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Industry studies behind EU food safety assessments must be public, EU Parliament
The European Parliament voted today to introduce new transparency rules for EU food safety assessments, as part of the EU's 'general food law'.

EU Parliament votes for more transparency of food safety studies
In a plenary vote today, the European Parliament endorsed the deal agreed with Member States on a proposal to end secrecy around scientific studies on food safety.

EU Parliament deletes the worst threats to freedom of expression proposed in the Terrorist Content Regulation
Today, 17 April 2019, the European Parliament (EP) adopted its Report on the proposed Terrorist Content Regulation.

Governments steamrolling climate commitments to seek EU-Trump trade deal
Today's approval by European governments of new mandates to start fresh trade negotiations with the US could raise the infamous TTIP from the dead, despite concerns over the US's announced withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.

Hear updates on the £75m investment for new Royal Navy technology at Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019
SMi reports: The Royal Navy will be presenting on their latest developments at the Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference in London next month.

Former Commander of the Army Test and Evaluation Center, US Army invites you to attend Future Armored Vehicles Active Protection Systems USA 2019
SMi reports: Major General (Ret'd) John Charlton, Former Commander of the Army Test and Evaluation Center, US Army will be chairing the conference in Arlington this June.

Skapanê at DTS 2019
Big Data & Machine Learning startup, Skapánê is exhibiting at the Dublin Tech Summit for the first time as part of the French Tech pavilion. The show marks the French startup's launch in Ireland.

Climate scrapped from Agriculture Council, and key report missing
Just days before EU agriculture ministers were due to discuss the EU's long-term climate strategy, it has been taken off the agenda. What's more, a crucial report on the impact of agriculture policy on the climate has still not been released by the European Commission, although it was due in summer 2018.

BarTender 2019 Introduces Innovative, Powerful Features for Enterprise Labeling
Seagull Scientific has announced the immediate availability of BarTender 2019, the latest version of the world's most trusted software for transforming business information into the labels, barcodes, RFID tags, smartcards, documents, packing slips and pallet labels that drive all companies - from microbusinesses to global enterprises.

Skills Shortage Holds SMEs Back
Crafts and SMEs in Europe are eagerly looking for skilled staff. Due to the digital and green transformations, they are already facing a serious skills gap and mismatch in the labour market.

AI ethic guidance a first step but needs to be transformed into tangible rights for people
On Monday, 8 April, the European Commission's High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (HLEG) will publish its "Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI". AccessNow, ANEC and BEUC, all members of the expert group, support these guidelines but stress that they can only be a first step. The European Union has the responsibility to ensure that fundamental and consumer rights are respected and bring benefits to people.

International Military Aviation Authority Updates at the Defence Aviation Safety Conference in three weeks' time
SMi Group Reports: The Defence Aviation Safety conference will include senior Military Aviation Authority briefings this month in London.

Harmful subsidies will deplete EU seas, dooming fishers' future
Today's European Parliament plenary vote has affirmed the immense step backwards proposed by the Fisheries Committee to re-introduce environmentally harmful subsidies in the post-2020 fund for the maritime and fisheries sector (EMFF).

Parliament gives green light to handy EU-wide pension product
The EU Parliament has given its blessing to a deal reached between the EU institutions on the creation of a pension product that would be available in all EU countries and to all consumers, regardless of the country they live in or move to.

EU-China Summit: Industry demands EU be resolute
Ahead of the EU China Summit due to take place on 9 April, European manufacturers have sent a strong message to policy makers, deploring massive violations of WTO and EU trade law by the Chinese government and companies.

Car CO2 emissions up: auto makers urge investment in charging infrastructure to boost electric cars
Average CO2 emissions from new cars were 118.5 grams of CO2 per kilometre in 2017, or up 0.4% compared to 2016, according to data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) yesterday.

Explore the role of Augmented Reality Technologies and Lethality at the Future Soldier Technology USA Conference 2019
SMi Reports: The role of augmented reality technologies and lethality will be discussed at the Future Soldier Technology USA conference this June in Arlington.

EU Parliament agriculture committee backs factory farming, Greenpeace
Members of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee voted today for the EU to continue subsidising Europe's most environmentally destructive factory farms.

Agriculture MEPs fail to deliver a better CAP by scrapping environmental requirements
MEPs in the Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development Committee today took a remarkably conservative stand when voting on the future EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

SMEs require an appropriate framework to internationalise
Crafts and SMEs in Europe lead commercial activities within the EU but still do not fully benefit from international opportunities. The right framework conditions and better information about global opportunities are the key to facilitating SMEs' access to international markets.

Registration Opens for the 14th Annual Defence Exports Conference
SMi Reports: Registration is now open for the Defence Exports conference, taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on the 25th-26th September 2019.

EU Parliament must choose family farms over factory farms, Greenpeace
A giant squealing pig in a cage greeted members of the European Parliament today in Brussels, ahead of a crucial vote on the future of farming in Europe.

Crucial Programme Updates to be discussed at MilSatCom USA 2019 as US Policy Makers develop cohesive Space Strategy
SMi Group, organisers of Global MilSatCom, are hosting the fourth annual MilSatCom USA conference, taking place in Arlington, Virginia on 26th - 27th June 2019.

MEPs reject all-encompassing environmental ranking
The EU’s recent progress on sustainable finance hit a hurdle today, when the European Parliament voted against proposals which would have meant all economic activities got ranked on their environmental performance.

MEPs vote on the future of factory farms
On 2 April, MEPs on the European Parliament's agriculture committee will weigh in on a European Commission plan to reform the EU’s common agricultural policy.