Clinical and policy  cooperation important in fight against cancer
02 Dec 2016 – 17:30

While the work done by the European Parliament’s informal group MEP’s against Cancer and the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer will continue to develop on cancer prevention in Europe and improve policy between member …

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Clinical and policy cooperation important in fight against cancer
02 Dec 2016 – 17:30

While the work done by the European Parliament’s informal group MEP’s against Cancer and the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer will continue to develop on cancer prevention in Europe and improve policy between member states, Miriam Dalli MEP says cooperation is crucial in beginning a rejuvenated fight against lung cancer

In 2012, cancer was the second most common cause of death in the EU. But one of the deadliest, and most common of all cancers is lung cancer. There were 353,723 deaths to lung cancer in the EU in 2012 and only around 12.6% of European patients to survive this deadly illness. Cancer is a destructive disease, which can leave traumatic lifelong effects on those who have to face it. Prevention is the strongest weapon we have in saving lives. Read the full story »

NATO’s new role in tackling cyber threats
02 Dec 2016 – 17:28
NATO’s new role in tackling cyber threats

We may not see cyber-attacks but they are happening every day, and with increasing severity. In the UK, 90% of large organisations have reported cyber breaches over the last two years and the average cost …

Targetting the environmental risk factors of lung cancer
02 Dec 2016 – 17:23
Targetting the environmental risk factors of lung cancer

The European Commission addresses the environmental risk factors of lung cancer through an ambitious tobacco control policy comprising both robust laws regulating tobacco products and prohibiting the advertising and sponsorship of such products. Antoni Monsterrat …

Wake up call in the fight against pollution
01 Dec 2016 – 14:41
Wake up call in the fight against pollution

Despite efforts by the European Parliament and European Commission to put in place ambitious national caps on emissions to slash air pollution, individual member states have have agreed for a weak emissions control deal. Passionate …

Arming for the European battle against lung cancer
01 Dec 2016 – 13:36
Arming for the European battle against lung cancer

Addressing the risk factors of cancer is the European Commission’s first line of attack in the battle against cancer. In this article, Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, focuses on the two …

Europe must do more to ensure children don’t miss out on life-saving treatments
30 Nov 2016 – 17:36
Europe must do more to ensure children don’t miss out on life-saving treatments

The EU Paediatric Medicines Regulation has resulted in far fewer treatments being made available for children than there should be. Glenis Willmott MEP reviews the regulation and points out what crucially needs changing  regarding current …

Children with cancer can’t wait any longer
30 Nov 2016 – 17:31
Children with cancer can’t wait any longer

The EU Paediatric Medicines Regulation has benefited a series of childhood diseases, yet only two innovative anti-cancer drugs have been authorised so far. Francoise Grossetete MEP analyses the impact of the legislation and points out …

A Paediatric Oncology Reference Network in Europe
30 Nov 2016 – 17:25
A Paediatric Oncology Reference Network in Europe

Though survival rates in childhood cancer have vastly improved, inequalities still remain in treatment and care available to different member states. Professor Ruth Ladenstein, St. Anna’s Children’s Hospital, Vienna, Austria, reviews the survival gap and …

Innovative treatments and quality radiotherapy are essential
30 Nov 2016 – 17:21
Innovative treatments and quality radiotherapy are essential

Overall survival from childhood malignancies has dramatically improved, with survival rates reaching over 80%, yet some types of cancer remain a challenge. Professor Gilles Vassal, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France, says innovative therapies could effectively …

Why more needs to be done to help children with cancer
30 Nov 2016 – 16:28
Why more needs to be done to help children with cancer

More than 60 types of cancer occur in children and more than 6,000 children and adolescents die of cancer within Europe every year. Professor Martin Schrappe, University Hospital Kiel, Kiel, Germany analyses the many factors …

Standing up for the victims, staring down the criminals
30 Nov 2016 – 15:12
Standing up for the victims, staring down the criminals

Migration, human trafficking and migrant smuggling have remained high on the UN agenda throughout history, with a view towards drafting new laws and developing comprehensive strategies to destroy criminal networks. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United …

Managing displacement with development solutions
30 Nov 2016 – 14:12
Managing displacement with development solutions

It’s a sad fact that the current global security crisis and the associated migration crisis is leading to the militarisation of our borders. Magdy Martinez-Soliman, Assistant Secretary General, United Nations and Assistant Administrator, United Nations …

Do employees threaten your company’s security?
30 Nov 2016 – 14:10
Do employees threaten your company’s security?

