EU action against  rare diseases
14 Sep 2018 – 16:21 | No Comment

Though individual rare diseases (RDs) affect less than five in every 10,000 people, the aggregate number of individuals suffering from a rare disease is estimated to be nearly 400 million worldwide. The lack of efficient …

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Experts urge policymakers to start planning for lung cancer screening
16 Oct 2018 – 13:45 | No Comment
Experts urge policymakers to start planning for lung cancer screening

Despite significant advancements in diagnostics and treatments in recent years, major barriers exist in accessing these treatments across Europe. Being conscious that the EU must raise greater awareness of the disparities in lung cancer treatment, …

Allow your body to do all the talking
28 Sep 2018 – 14:06 | No Comment
Allow your body to do all the talking

Some people walk into a room with a powerful aura and immediately have the crowd following them. They just ooze confidence, credibility, competence and charisma — or in simple terms — radiate a powerful leadership …

What’s driving the European strategy on connected and driverless cars?
20 Sep 2018 – 18:01 | No Comment
What’s driving the European strategy on connected and driverless cars?

The European Commission will propose a new legislation on what technological solutions can be used to underpin connected cars that are brought onto the market in Europe. Maja Bakran Marcich, Deputy Director-General, DG MOVE, offers …

MEPs back measures to improve parents’ work-life balance
20 Sep 2018 – 18:00 | No Comment
MEPs back measures to improve parents’ work-life balance

Employment Committee MEPs recently approved paternity leave, non-transferable parental leave and measures to boost women’s chances in the labour market. Agnes Jongerius MEP and Maria Arena MEP write about their ambitious proposals of the updated …

Robotics and AI: How to shape our future without leaving people behind?
20 Sep 2018 – 17:06 | No Comment
Robotics and AI: How to shape our future without leaving people behind?

Before AI gets to the point of threatening humanity and becomes a superhuman tech, we should build clear rules to ensure that robots serve human interests at all times. Mady Devaux MEP  says the EU has …

‘Human in command’: the European blueprint for Artificial Intelligence
20 Sep 2018 – 17:04 | No Comment
‘Human in command’: the European blueprint for Artificial Intelligence

Humans can and should be in command of when, how and if artificial intelligence (AI) is used in our daily lives — what tasks we transfer to AI and how transparent it is — if …

Cybersecurity in a connected world
20 Sep 2018 – 16:41 | No Comment
Cybersecurity in a connected world

With its strong industrial base, Europe can become a leading player in cybersecurity. Angelika Niebler MEP says we should reinforce Europe’s cybersecurity efforts through European cybersecurity certification schemes
Technology is a disruptive force. It shapes and …

We need a proper roadmap for building the 5G ecosystem
14 Sep 2018 – 18:00 | No Comment
We need a proper roadmap for building the 5G ecosystem

Developing and accelerating 5G infrastructure is a key enabler for the Digital Single Market. The deployment and utilisation of 5G wireless systems is essential for the EU to remain at the forefront of global digital …

‘GDPR still leaves room for companies to manipulate personal data’
14 Sep 2018 – 17:51 | No Comment
‘GDPR still leaves room for companies to manipulate personal data’

GDPR doesn’t prohibit the use of data, but forces companies to inform users about the collection and use of their data. At the beginning it was conceived with an honourable goal — to give control …

Commissioner Julian King presses tech groups to tackle disinformation
14 Sep 2018 – 16:55 | No Comment
Commissioner Julian King  presses tech groups to tackle  disinformation

Campaigning for stricter regulations on how much information can be collected for political purposes and how it’s used, Sir Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union, says internet platforms have a vital role to …