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Breakthrough for EU patent system 12 December 2009, 00:27 CET
EU Member States have agreed on the main elements of the EU patent and a single European Patent Court. The agreement is seen as representing a significant step towards a final solution for the EU patent.

Main points of the EU's Lisbon Treaty 01 December 2009, 19:40 CET
The European Union's wide-ranging Lisbon Treaty, which entered into force Tuesday, is aimed at updating and revitalising the bloc's institutions and replacing its failed constitution.

Cancer death toll in Europe drops 30 November 2009, 23:58 CET
Cancer mortality in Europe has declined at a steady pace over recent years. New figures now published online in the journal Annals of Oncology show a drop of 9% between the first half of the 1990s and the period between 2000 and 2004 in the 27 EU Member States (EU-27). However, the researchers note differences between individual countries and also between the sexes.

Gender imbalance in science 'a waste of opportunity and talent' - SHE figures 2009 26 November 2009, 17:26 CET
Despite a rise in their numbers, female scientific researchers remain a minority, accounting for just 30% of all scientific researchers in Europe. Furthermore, the more senior positions in science and research are still heavily dominated by men. These are some of the main findings in the latest 'She Figures', statistics on women in science in Europe which are produced every three years by the European Commission and the Helsinki Group on Women and Science.

Cannabis trademark ruled out of order 26 November 2009, 01:33 CET
The registration of the trade mark 'CANNABIS' is not valid in respect of the branding of beverages, according to a European Court of Justice ruling.

Passengers whose flights are delayed may be entitled to compensation 12 July 2010, 11:23 CET
Air travellers in Europe faced with a delay of three hours or more are entitled to compensation, following a judgement by the European Court of Justice. The judgement clarifies the rights available to airline passengers who have undergone delay. It was ruled that a delay totalling three hours or more would entitle the passenger to compensation.

EU Court upholds graphite cartel fines 17 November 2009, 21:17 CET
The European Court of Justice has upheld fines, totaling EUR 101.4 million, imposed by the European Commission in 2003, on some of the region's top industrial groups for their role in a cartel that fixed the price of carbon based products.

Commission seek cross-border cooperation on evidence in criminal matters 07 December 2009, 21:42 CET
The existing rules on obtaining evidence from another Member State consist of a number of co-existing instruments based on different underlying principles and scopes. This makes the application of these rules burdensome and may cause confusion among practitioners, and lead to situations where they do not use the most appropriate instrument for the evidence sought. Ultimately, these factors may therefore hinder the course of justice, and effective cross-border cooperation.

Main points of the EU's Lisbon Treaty 03 November 2009, 19:24 CET
The European Union's wide-ranging Lisbon Treaty, now ratified by all 27 EU member states after eurosceptic Czech President Vaclav Klaus put pen to paper Tuesday, is aimed at updating and revitalising the bloc's institutions and replacing its failed constitution.

No preferential customs treatment for products from occupied territories: EC Court Opinion 03 November 2009, 13:05 CET
Products originating from the occupied territories are not entitled to preferential customs treatment under the EC-Israel Agreement, according to the Opinion of the European Court's Advocate General.

EC Court rules on rights for dismissed pregnant workers 03 November 2009, 12:34 CET
Dismissed pregnant workers must enjoy effective judicial protection of their under Community law, according to a ruling by the European Court of Justice.

EU gets tough on climate change, intensifies energy investment 08 October 2009, 22:48 CET
Growing concerns on climate change, energy supply and competitiveness weigh heavily on the minds of Europeans. The European Commission is determined to fight this escalating problem and has called on public officials, industry and researchers to pool their resources and develop key technologies that would address this nagging issue. The target date is 2020.

Change advocated for the European food system 23 September 2009, 23:05 CET
A new report published by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and the European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) calls for Europe to take a new approach on food security. This new approach should prioritise health and sustainability in research and use a holistic view in policy making.

Commission calls on EU Member States to join forces against Alzheimer's disease 23 July 2009, 22:13 CET
On 22 July the European Commission called on EU Member States to pool their resources and better coordinate research efforts to combat Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. The proposals adopted by the Commission follow a 2008 recommendation by the Council of the European Union to launch a joint programming initiative in this field in 2009.

Europeans launch Fuel Cell and Hydrogen JTI in Brussels 16 October 2008, 00:43 CET
Representatives of industry, the research community and the European institutions launched the EUR 1 billion Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) at an event in Brussels, Belgium on 14 October.

Forum assesses competitiveness of Europe's pharmaceutical industry 06 October 2008, 22:10 CET
Europe's Pharmaceutical Forum has concluded its three-year process and, on 2 October, put forward several recommendations addressing the many challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry, public health interests and national healthcare systems.

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Review of the European Parliament in 2007 10 January 2008, 19:18 CET
2007 was quite a year for the European Parliament and the European Union. The new Treaty of Lisbon was signed by the heads of state and government on 13 December. The new Treaty, once ratified, will lead to greater and wider powers for the European Parliament. On 25 March, the EU marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome.

Hopes high that EU leaders can seal agreement on reform treaty 18 October 2007, 10:46 CET
European leaders were gathering in Lisbon Thursday amid high hopes they can reach agreement on a landmark EU reform treaty by overcoming the last few remaining complaints from member states.

No plans to punish fishermen who defy EU cod ban: Poland 26 September 2007, 23:00 CET
Polish authorities said Wednesday they had no immediate plans to punish fishermen who are catching cod in the Baltic Sea and defying a European Union freeze imposed to preserve the species.

EU threatens legal action over cross-border labour obstacles 14 June 2007, 01:16 CET
The European Commission threatened on Wednesday to take legal action against EU countries that throw up barriers to workers on short-term assignments from other member states.

EU uncorks wine deal phasing out Australian 'Champagne' 06 June 2007, 17:28 CET
The Commission is toasting a deal with Australia that aims to stop Australian vintners from using names of widely know European tipples.

Bush names Zoellick as new World Bank chief 31 May 2007, 00:47 CET
U.S. President George W. Bush has named Robert Zoellick, a former trade representative and top diplomat as his nominee to head the World Bank.

Turkey's EU quest under threat amid political crisis 02 May 2007, 22:13 CET
Turkey's political crisis and the army's role in the presidential election could fuel opposition to Ankara's quest to join the European Union and harm its membership chances, analysts said on Wednesday.

European households becoming increasingly digital: survey 01 May 2007, 11:18 CET
The drive to get European citizens to go digital would appear to be gradually paying off, according to the findings of an EU-wide survey. It finds that more than half of European households have a computer - 4% more than in a similar study done at the end of 2006, while increasing numbers of people are switching to broadband and wireless internet access.