By Simon Bowyer, Senior Consultant, Human Performance, QinetiQ
In 2015, an auditor from Morrisons with a grudge was jailed for leaking personal data, including bank details, of 100,000 other employees. It cost Morrisons more than £2 …

European Commission’s fight against cancer grows stronger
30 Sep 2016 – 17:25
European Commission’s fight against cancer grows stronger

The European Commission aims to reduce the burden of cancer through the Joint Action CANCON (European Guide on Quality Improvement in Comprehensive Cancer Control), European Code Against Cancer and by heavily investing on research. Antoni …

Reducing risk factors for bladder cancer: the legislator’s role
30 Sep 2016 – 17:17
Reducing risk factors for bladder cancer: the legislator’s role

Discussing the legislator’s role in beating bladder cancer, Daciana Octavia Sarbu MEP says a broader strategy including, emissions from road traffic and pesticide limits is equally important if we are to control risk factors for …

Let’s put the evidence into practice
30 Sep 2016 – 17:14
Let’s put the evidence into practice

‘At least one of your neighbours, one of your children’s school friends or someone who you see on the bus to work every day might be suffering from the consequences of diabetes milletus. In order …

EU acts against work related cancer
30 Sep 2016 – 17:13
EU acts against work related cancer

The most common cause of work-related deaths in the EU is cancer and bladder cancer was one of the first cancers to be linked to occupation. The European Commission recently proposed changes to the Carcinogens …

Screening for bladder cancer: rationale and perspectives
30 Sep 2016 – 17:10
Screening for bladder cancer: rationale and perspectives

Bladder Cancer screening is currently not recommended in routine practice partly because of low overall incidence. However, Prof Morgan Roupret, Professor, Université Paris, believes that rational screening policies for smaller groups of people based on …

A strategy for the UK’s future trade policy
30 Sep 2016 – 17:05
A strategy for the UK’s future trade policy

The United Kingdom’s future trade policy should certainly start with the EU, its main and most proximal trade partner, writes Mark Manger, a Professor at the University of Toronto and a former consultant to the …

Can we solve the trade problem while keeping the spirit of Brexit in place?
30 Sep 2016 – 17:00
Can we solve the trade problem while keeping the spirit of Brexit in place?

Pondering over the UK’s trade problem and the essence of the Leave camp, The Rt Hon John Redwood MP, the former cabinet minister, argues that Britain need not belong to the single market in order …

The Brexit effect and why strong neighbourhoods matter
30 Sep 2016 – 16:10
The Brexit effect and why strong neighbourhoods matter

The United Kingdom is strong only when her neighbourhood is safe and secure, writes Dr Simon J. Smith, Lecturer of International Relations from StaffordshireUniversity. Considering Britain’s long-term security interests from an insider’s perspective, he argues …

Papadimoulis provides an alternative vision for the future of Europe
29 Sep 2016 – 13:35
Papadimoulis provides an alternative vision for the future of Europe

Dimitrios Papadimoulis MEP, Vice President of the European Parliament worries that removing Britain from the continental bloc will shift the balance of power within Europe and force a rethink of its role in the world. …

Leading the sustainable revolution
29 Sep 2016 – 11:48
Leading the sustainable revolution

The Basque Country has positioned itself among the leaders of local sustainability and its environmental policy has a proven track record dating three decades back. In an exclusive interview with Janani Krishnaswamy, Commissioning Editor, Government …

Cities lead by example and go renewable
29 Sep 2016 – 11:29
Cities lead by example and go renewable

In the aftermath of the global climate Paris agreement, the focus now shifts to taking action to limit the impacts of climate change and stabilise global warming. Local authorities involved in the Covenant of Mayors …

How food tax policies can lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
29 Sep 2016 – 11:25
How food tax policies can lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes prevention programs are an effective individual-level approach to prevent type 2 diabetes in those at high-risk. Dr Nicola Guess, Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences at King’s College London, says food taxation policies are …

Caught between a rock and a hard place
29 Sep 2016 – 09:05
Caught between a rock and a hard place

The people of Britain voted to Leave the European Union, in a decision which will transform the political, economic and cultural relationships between Britain and the EU. FRANÇOISE GROSSETÊTE MEP analyses the potential consequences of …

Did Brexit benefit the far-right?
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
Did Brexit benefit the far-right?

