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1st call for international marine/maritime projects from Finistère
The NARWHAL CHALLENGE is the first call for international projects in the Finistère area (Western Brittany) in France. This call for innovative projects has been launched by a collective of 8 organisations representing the area's key economic and scientific stakeholders as well as its world-renowned research community.

EuroCommerce joins the Circular Plastics Alliance as retailers & wholesalers contribute to a more sustainable future
EuroCommerce today joined the Circular Plastics Alliance.

State of the EU auto industry - First half of 2019
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has published its Economic and Market Report covering the first half of 2019 with the latest figures on the registration, production and trade of passenger cars and commercial vehicles, both in Europe and around the world.

As climate action takes centre-stage, EU must play a leading role
The next two weeks will see an unprecedented series of political events and public mobilisations focused on the climate crisis:

Fighting Climate Change Must Be A Worldwide Effort
Ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, SMEunited insists on how crucial it is that the European Union’s new efforts to cut GHG emissions be mirrored by all industrialised nations.

21st Annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London in November as the biggest edition to date
With 2019 an essential year, for both the host nation's SKYNET programme, disruptive 'go fast' efforts being pioneered in the US and NATO signing a new alliance-wide MOU - SMi Group will be hosting the 21st annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition in London on the 5th, 6th and 7th November at the QEII Conference Centre.

SMi's UAV Technology 2019 will open its doors in just two weeks' time
SMi reports: UAV Technology 2019 will commence in two weeks' time at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK on 30th September - 1st October

Registration closing soon - Military Flight Training 2019
SMi reports: Less than four weeks to go until SMi's 8th Annual Military Flight Training Conference, in London this October

European Court of Justice does not request a more detailed investigation of risks of genetically engineered soybeans
Today, the European Court of Justice published the decision on a legal case filed by Testbiotech together with the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) and the environmental organisation Sambucus (C-82/17 P).

Business Organisations Voice Strong Support For A New EU SME Strategy
Today, SMEunited, EUROCHAMBRES and BusinessEurope reiterate the call of the European SME Envoy Network for a new and dedicated European SME strategy, at a joint event in the European Parliament.

Reducing labour shortages by improving skills matching - Employers statement
European employers are concerned about the growing skills mismatches and labour force shortages in a majority of Member States.

EU failing 2020 commitments for marine biodiversity protection
A new report from WWF & Sky Ocean Rescue shows European seas remain in a poor state and significantly lack appropriate biodiversity protection, with 19 of 23 marine EU Member States falling behind on developing management plans for their Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

Genetically engineered mosquitoes out of control
According to a new scientific publication, genetically engineered mosquitoes produced by Oxitec (Intrexon) have escaped human control after trials in Brazil.

New study highlights 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.

Climate and environment win centre stage in new European Commission
WWF welcomes the appointment a Commission Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, who will also act as Commissioner for Climate Change, and oversee the work of the Commissioners for Agriculture, Health, Transport, Energy, Cohesion and Reforms, as well as Environment and Oceans.

Von der Leyen unveils new team, but green game plan still falls short
Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has announced a new team of commissioners, but her game plan for the environment still falls short of what science demands, says Greenpeace.

Access to electric car chargers must be guaranteed, urge auto makers, electricity sector and NGO
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), Eurelectric and Transport & Environment (T&E) are calling on the European institutions to facilitate a rapid roll-out of smart charging infrastructure for electrically-chargeable vehicles.

US Army confirmed to purchase two Iron Dome Systems ahead of SMi's Air Missile Defence Technology 2019 conference
SMi reports: US Army and Israel Air Force to present at Air Missile Defence Technology 2019 ahead of news that the US Army have confirmed to purchase two Iron Dome Systems

Activists urge von der Leyen to save forests, fight climate breakdown
Greenpeace activists greeted incoming President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on 3 September in The Hague with a burning globe of several metres high and a banner reading "Climate Crisis: Save Forests Now". Von der Leyen was visiting Dutch Prime Minister Rutte at his residence to discuss climate policies, among other issues.

10 years on from the first inefficient light bulb ban, consumers have saved up to €1,330
In the decade after EU rules on energy-efficient lighting kicked in, the average European household has saved up to €1,330 - the equivalent combined price of a mid-range washing machine, fridge and dishwasher.

Proposed future Commissioners lack environmental credentials
WWF is concerned that most of the proposed EU Commissioners lack commitment or experience on climate and environment.

Horizon Technologies announced to sponsor the 5th Annual Airborne ISR Conference
SMi Reports: John Beckner, Founder and CEO, Horizon Technologies will be presenting an exclusive briefing on the FlyingFish at the Airborne ISR Conference, this October in London.

Senior experts to present exclusive updates on Cyber Warfare at Maritime Information Warfare 2019
SMi Reports: Senior experts will be addressing a key theme on cyber warfare at the Maritime Information Warfare Conference, in London this November.

Key Case Studies will be Presented at SMi's Benelux Infrastructure Forum 2019 in Amsterdam
SMi Reports: Case study updates from Van Oord, BESIX Group, Rebel and Macquarie to be delivered at the Benelux conference this November

ELTA Systems announced to sponsor, present and exhibit Air Missile Defence Technology 2019
SMi reports: ELTA Systems announced as brand new sponsor for the upcoming conference in October