EU Science and Technology Flagships pick up steam - final inclusive structure announced European Commission Press release 16 September 2014 The European Commission published today a report on its ambitious science and technology Flagships. The report draws the lessons from setting up the first two such Flagships, Graphene and the Human Brain Project, each representing an investment of EUR 1 billion.
EU 'single market for research' now depends on national reforms, study finds European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 September 2014 The ERA partnership between Member States, research stakeholders and the Commission has made good progress in delivering ERA. The conditions for achieving a European Research Area (ERA), where researchers and scientific knowledge can circulate freely, are in place at the European level.
Operation SNAKE: EU and Chinese customs join forces to target undervaluation of goods at customs European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 September 2014 EU and national authorities prevented losses of over €80 million in customs duties, during a major joint customs operation (JCO) coordinated by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).
Animal Health: EU to tighten rules on horse passports European Commission Press release Brussels, 12 September 2014 A Commission proposal to revise the rules for the identification of horses was endorsed yesterday by EU Member States' experts1. This revised Regulation provides a more reliable and safer European system for the registration and identification of horses in the EU.
Tech start-ups and SMEs share €90m of EU funds to disrupt the European markets European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 September 2014 #DisruptiveInnovation @ICTinnovEU @H2020SME The European Commission is committing €90 million to Open and Disruptive Innovation over the next 12 months. A new tool to help doctors communicate with non-responsive patients; a cloud-based irrigation controller to improve water efficiency on farms by up to...
Enforcing fisheries rules: Questions and answers on new Portuguese control action plan European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 September 2014 What does this action plan seek to achieve? Effective fisheries control is essential for the sustainability of European fisheries. This is best achieved if all fishermen in the EU play by the same rules.
From lighter airplanes to new treatments for brain diseases European Commission MEMO 16 September 2014 IP/14/1005 The two ambitious EU science and technology Flagships (@FETFlagships) will have a great impact on various sectors in the next 10 years. Graphene (@GrapheneCA) Mission: take wonder material graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to society, revolutionise multiple industries and create...
The EU Youth Guarantee European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 September 2014 How serious a problem is youth unemployment and inactivity in the EU? Over 5 million young people (under 25) were unemployed in the EU-28 area in July 2014. This represents an unemployment rate of 21.7% (23.2% in the euro area).
EU leads an international demarche against whaling by Iceland European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 September 2014 The EU, its 28 Member States and the governments of the United States, Australia, Brazil, Israel, New Zealand, Mexico and Monaco, today declared their opposition to the fact that the Icelandic government still permits commercial whaling, in particular the hunting of fin whales...
Daily News of 2014-09-18 EXME 14 / 18.09 DAILY NEWS 18 / 09 / 14 Youth Guarantee: learning from the Finnish experience Members States are meeting in Helsinki to review the implementation of the Youth Guarantee in Finland, a pioneer country in developing this scheme.