Monitoring and analysing the rise in followership of Britain’s far-right groups on Twitter, Melanie Smith, Researcher, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, notes that these extremist groups will continue to sow discord and disharmony, both online and …

Economic repercussions of a political convulsion
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
Economic repercussions of a political convulsion

The historic plebiscite has tipped many into disillusionment and despair. While the poor, the jobless and the pensioners would face the severity of the Brexit storm, Philippe Legrain, British political economist, journalist and founder of …

Understanding the security implications of Brexit
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
Understanding the security implications of Brexit

Professor Emeritus Malcolm Anderson, Professor of Politics, University of Edinburgh, analyses the grave implications for the security of Britain and Europe. He notes that Brexit poses specific and general threats to internal and external securities …

Crossing the line
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
Crossing the line

The Republic of Ireland, which is part of the EU and Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK, have been united for more than 100 years, entwined through trade and culture. Worried that Brexit …

‘It’s high time we combated the rise of the far-right’
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
‘It’s high time we combated the rise of the far-right’

Ever since Britain’s Leave vote, widespread Eurosceptic and anti-immigrant sentiments, have without doubt dominated in the United Kingdom and across Europe, triggering the rise of political parties supporting the anti-Europe rhetoric. European far-right groups are …

Thank you, Volkswagen!
29 Sep 2016 – 08:55
Thank you, Volkswagen!

Although the shift towards sustainable transportation seems to be painfully slow in EU strategies and initiatives, Merja Kyllönen MEP says that the revolution doesn’t have to wait for EU regulators to be pioneers

Thank you Volkswagen: …

European Commission’s action on health priorities
31 Mar 2016 – 13:14
European Commission’s action on health priorities

In an exclusive interview with Government Gazette, Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, discusses the EU action on cancer, diabetes and healthcare technology
The incidence of prostate cancer and diabetes has significantly increased …

Reducing mortality rates tops MAC’s latest agenda
31 Mar 2016 – 10:00
Reducing mortality rates tops MAC’s latest agenda

The MEPs Against Cancer (MAC) group strives to reduce cancer incidence by promoting prevention, reducing mortality through equitable access to high-quality care and ensuring good quality of life for cancer patients. MEP Nessa Childers, Vice …

The five faces of prostate cancer
31 Mar 2016 – 10:00
The five faces of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer can no longer be treated as one disease. Dr. Alastair Lamb, Clinical Lecturer in Urology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, UK, outlines some recent work identifying genetic subtypes of prostate cancer and how this could …

Active surveillance – a great alternative to curative therapies
30 Mar 2016 – 17:29
Active surveillance – a great alternative to curative therapies

The ‘active surveillance’ protocol has become an alternative to curative therapy for prostate cancer that is unlikely to be biologically or clinically significant. However, Dr Riccardo Valdagni, Director, Radiation Oncology, European School of Oncology says …

Improving European healthcare with evidence-based information
30 Mar 2016 – 16:59
Improving European healthcare with evidence-based information

For almost 40 years, the European Association of Urology has addressed the most pressing concerns of urological diseases. Prof. Dr. Nicolas Mottet and Prof. Dr. Hein Van Poppel — on behalf of the EAU — …

Integrated services: (how) does it work?
30 Mar 2016 – 15:15
Integrated services: (how) does it work?

Local public social services rise to the integration challenge.  John Halloran, CEO and Alfonso Lara Montero, Policy Director, The European Social Network share their experiences from a recent seminar on integrated services

On 5-6 November, more …

It’s time to take action, or it could be you…
30 Mar 2016 – 14:45
It’s time to take action, or it could be you…

Considering that prostate cancer is effecting one in nine men, there are chances that 51 MPs, 67 members of House of Lords and 52 MEPs already have or will develop the commonest cancer of men …

Improving patient safety and embracing technology
30 Mar 2016 – 13:37
Improving patient safety and embracing technology

Canvassing for innovative mobile solutions in disease management and improving patient safety, MEP Piernicola Pedicini, Member of EP’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety explores measures that could potentially boost the uptake …

Do immigrants really think differently?
30 Mar 2016 – 12:48
Do immigrants really think differently?

