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No patents on naturally obtained plants and seeds, say MEPs

No patents on naturally obtained plants and seeds, say MEPs

Fruit, vegetables or animals obtained from conventional breeding processes, such as crossing, must not become patentable, the European Parliament said in a non-legislative resolution on Thursday.

EUR 740m of fake goods stopped at EU borders

Fake and potentially dangerous goods worth nearly EUR 740 million were intercepted at EU customs borders in 2018, according to new figures released Thursday by the European Commission.

EU, UN and Smurfs help clean up world's beaches

EU staff joined hands with local communities, and the Smurfs, on beaches across Europe and the world on Thursday, as part of the #EUBeachCleanUp campaign to clean up marine litter.


Brexit comments

UKComments of business people and politicians on Britain's decision to withdraw from membership of the European Union.

Lack of progress on infrastructure & incentives for alternatively-powered cars

At the start of a new EU political term, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) is urgently calling for a comprehensive plan to enable the transition to zero-emission mobility in Europe.

Director of Global Economic Affairs and Strategic Policy Files

DIGITALEUROPE, the leading trade association representing digitally transforming industries in Europe, wishes to recruit a Director of Global Economic Affairs and Strategic Files.

Benelux Infrastructure Forum

Discover the future investment opportunities and successful financing methods in the region - the industry-leading event for the Benelux region; Benelux Infrastructure Forum, is returning to Amsterdam on the 20th and 21st November 2019 for its 18th consecutive year.

Global Vaccination Summit

The objective is to give high-level visibility and political endorsement to the topic of vaccination, one of the most successful public health measures, saving millions of lives every year. This event aims at demonstrating EU leadership for a global commitment to vaccination engages political leaders and leaders from scientific, medical, industry, philanthropic and civil society in global action against the spread of vaccine misinformation.

Poland's Malopolska region: an exercise in brand building

The Malopolska region is one of the growth engines of the Polish economy, boasting a favourable external environment for business, good infrastructure links with the rest of the country as well as with Germany and the Czech Republic, and a pool of well-educated workforce.
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