Children with cancer can’t wait any longer
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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 …

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Global Sustainable Food Supply with a Local Support
17 Apr 2014 – 12:41
Global Sustainable Food Supply with a Local Support

By Sven Bode Andersen, Professor of Plant Breeding, Copenhagen University
Denmark has a large and efficient agricultural production of animal merchandises like dairy products, pork and poultry with an internationally renowned quality and export to many …

Disposing of Hazardous Waste Safely
17 Apr 2014 – 12:33
Disposing of Hazardous Waste Safely

By Professor Dr Orhan Ince, Istanbul Technical University
Is it possible to dispose of hazardous wastes while protecting the richest flora and fauna of Europe?
Turkey is a country that has critical, natural and biological reserves at …

Will Marmara Sea Survive ? The Struggle against Pollution
17 Apr 2014 – 12:30
Will Marmara Sea Survive ? The Struggle against Pollution

By Professor Dr Derin Orhon, Professor Emeritus, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
On the border of two continents, Europe and Asia, the Marmara Sea is undeniably one of the most picturesque marine environments in the world. …

Plague vs Cholera and Other Diseases
16 Apr 2014 – 11:58
Plague vs Cholera and Other Diseases

By Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere, Analyst at European Stability Initiative, Istanbul, Turkey
Turkey in early 2014 should be a paradise for opposition parties. The governing AK Party has been struggling with a graft probe, is criticized for …

Are There Changes on the Horizon?
16 Apr 2014 – 11:57
Are There Changes on the Horizon?

By Dr. John Coulter, Columnist with the Irish Daily Star and Tribune Magazine

Dump Scotland and save Ireland! Sounds a harsh concept, but events on the Emerald Isle in the past few weeks have fuelled the …

Climate Change Issues and the Need for Growth in Greece
15 Apr 2014 – 16:13
Climate Change Issues and the Need for Growth in Greece

By Yannis Maniatis, Minister of Environment, Energy, and Climate Change

Climate change has been impacting on a number of weather conditions, ranging from dangerous global warming to rising sea levels, as a result of melting polar glaciers, while the results …

Whisteblowing in Croatia
15 Apr 2014 – 16:07
Whisteblowing in Croatia

By Dr. Snjezana Vasiljevic, M.Phil (Cantab), Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb/Faculty of Law

“Zviždač” is the Croatian expression for the term whistleblower.  The term whistle blowing is a relatively new term in Croatia. The term whistleblower is …

Marine Littering: Let’s Bag It
15 Apr 2014 – 15:58
Marine Littering: Let’s Bag It

By Rebecca Harms MEP, President of the Greens/EFA Group 
I come from the German region of Lower Saxony which has a long beautiful coastline and several islands in the North Sea. When we think of …

Water as a Human Right and Economic Good: Policy Challenges for Europe
15 Apr 2014 – 15:54 One Comment
Water as a Human Right and Economic Good: Policy Challenges for Europe

By: Philippe Cullet, Professor of Environmental Law, SOAS, University of London
Europe has historically been at the forefront of providing sufficient safe water to every person. From the second half of the nineteenth century, the state progressively …

Fighting Prostate Cancer: a European Union Challenge
15 Apr 2014 – 15:46
Fighting Prostate Cancer: a European Union Challenge

By Isabel De la Mata, Principal Adviser with special interest in Health, European Commission
Male cancer patterns in the European Union are changing; lung cancer is declining but prostate cancer is increasing, affecting around one million …