Month: July 2022

EU Needs a Public European Medicines Infrastructure?

  Today’s EU pharmaceutical market is unsustainable, due to the fragmentation of EU players and public dependence on private interests. A recent Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) study of the EP proposes a solution involving the creation of a public European medicines infrastructure, a body that would control of the entire

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Why ‘Smart’ Cities?

  You know that more than 3/4 of the EU population live in urban areas? And this figure is expected to rise to almost 85% by 2050. Being the urban areas with the highest concentration of population, they are also those which consume the largest volumes of energy and, consequently, have the highest levels of

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EU Special Measures on Gas

  Today, the European Commission voted on a proposal, that the European Council of Ministers will have to examine and vote by qualified majority, for exceptional powers in the event of a major energy crisis in Europe. It also refers to Art. 122 of EU Treaty to help member states that no longer receive gas,

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EU Recession Due To Microchips

  Microchips are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Cars, washing machines, dishwashers, but also robots, computers, smartphones, traffic lights, satellites, planes and even smart bulbs. The whole world that revolves around us can no longer do without a wafer of a few millimeters. Today there are many causes, remote and more recent, but the fact

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Towards new rules on transparency and targeting of political advertising

Political advertising is central to influencing how people vote, and may affect citizens’ perceptions of the legitimacy of their own political system, particularly when published in the run-up to elections. The EU is discussing a Proposal for a Regulation on the transparency and targeting of political advertising. Brussels, July 2022 Electoral campaign rules, including those

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A New Digital Future is Born in Europe

  On Tuesday, the European Parliament adopted the rules governing digital services and digital markets in Europe. The growth of digital markets and the services’ market has taken place in a tumultuous way, dominant positions have been formed, cartels have been created and the public is sometimes the victim of fraudulent actions. For this reason, the

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EU: A Care Strategy by the End of 2022

  On Tuesday, the European Parliament had a debate and voted with a large majority the request to transform the existing 27 assistance models in Europe into a unique European excellence model, with minimum standards, with much more research and innovation, many investments, training of specialists and support to tens of millions of carers. The

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