EU Ministers ban car engine from 2035

Agreement made between Germany and the Commission on e-fuels. Yesterday, despite a blocking minority who had threatened not to adopt the new rules, the Council of the EU adopted a regulation setting stricter CO2 emission performance standards for new cars and vans from 2035. The new rules aim to reduce emissions from road transport that has the

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EU launches the European Hydrogen Bank

The EU hydrogen strategy adopted in 2020 has 5 action areas: investment support, support production and demand creation of a hydrogen market and infrastructure; research and cooperation and international cooperation. Now the Commission has set out new plans to stimulate and support investment in sustainable hydrogen production through a European Hydrogen Bank (EHB). An EU

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Excessive and concentrated exposures to third-country central counterparties

On 7 December 2022, the Commission tabled two proposals to modify the current framework that applies to EU central clearing counterparties (CCPs) and… Excessive and concentrated exposures to third-country central counterparties

Industrial policy, State aid and clean tech

This note offers links to recent reports and commentaries from some major international think tanks and research institutes on the debates relating … Industrial policy, State aid and clean tech

Imaging and Artificial Intelligence for fighting cancer

          A European Hub for imaging on cancers and the use of Artificial Intelligence is borning. ​Fully operational by 2026.    23 January 2023 Today, at an event in Brussels, the Commission is launching the European Cancer Imaging Initiative to support healthcare providers, research institutes and innovators in making the best use of innovative data-driven

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The EU to Help Local Businesses Grow

The Commission published the transition pathway, co-created with relevant parties in the social economy sector, to help social economy entities and small local businesses become greener and more digital. Brussels, 10 January 2023 The EU Commission puts forward a set of 30 actions in 14 different areas. For instance, the transition pathway proposes actions to help social

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Individual Learning Accounts for all Europeans

The EU has decided that all Europeans of working and studying age must have a personal endowment allocated by their state in order to have permanent access to learning and training. Why? Because the EU’s ambitions in digital, health, energy and  environment require specific skills that are lacking today and risk wrecking Brussels’ plans. Brussels,

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Pandemics: EU Creates Its Shield

  The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need and urgency for Europe to have rapid reaction mechanisms in place to protect its citizens. The 2019 coronavirus has highlighted the discrepancies in assessments between the 27 countries, both of the threat to health and of the measures to be taken to help citizens.

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EU Council Recommendation on New Cancer Screening

The EU has taken a new approach to cancer screening to improve early detection across the EU. This is another important European step in the fight against cancer. In fact, many of the new recommendations are already a reality in many European countries. The aim is to extend best practices in all 27 EU countries.  

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HEMGENIX: First EU gene therapy to treat haemophilia B

  Hemgenix (etranacogene dezaparvovec) is now available on the European market for the treatment of severe and moderately severe haemophilia B in adults without factor IX inhibitors (autoantibodies produced by the immune system that make drugs against factor IX less effective). The recommendation for the granting of marketing authorization in EU countries is from the

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