A way out of the Brexit morass?
09 May 2019 – 14:15 | No Comment

Brexit-bound Britain will participate in this month’s European Parliament (EP) election, unless UK prime minister, Theresa May, and opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, manage to push the thrice-rejected EU withdrawal agreement through the House of Commons …

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Fostering the transition towards a circular economy in Europe
13 Apr 2018 – 09:33
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 …

We must clean up the air to protect our hearts
13 Apr 2018 – 09:03
We must clean up the air to protect our hearts

There’s something in the air and it’s affecting our heart health and now is the time to clean it up to protect our hearts, writes Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive, British Heart Foundation.
It’s an invisible and potentially …

Europe’s new cybersecurity package
12 Apr 2018 – 17:37
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
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
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
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 …

Bulgaria’s EU Presidency comes at the right moment to reconnect with citizens
12 Apr 2018 – 16:44
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
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
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 …

An ambitious yet sensible approach to reduce single-use plastics
12 Apr 2018 – 15:58
An ambitious yet sensible approach to reduce single-use plastics

The European Commission launched its first-ever ground-up, holistic strategy to deal with the fact that plastics are now everywhere: in our air, lungs, food, and sea. Julie Girling MEP presents her take on the ambitious …