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Data is the new blood [Sponsored]

Tue, 2017-11-14 15:11
“Data is the new blood”. The expression was heard at a recent e-health conference where health data and patient control took centre stage in the discussions revolving around innovation driving a more personalised approach and better outcome in healthcare, writes Wolfgang Mähr.
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The dismal prospect of advanced biofuels in the EU

Tue, 2017-11-14 13:57
Advanced biofuels are proposed as the next fuels to replace oil, but the EU regulatory environment is fuzzy and uncertain to lure investors and some questionable solutions may benefit the most – in addition to oil, writes Zoltán Szabó.
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‘Atomic option’ against Poland?

Tue, 2017-11-14 13:54
MEPs will on Wednesday (15 November) discuss and adopt a resolution on the rule of law in Poland. The draft contains a request for the EP's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs to prepare a report - the first step towards initiating the infringement procedure of Article 7 against the country. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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Innovation’s day in court

Tue, 2017-11-14 13:53
In Europe, innovative companies are often taken to court when their business model does not meet the established patterns, and this may prevent the EU from becoming a large common market for digital services, argues Žiga Turk.
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Does return of EU growth weaken case for Brexit?

Tue, 2017-11-14 11:22
One of the more powerful arguments advanced in Britain by Eurosceptics – from hardline Brexit ideologues to polite rationalists who disliked many aspects of European integration - was that the European Union had a dreadful economic tale to tell this century, writes Denis MacShane.
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UK MPs to get vote on final withdrawal deal, Brexit to go ahead regardless of outcome

Tue, 2017-11-14 10:48
The British government will offer parliament a take-it-or-leave vote on any final EU departure agreement, Brexit Secretary David Davis announced Monday (13 November).
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Cities take up climate baton at COP23, make ambitious emission pledges

Tue, 2017-11-14 07:57
Mayors from 25 cities around the world, representing 150 million citizens, pledged on Sunday (12 November) to cut their carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, while boosting efforts to become more resilient to extreme weather and other pressures linked to climate change.
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COP23 ups pressure on climate finance

Tue, 2017-11-14 07:56
A week after the start of COP23, which is taking place until November 17 in Bonn, the thorniest issue has come to the fore during the day dedicated to climate finance. EURACTIV France reports.
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Antimicrobial resistance set to become bigger killer than cancer by 2050

Tue, 2017-11-14 07:41
Antimicrobial resistance is a ticking time bomb. Ahead of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November, the EU and public health stakeholders are aiming to raise awareness of this issue and make it a policy priority in the member states.
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Paradise Papers is an ‘opportunity’ for EU to tackle multinational tax evasion, says Greek MEP

Tue, 2017-11-14 07:40
The Paradise Papers has presented the EU with a golden opportunity to crack down on tax evasion by multinationals and the art of investing profits from cheap labour in tax havens practised by emerging economies, insists European Parliament Vice-President Dimitris Papadimoulis.
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Three asks from EFA Patients on World COPD Day [Sponsored]

Tue, 2017-11-14 07:30
On World COPD Day Isabel Saraiva, Deputy Director of EFA Member RESPIRA, the Portuguese Association for People with COPD and other Chronic Respiratory Diseases, asks for the minimum standards of care COPD patients need:  earlier diagnosis, smoking cessation programmes and pulmonary rehabilitation.
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Macron’s missing billions to fulfill development aid promises

Tue, 2017-11-14 07:25
The French budget dedicated to international solidarity is expected to increase by €500 million over the next three years. But the government estimates that €6.4 billion will be needed by 2022. EURACTIV France reports.
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Transport needs to do a lot more to fight climate change

Tue, 2017-11-14 07:20
Transport is the second biggest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world, accounting for more than one fifth of all emissions. But progress in reducing these emissions is among the slowest of all sectors, warns Eric Sievers.
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EU willing to increase resources to counter Russian interference

Tue, 2017-11-14 07:19
Following developments in Eastern Europe and Catalonia, EU foreign affairs ministers pledged more resources to fight against foreign interference in Europe, in particular coming from Russian actors.
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Kadenbach MEP: Tobacco warnings should mention chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Tue, 2017-11-14 07:13
Progress has been made on tobacco products health warnings but the next round of graphic labelling should also mention the less-known chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which happens to be the second cause of death worldwide, MEP Karin Kadenbach told EURACTIV.com.  
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Paradise Papers highlight the link between grand-scale corruption and poverty

Tue, 2017-11-14 07:08
To truly crack down on corruption and end poverty, European governments must make corporate secrecy a thing of the past, and that starts at home, writes Tutu Alicante.
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Champion of ‘helicopter money’ questions universal basic income

Tue, 2017-11-14 07:07
As chair of Britain's Financial Services Authority, Adair Turner saw the collapse of the financial system from the very top. In the aftermath of the crisis, he became one of the main advocates of helicopter money - but today he doubts if universal basic income is the best way to address growing inequality.
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Vocational training offers many answers to labour market challenges

Tue, 2017-11-14 06:34
Apprenticeships may not yet be universally “cool”, but their star is certainly on the rise, writes Stephan Howeg.
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France not impressed by Luxembourg’s bid to lead Eurogroup

Mon, 2017-11-13 17:46
Paris prefers the candidacy of Slovakia against that of Luxembourg, whose tax evasion record casts a shadow on its bid to lead the Eurogroup. EURACTIV France reports.
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Romanian anti-graft prosecutors charge head of ruling party

Mon, 2017-11-13 17:39
Romania's National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) has charged Liviu Dragnea, the leader of the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD), on suspicion of forming a 'criminal group' to funnel European Union funds, after an investigation by the EU's anti-corruption body OLAF.
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