The EU vision for plastic-free oceans
12 Apr 2018 – 15:59 | No Comment

The European Commission has launched its plastics strategy, setting out an agenda to make all packaging recyclable by 2030, reduce single-use plastics and ban microplastics. European Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella outlines his plan to …

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It’s time to switch to electric
13 Apr 2018 – 09:55 | No Comment
It’s time to switch to electric

In the EU, air pollution kills half a million people every year, whereas in Malta alone, air pollution is responsible for 220 deaths annually. This is one of the main reasons why the European Commission …

Fostering the transition towards a circular economy in Europe
13 Apr 2018 – 09:33 | No Comment
Fostering the transition towards a circular economy in Europe

A circular economic model is juxtaposed with the classic linear system of produce-consume-throw away one that reuses, repairs, refurbishes and recycles materials, impacting on the whole product lifecycle. Enrica Belfiori from Public Policy Exchange, writes about …

Europe’s new cybersecurity package
12 Apr 2018 – 17:37 | No Comment
Europe’s new cybersecurity package

With its new cybersecurity package, the EU is taking the first step towards a higher level of resilience and preparedness. Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel outlines the EU’s new plan
European Commission President …

Where we are now on heart failure is not acceptable
12 Apr 2018 – 17:18 | No Comment
Where we are now on heart failure is not acceptable

Heart failure is a widely misunderstood but devastating chronic condition. Nearly 15 million people in Europe have heart failure, and this number is increasing. Annie Schreijer-Pierik MEP writes about EU action on heart failure
Up to …

CVD prevention therefore is far from being done
12 Apr 2018 – 17:10 | No Comment
CVD prevention therefore is far from being done

For those of us in clinical practice, many real barriers that thwart effective preventive care, including lack of time, training, and dedicated personnel/resources and chronic under-funding, still continue to persist. A paradigm shift from provider-centred or …

Why strong international partnerships create the most secure US borders
12 Apr 2018 – 17:07 | No Comment
Why strong international partnerships create the most secure US borders

President Trump has promised to make the nation safer by protecting our borders. This endeavour is more complex than attempting to seal off entry with a wall or blanketly banning entire countries from boarding planes …

“We need more partnerships between regulators and providers”
12 Apr 2018 – 16:45 | No Comment
“We need more partnerships between regulators and providers”

Dr Robert C Kowal, VP Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure, calls for more partnerships between providers and regulators to better manage cardiac health in Europe
The issues impacting improvement …

Bulgaria’s EU Presidency comes at the right moment to reconnect with citizens
12 Apr 2018 – 16:44 | No Comment
Bulgaria’s EU Presidency comes at the right moment to reconnect with citizens

Bulgaria takes over the rotating EU Presidency at a time when we are to see the culmination of at least three interlinked strategic topics for the EU agenda. Eva Maydell MEP writes about the Bulgarian …

Setting strategic policies for better heart health is crucial
12 Apr 2018 – 16:39 | No Comment
Setting strategic policies for better heart health is crucial

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for 45 percent of all deaths in Europe, causing over 3.9 million deaths each year in the member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region, of which 1.8 million …

The EU vision for plastic-free oceans
12 Apr 2018 – 15:59 | No Comment
The EU vision for plastic-free oceans

The European Commission has launched its plastics strategy, setting out an agenda to make all packaging recyclable by 2030, reduce single-use plastics and ban microplastics. European Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella outlines his plan to …