While immigrants to the European Union may show different psychological characteristics compared to the mainstream majority population, Dr Alex Mesoudi, Associate Professor in Cultural Evolution, University of Exeter, UK says “these differences substantially reduce in …

Europe must take control of the migration crisis
30 Mar 2016 – 12:43
Europe must take control of the migration crisis

Will 2016 be a better year for migrants? It will be, if we take urgent action to stop Europe from falling apart. Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Founder and President, Migration Policy Institute Europe, offers a five-point-cluster …

‘No forced migrant left behind’
30 Mar 2016 – 12:37
‘No forced migrant left behind’

The mounting migration crisis in Europe cannot be resolved by short-term solutions. To tackle this urgent humanitarian priority, we need a four-pronged approach with an emphasis on resilience building and sustainable development. Magdy Martinez-Soliman, Assistant …

Zero carbon, zero poverty
30 Mar 2016 – 11:44
Zero carbon, zero poverty

Climate change impacts working people first. Leading the worker’s fight on climate change, Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation talks about why we should act now to secure a stable climate with development …

Climate change and migration – reflections from the Paris summit
30 Mar 2016 – 11:43
Climate change and migration – reflections from the Paris summit

Though it is important that migration was mentioned at the Paris Summit, Dr Giovanni Bettini, Lecturer in Global Climate Politics and International Development says relying on the UN’s climate policy to solve migration means “hoping …

Why climate financing matters to real people
30 Mar 2016 – 11:27
Why climate financing matters to real people

Although most of the focus at COP21 was on the emission reductions required to achieve the global targets, the real issue on the table was climate finance. Erik Solheim, Chair, OECD Development Assistance Committee discusses …

The Paris Accord: From agreement to implementation
30 Mar 2016 – 11:20
The Paris Accord: From agreement to implementation

The COP21 has brought us the much-needed global commitment to tackle climate change. It’s now time to deliver on these commitments. Gabriela Ramos, Special Counsellor to the Secretary General, Chief of Staff and Sherpa, OECD, …

Is the UK Government living up to its Paris rhetoric?
30 Mar 2016 – 11:04
Is the UK Government living up to its Paris rhetoric?

The UK Government is committed to the Paris climate accord, yet last year’s General Election illustrates the difficulties that lie ahead. Will UK deliver on climate change?  Fabrice Leveque, Energy & Climate Specialist  and Imke …

Europe, living on the edge
30 Mar 2016 – 10:59
Europe, living on the edge

The unprecedented influx of migrants, fear of terrorist attacks and increasing number victims of human trafficking have widened the scope of organisations created to advance policy and practice in prevention and control of crime. In …

Post-COP21 … Will we stop our climate from changing?
30 Mar 2016 – 10:57
Post-COP21 … Will we stop our climate from changing?

The Paris deal signals progress on a number of fronts, but perhaps, the most significant one is the signal that it sends to investors. MEP Miriam Dalli, Member of EP’s COP21 delegation discusses the urgent …

Can national governments keep up with the change in the world?
30 Mar 2016 – 10:48
Can national governments keep up with the change in the world?

Anna Leidreiter, Policy Officer, Climate and Energy, World Future Council shares positive stories of how to mitigate climate change and boost socio-economic development
The UN Climate Conference in Paris was a test to see whether national …

Europe will continue to lead the global clean energy revolution
30 Mar 2016 – 10:20
Europe will continue to lead the global clean energy revolution

 The European Union has played a key role in brokering the historic agreement in Paris, where 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal.  In an exclusive interview with Government Gazette, Jos …

Amplifying the voice of water in COP21 climate talks
30 Mar 2016 – 10:19
Amplifying the voice of water in COP21 climate talks

Hydro-climate disasters account for nearly 95% of all people affected by disasters, and have caused over 60% of all damage incurred worldwide by such disasters. Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, Stocholm International Water Institute (SIWI), says …

Europe needs to promote a climate of zero tolerance
30 Mar 2016 – 10:05
Europe needs to promote a climate of zero tolerance

Labour exploitation is not an isolated phenomena. Despite its pervasivness, it has received little attention from researchers. The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has recently investigated labour exploitation, from the perspective of experts in the …

Time to take the gender dimension more seriously
30 Mar 2016 – 09:57
Time to take the gender dimension more seriously

Women and girls are inherently more vulnerable to trafficking because they are disproportionally affected by some factors which make them easy prey to traffickers. Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder sheds light on current perspectives on …

Europe needs a forceful response and a victim-centred approach
30 Mar 2016 – 09:44
Europe needs a forceful response and a victim-centred approach

Human trafficking is a complex crime that is constantly evolving, with traffickers adopting newer methods and routes. Strasbourg Labour MEP Marlene Mizzi discusses the current state of human trafficking in Europe, evaluates the tools used …

Will Europe seize the opportunity of the circular economy?
30 Sep 2015 – 09:46
Will Europe seize the opportunity of the circular economy?

