We need a proper roadmap for building the 5G ecosystem
24 Oct 2018 – 10:00 | No Comment

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 …

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High-level roundtable discusses efforts to promote healthy hearts
12 Apr 2018 – 09:11
High-level roundtable discusses efforts to promote healthy hearts

A complex health issue that is interlinked with a number of other chronic conditions, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one killer in Europe. The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) recently convened the Cardiac …

Prevention of cardiovascular disease should be the priority
12 Apr 2018 – 09:10
Prevention of cardiovascular disease should be the priority

Today, we all know the causal factors leading to cardiovascular disease (CVD). The most important risk factors for CVD are smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and abdominal obesity. In addition, factors such as …

Europe cannot survive without improving resource efficiency
12 Apr 2018 – 09:00
Europe cannot survive without improving resource efficiency

It has been forecast that global demand for resources will triple by 2050. We already consume some 1.5 globes’ worth of resources every single year, and following the estimates, would need around four planets-full of …

European Commission takes action to protect workers against cancer
10 Apr 2018 – 11:09
European Commission takes action to protect workers against cancer

The European Commission has taken yet another important step to protect workers in the European Union from workplace-related cancer as well as other health problems. The latest legislative proposal could improve working conditions for over …

German Chancellor dismisses plan of ‘total’ diesel ban
23 Mar 2018 – 16:48
German Chancellor dismisses plan of ‘total’ diesel ban

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the country’s federal governments oppose any attempts to ban diesel car from the country’s streets and calls for ‘tailor-made’ efforts to control emissions.

EU strengthens HTA cooperation among member states
02 Feb 2018 – 12:55
EU strengthens HTA cooperation among member states

Brussels has put the wheels in motion for better quality of care and innovative healthcare for the benefit of patients, especially those with unmet medical needs. The European  Commission has put forward a proposal to …

Commission sets tougher targets on air quality
01 Feb 2018 – 15:44
Commission sets tougher targets on air quality

Brussels gets tough on EU countries that aren’t going the extra mle to combat air pollution. Nine member states,  namely the Czech Republic,  Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the United Kingdom, face …

EU takes major step towards fulfilling its 2020 energy efficiency targets
31 Jan 2018 – 16:30
EU takes major step towards fulfilling its 2020 energy efficiency targets

European ambassadors have confirmed the political agreement reached between the Estonian presidency and the European Parliament in December 2017 on the revised directive on the energy performance of buildings.
The directive will improve energy efficiency in …

MEPs vote to shrink European Parliament
24 Jan 2018 – 14:33
MEPs vote to shrink European Parliament

In a move to strengthen EU citizenship and the European character of elections at the European Parliament, MEPs have paved way for a pan-European constituency in a post-Brexit scenario, voting to shrink the size of …

Brussels wages war against plastic
17 Jan 2018 – 13:03
Brussels wages war against plastic

Every year, Europeans generate 25 million tonnes of plastic waste, but less than 30% is collected for recycling. Across the world, plastics make up 85% of beach litter. And plastics are even reaching citizens’ lungs …