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Minimum wage in Europe. The EU Parliament approves the compromise

Today the European Parliament voted by a large majority a new European Directive which sets the rules for determining the minimum wage and which provides for the extension of collective bargaining coverage to 80%. The minimum wage is currently foreseen in 21 EU countries and it will always be up to the Countries to decide

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EU Finances New 17 Projects on Energy

EU is investing over €1.8 billion in 17 large-scale innovative clean-tech projects with a third round of awards under the Innovation Fund. Next projects will be financed in Autumn 2022. Grants will be disbursed from the Innovation Fund to help bring breakthrough technologies to the market in energy-intensive industries, hydrogen, renewable energy, carbon capture and storage infrastructure, and manufacturing of

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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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EU Special Measures on Gas

  Meeting of the EU Council of Ministers for Energy on 9 September 2022, to decide on further measures for the energy market in Europe, where prices are soaring. In the meantime, the Council adopted a Regulation for energy consumption reduction in case of EC alert and exceptional powers in the event of a major energy crisis in

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EU to Push Energy Transition

  EU decided to lead the global energy transition starting with € 1.1 billion through the EU Innovation Fund. EU confirmed it will heavily fund technologies to facilitate european energy transition and to enable european companies to make global progress. A strategy that will bear fruit by 2030 and will prepare the climate neutrality targets

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Europe challenges Elon Musk’s SpaceX

  The deadline for submitting applications to the Contest organized by the European Innovation Council (EIC) the EU scientific council for the promotion of innovation, has closed on 31 May 2021. The winner, who can also be a group of participants, will receive €10 million. The ceremony will take place between November and December 2021. The aim of

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Leading the European Digital Decade: How?

https://videos.files.wordpress.com/JBPF4RKP/web-giants-under-attack_hd.mp4 The last 18 months of the pandemic have radically transformed Europe and the world. From now on there will be an urgent need to acquire more and more digital skills, because the world has already changed. Companies, public institutions, professional associations will have to roll up their sleeves if they do not want to

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EU and the lost market

Today, European ministers asked to save the European audiovisual industry COVID-19 and streaming video platforms are destroying the market of European audiovisual producers. With losses, in 2020 alone, of at least € 200 billion. Now the EU is trying to recreate a market that has perhaps already been lost, bringing to mind the defeats of

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European Union invests on digital health technologies

The future of health services will be highly digital. Or it has to be. One of the flaws that has already led to more than a million deaths in Europe and 3 million worldwide due to COVID-19 has been the inability to transfer existing technological capabilities into healthcare systems. In many countries there is still

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