A Circular economy could increase european competitiveness and deliver better societal outcomes. It could result in twice the benifits seen on the current development path. By adopting the principles of a circular economy, Europe can …

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT: Why does it matter and what can we do?
30 Sep 2015 – 09:00
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT: Why does it matter and what can we do?

The growth of urban population combined with widespread use of cars has led to increasing congestion and a rising level of air pollution and transportation collisions.  Member of European Parliament and former Transport Minister for …

Towards a sustainable culture for urban mobility
28 Sep 2015 – 14:11
Towards a sustainable culture for urban mobility

Development of sustainable urban transport requires a conceptual leap. Keith Taylor, Member of European Parliament Highlights actions that can change current mobility patterns towards sustainability.
It is indeed a watershed year for our path to a …

Why should Europe embrace multimodality?
28 Sep 2015 – 09:47
Why should Europe embrace multimodality?

Rising greenhouse gas emissions and global temperatures highlight the imminence of developing a sustainable culture towards mobility. Yet, which road should we take to initiate such a culture in a society that is predominantly urban? …

The European Union – A development superpower
28 Sep 2015 – 09:25
The European Union – A development superpower

European Union countries and the EU as an institution contribute to more than half of global development assistance. Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and former Norwegian Minister of Environment & …

Paving the way for the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda
28 Sep 2015 – 09:24
Paving the way for the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda

As an author of European Parliament’s report on eu’s position on development aid, Pedro Silva Pereira, European Parliament’s Rapporteur on Financing for Development makes a checklist of some of the new policy deliverables and some …

Post-2015 development agenda: Opportunities for action on climate change
28 Sep 2015 – 09:10
Post-2015 development agenda: Opportunities for action on climate change

To safeguard development gains made under the MDGs, action on adaptation is needed and mitigation is essential if we want to remain at 1.5 degrees of warming. Magdy Martinez-Soliman, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of …

New development goals lack the required resources
28 Sep 2015 – 09:10
New development goals lack the required resources

Public-private financing partnerships was the buzzword at the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa. Will public sector money be sufficient to transform development? Heidi Hautala, European Parliament’s Greens/EFA group shadow rapporteur on financing for …

A blueprint for climate policy
28 Sep 2015 – 09:06
A blueprint for climate policy

Water is crucial for human sustenance, health and dignity; as a driver for business; for food and energy security; and for the broader ecosystem. Karin Lexen, Director of World Water Week, International Processes and Prizes, …

Europe has breast cancer units – so why not PCa units?
28 Sep 2015 – 09:06
Europe has breast cancer units – so why not PCa units?

The time has come to consider this problematic issue and promote establishment of PCUs in Europe, says Dr. Riccardo Valdagni, Coordinator of the European School of Oncology’s Prostate Cancer Programme and Director of the Radiotherapy

Prostate …

The Insider’s view of Swiss e-voting
28 Sep 2015 – 09:05
The Insider’s view of Swiss e-voting

Voting via the internet is a key element in Switzerland’s e-government strategy. The authorities have decided to proceed with this project with caution. Corina Casanova, Federal Chancellor of Switzerland says the introduction of e-voting is …

Squaring the circle between growth & sustainability
28 Sep 2015 – 09:05
Squaring the circle between growth & sustainability

What do we need to know to trigger the shift from a linear to a circular economy? Karl Falkenberg, Director-General of European Commission’s DG Environment debates whether a full systemic change is required, including a …

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Enabling sustainable patterns of production and consumption
28 Sep 2015 – 09:02
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Enabling sustainable patterns of production and consumption

Implementing innovative measures to “decouple” natural resource use from economic growth is paramount, and one way to do so is adopting the circular economy model. Dr Ligia Noronha, Director of the United Nations Environment Programme’s …

Human Trafficking: Modern Trends of the Slavery Enterprise and the Missing Links
07 Sep 2015 – 09:07
Human Trafficking: Modern Trends of the Slavery Enterprise and the Missing Links

Human trafficking, one of the world’s most shameful ills has found its well-deserved place in United Nation’s post-2015 development agenda. Emily Daglish, Head of Content at International Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Head of Policy …

Latin America offers Europe lessons in regional integration
24 Apr 2015 – 09:30
Latin America offers Europe lessons in regional integration

Europe is currently living a process of change. In Europe’s periphery, a growing number of people are challenging the aggressive neoliberal policies imposed on the working class by Europe’s institutions, which are perceived as undemocratic …

INTERVIEW: Roberto Calzadilla, Bolivian Ambassador to the UK
22 Apr 2015 – 16:09 One Comment
INTERVIEW: Roberto Calzadilla, Bolivian Ambassador to the UK

In the 16th century, half the silver produced in the New World came from Potosí in Bolivia, then one of the largest and wealthiest cities on Earth. Today, following years of dictatorships and aggressive foreign …

Is Europe still the world leader in the fight against climate change?
20 Apr 2015 – 12:27
Is Europe still the world leader in the fight against climate change?

