analysis of the progress made in April 2019 by Facebook, Google and Twitter to fight disinformation.
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European Commission works on ethics of AI use

The Commission presents the next steps for building trust in artificial intelligence by taking forward the work of the High-Level Expert Group aka the ethics of AI use.
Aviation in Europe

A focus on European Commission policy: Aviation in Europe

Violeta Bulc is European Commissioner for Transport and this article focuses on an aspect of her role that concerns aviation in Europe, as Jonathan Miles, Editor of Open Access Government discovers.
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Investing in energy infrastructure and moving towards climate neutrality

Two key priorities of Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President, Energy Union at European Commission are detailed here, including investing in energy infrastructure and moving towards climate neutrality.
Horizon Europe

What can we expect for Horizon Europe in the near future?

EU lawmakers have reached a major agreement on Horizon Europe but it is still nowhere near confirmed as key details such as the budget, foreign participation, and the new missions, are yet to be decided.
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Venezuela: EU increases assistance by £43 million

Venezuela is going through its fifth year of economic recession and hyperinflation: The EU is increasing funding in response to the growing realities of starvation, violence and insecurity.
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Brexit: EU completes preparations for possible “no-deal”

As it is increasingly likely that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without a deal on 12 April, the European Commission has today completed its “no-deal” preparations.
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The priorities of the European Economic and Social Committee: Where citizens can have their...

Gianluca Brunetti, Secretary General of the European Economic and Social Committee charts the organisation’s priorities, defined as a place where citizens can have their say.
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EU funding: £649 million for clean energy infrastructure

The European Commission is releasing €750 million (£649 million) of funding for clean energy infrastructure projects, such as nine priority corridors for integrating renewable energy into multiple countries.

Google fined £1.29 billion for abusive online advertising practices

The European Commission has fined Google £1.29 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules, due to abusive online advertising conduct for over 10 years.
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Rise in foreign ownership of European companies

A continuous rise of foreign ownership of European companies in key sectors has been observed by the European Commission, according to a new Foreign Direct Investment report.
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The reason for the success of the European Strategy for Plastics

Vice President, European Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen hails the success of the European Strategy for Plastics thanks to the transparency and full involvement of all stakeholders.
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Europe: The potential of big data in mental health

The role of big data in health from the perspective of the European Commission is detailed here, as well as its potential for the future for mental health in Europe.

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