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European Patients' Forum Campaign on Access to Healthcare - #Access2030 18 January 2017, 13:25 CET
In critical times for the sustainability of people-centred health systems, the European Patients' Forum (EPF) is launching a major campaign on universal access to healthcare. A long standing priority for EPF and its membership, we need to shape an approach that works for all citizens and patients.

Fjellner letter is another senseless assault on EU manufacturing 18 January 2017, 13:19 CET
A recent letter of MEPs led by Swedish Liberal Christoph Fjellner is attracting a strong and well-deserved protest from European solar manufacturers. Milan Nitzschke, president of EU ProSun, a group representing about 30 manufacturing companies in Europe: "MEP Fjellner's request to allow Chinese dumping in the solar sector again is another senseless assault on companies which manufacture in the EU, invest in R&D and keep jobs in Europe."

You can BETT on French companies in London 2017 18 January 2017, 12:32 CET
The French Pavilion at this year's British Education and Training Technology (BETT) trade show will showcase 13 French companies at the cutting-edge of the educational-technology sector. One of the world's leading events for educational technology, the BETT show is taking place from 25th to 28th January 2017 at the ExCel exhibition centre, in London. Visitors can find the French Pavilion at stand C-88 at BETT 2017 for the duration of the show.

Concerns raised on European Commission legislative proposal for European Services e-card 12 January 2017, 18:40 CET
Following the publication of the European Commission’s legislative proposal for a European Services e-card, Nicolas Jeanmart, head of personal insurance, general insurance and macroeconomics at Insurance Europe, commented:

European Commission proposes a European Travel Information and Authorisation System 12 January 2017, 18:37 CET
The Commission is today proposing to establish a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) to strengthen security checks on visa-free travellers.

New study: neonicotinoids bigger threat to wild bees and other animals than previously thought 12 January 2017, 18:32 CET
Neonicotinoid pesticides pose serious risks not only to honeybees, but also to many other species, according to a scientific review published today by Greenpeace.

ENVI Committee gives green light to CETA 12 January 2017, 18:29 CET
The European Parliament Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee adopted the amended opinion suggesting giving consent to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.

iGirouette® will turn your head! 12 January 2017, 17:28 CET
Imagine a new form of digital signage: connected, digital, with a display that can be personalised in real time. Charvet Digital Media proudly presents its latest innovation, iGirouette®! It moves just like the world around us, pointing out places, events and points of interest. iGirouette® can provide information on distances to be travelled, forms of transport to use and remaining journey time.

Commission leaves the European Parliament with lots of work to do 11 January 2017, 14:17 CET
Today, on 10 January 2017, the European Commission published its proposal for an e-Privacy Regulation. This legislation is crucial to provide clear rules on tracking individuals as they surf the web, and on freedom of communication more generally.

ACEA welcomes Communication on Europe's data economy 11 January 2017, 13:38 CET
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) welcomes the European Commission's Communication on Europe's data economy, published today in the framework of the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy.

New EU plans to beef up consumers’ online privacy 10 January 2017, 22:37 CET
The European Commission is presenting plans today to overhaul a law covering the confidentiality and security of electronic communications such as phone, e-mails or messaging services.

Health and Safety Package rightly aims to support micro-companies 10 January 2017, 22:26 CET
UEAPME takes note of the Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) package published today by the EU Commission, following the in-depth evaluation of the various existing directives in this field. UEAPME notably appreciates the specific guidance and support foreseen for micro and small companies to better implement existing rules instead of adding new legislation.

EU Advocate General opinion on EU-Singapore deal has wide implications for EU trade agenda 24 December 2016, 00:14 CET
In a landmark case that could affect the future of EU trade agreements, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has said that national parliaments should have the right to vote on a trade agreement between the EU and Singapore.

European Commission plans to extend anti-dumping measures against solar imports from China 23 December 2016, 13:09 CET
Today, the European solar industry welcomed the European Commission disclosure, which proposes the extension of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures on solar cells and modules from the People's Republic of China.

EU Environment Ministers back more ambition in the Emission Trading Scheme 20 December 2016, 01:06 CET
Key EU Environment Ministers discussing the reform of the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) today expressed their support for measures to scale up emission cuts in the carbon market. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe welcomes the support for more ambition, but at the same time urges EU decision makers to step up those cuts in order to be in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

EUR 120 billion more for climate possible from strong EU carbon market reform - report 13 December 2016, 23:37 CET
EU countries could receive up to €120 billion more for climate action through a strengthened Emissions Trading System (ETS) reform, WWF research reveals.

Reformed ethics rules lack bite - FoEE 13 December 2016, 23:18 CET
Reformed ethics rules for European Parliamentarians lack bite, and will not do enough to build trust in European institutions, according to transparency campaigners.

Smoove to provide Marrakesh with self-service bike-sharing scheme 09 December 2016, 13:25 CET
Smoove won the tender organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to roll out its bike sharing project for COP22, the UN Climate Change Conference, which is taking place from 7th-18th November 2016 in Marrakesh.

EU pressure on 7 Member States caught up in dieselgate is welcome 08 December 2016, 17:41 CET
Today, the European Commission announced it would open infringement procedures against 7 Member States for their handling of the dieselgate scandal.

Let's keep our children and their secrets safe! 08 December 2016, 00:27 CET
Internet-connected toys, now available to consumers in many countries, engage in 'conversations' with children by using built-in microphones and speech recognition technologies. But are children's secrets safe with these toys and could even their personal safeties be placed at risk?

Legal dossier: Cultivation of genetically engineered maize in the EU has to be suspended 08 December 2016, 00:18 CET
According to a recent legal dossier, the pending applications for the cultivation of genetically engineered maize in the EU suffer from crucial deficiencies. In consequence, the pending applications must be rejected and the existing authorisation for cultivation of maize MON810 withdrawn. The applications were filed by Monsanto, Pioneer/DuPont and Syngenta. They have wholly ignored recent developments and failed to properly address the risk of the transgenes spreading to other plant species.

Nature dodges bullet: huge public campaign saves EU nature laws 07 December 2016, 18:15 CET
President Juncker and his Commission have today confirmed that the EU’s flagship nature laws – the Birds and Habitats Directives – will be saved and not rewritten and weakened, ending two years of uncertainty over the laws’ future. They have also called for a plan to better implement these laws.

Launch of Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Instant Credit 01 December 2016, 17:15 CET
The European Payments Council (EPC) launched on 30 November the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme. European Payment Service Providers (PSPs) now have one year to get ready to process the first SCT Inst transactions in November 2017. The scheme allows them to propose innovative, digital, and fast payment solutions to their customers.

Energy Winter Package: Chambers call for more market and more Europe 01 December 2016, 17:08 CET
In reaction to the Energy Winter Package, EUROCHAMBRES welcomes the European Commission's push for a more market-driven and coherent European response to the challenges caused by the transition of the EU energy markets. It is now up to Member States to think out of their national boxes and effectively implement the Commission’s proposals.

Beacons of hope in gloomy winter package - FoEE 01 December 2016, 15:46 CET
Beacons of hope shine out from amongst an otherwise gloomy ‘winter package’ according to Friends of the Earth Europe, as the European Commission announces its proposals for energy efficiency and renewable energy.