Europe defines itself as the world leader in the fight against climate change. This is true in many ways. The bloc’s commitment towards the upcoming global deal on climate action, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions …

British politics is breaking open – the system is ripe for reform
15 Apr 2015 – 09:40
British politics is breaking open – the system is ripe for reform

Katie Ghose of the Electoral Reform Society argues the case for proportional representation in UK General Elections. 

At the time of writing, no one knows what the outcome of the UK General Election will be. But we …

INTERVIEW: Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party
09 Apr 2015 – 10:56
INTERVIEW: Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party

As the UK’s General Election 2015 race gets under way, Olivia Arigho Stiles speaks to Amelia Womack, the Deputy Leader of the Green Party about the party’s election priorities, mobilising young people and the sea change in European …

For recovery, Europe needs to support labour not trade
18 Mar 2015 – 10:45
For recovery, Europe needs to support labour not trade

The March issue of the Government Gazette features a balanced and evidence-based overview of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, with opinion and analysis from both sides of the debate. Here, Jeronim Capaldo …

All Quiet on the Eastern Front?
06 Mar 2015 – 10:38
All Quiet on the Eastern Front?

 As part of the Government Gazette’s extended feature on the 2015 Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Artis Pabriks MEP analyses the impact of tensions between Russia and the EU  in the wake of the …

Sustainable development targets need firm spending commitments
04 Mar 2015 – 12:13
Sustainable development targets need firm spending commitments

As part of Government Gazette’s extended focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Linda McAvan MEP argues that Europe’s leaders must make firm spending commitments in order to tackle the challenges of poverty and climate change.

Will …

TTIP: A deal to bolster the power of non-elected bodies
03 Mar 2015 – 11:08
TTIP: A deal to bolster the power of non-elected bodies

The February-March issue of the Government Gazette features a balanced and evidence-based overview of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, with opinion and analysis from both sides of the debate. Here, Jean Lambert …

2015 Latvian Presidency – Will Latvia secure a détente with Russia?
26 Feb 2015 – 16:49
2015 Latvian Presidency – Will Latvia secure a détente with Russia?

 As part of the Government Gazette’s extended feature on the 2015 Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU, Karolina Borońska-Hryniewiecka and Kinga Dudzińska analyse the significance of the Latvian Presidency for the EU’s relations with Russia. 

Latvia has …

Greek elections: Syriza and the populist blame game
17 Feb 2015 – 16:19
Greek elections: Syriza and the populist blame game

The February-March issue of the Government Gazette offers an extended focus on the implications of the 2015 Greek elections and the eurozone debt crisis. Here, Takis S. Pappas assesses Syriza’s populist rhetoric and analyses the possible political …

Treating elderly with lung cancer
02 Dec 2016 – 17:27
Treating elderly with lung cancer

With the European continent aging faster than any other region, evaluation of new drugs in the elderly is becoming a major issue. Dr. Ilona Rousalova, Pulmonologist & Thoracic Surgeon, Czech Lung Cancer Cooperative Group, studies …

How do we solve the hardest challenges in cancer?
02 Dec 2016 – 17:22
How do we solve the hardest  challenges in cancer?

Cancer Research UK has made lung cancer a priority and has increased funding towards the deadly disease as against other cancer types.   Dr. Karen Noble, Head of Research Training and Fellowships, Cancer Research UK, makes …

Why is lung cancer so under-reported?
02 Dec 2016 – 17:18
Why is lung cancer so under-reported?

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide and while cancer rates are decreasing, lung cancer still remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths across the world. Apart from late stage diagnosis, poor …

Policies to improve lung cancer prevention, treatment, and research in Europe
02 Dec 2016 – 17:13
Policies to improve lung cancer prevention, treatment, and research in Europe

People diagnosed with lung cancer face many challenges that include stigma, delayed diagnosis, and access to optimal treatment. Lydia Makaroff, Director and Francesco Florindi, Policy Coordinator, European Cancer Patient Coalition, assess these challenges and offer …