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Smartphones are used to access digital healthcare.

Digital healthcare can be a catalyst for greater health equity

The pandemic has accelerated the uptake of digital healthcare solutions

Digitalisation is sometimes portrayed as an enabler of the green transition because it allows measuring things more accurately.

Campaigner: Digitalisation opens ‘new era of transparency’ for climate policy

Digital technologies like earth monitoring satellites allow for real-time automatic data collection on things like greenhouse gas emissions, opening up a new world of possibilities for policymakers

Aviation is considered responsible for around 3% of global emissions.

Lawmaker proposes raising EU green jet fuel target to 100% by 2050

A draft European Parliament report calls for greater ambition in the EU’s proposed green jet fuel law, including a higher percentage of mandatory sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for planes refuelling in the bloc

Most member states worry that any further centralisation, analysis, dissemination does not compromise their autonomy.

EU should advance foreign intelligence-gathering capacity, EU lawmaker says

The EU should develop its own foreign intelligence services to provide itself with credible information about possible foreign threats, according to an upcoming European Parliament proposal

Leaders from nations, cities, international organizations, NGOs – and notably the private sector – zeroed in on the role of transport as one of three critical sources of carbon emissions as well as the only sector still increasing in its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint.

How to accelerate the net-zero transition in transport

The role of transport in the carbon emissions conversation emerged front and center at 26th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland

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Female representation at board level rose by one percentage point to 35% in 2021 after a similar rise a year earlier, according to the study by Brussels-based association European Women on Boards (EWOB).

Europe

European firms make slow progress in appointing more women to boards

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The proportion of women in leading positions at major European companies rose last year, but fell behind schedule to reach the European Commission’s proposed target of 40% for 2025, a study by an EU-sponsored non-profit organisation showed on Thursday (19 January)

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"COVID-19 has been less lethal, despite emerging in a new era of globalization".

Analyses

Facing the Possibility of a Long Pandemic

Thursday, January 20, 2022

While scientists cannot predict how Covid-19 will end, the virus has transformed life as we know it and will continue to do so for decades to come

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The system of wealth production, despite the crisis of 2008 and the pandemic twelve years later, is unrestrained.

Analyses

From the pandemic to ... post-capitalism

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The global health crisis is rapidly bringing to the fore new economic rules and new conditions of social development

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"New EU platform to monitor and report medicine shortages".

Europe

Health Union: a stronger role for the European Medicines Agency

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The EU will be better prepared to manage future health crises by tackling shortages of medicines and medical devices more effectively

"In twenty-first century Europe, the failure of modern Armenia and Turkey to establish relations looks like an unhealthy anomaly".

World

Third Time Lucky for Armenia and Turkey?

Thursday, January 20, 2022

For the third time in three decades, Ankara and Yerevan are trying to normalize relations. In a region plagued by rivalry, distrust, and historical grievances, this will be no easy feat

"This is an opportunity for an EU that’s now in search of a stronger global role".

World

A hungry world needs the EU to lead a global food revolution

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Famine in Afghanistan is looking unavoidable, with a high proportion of the country’s 39 million people at risk of starvation

Athletes have been warned not to speak out on human rights issues while in China.

World

Athletes warned against speaking up on human rights at Beijing Games

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Athletes travelling to next month’s Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday (18 January) about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch

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"When Lithuania announced the new office would bear Taiwan’s name— rather than that of Chinese Taipei, used by other countries to avoid conflict with China—Beijing began to pile the pressure on Vilnius".

World

China’s Bullying of Lithuania Spurs European Unity

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Beijing has gone to great lengths to punish Lithuania for opening a Taiwanese representative office. In the long run, China’s tactics may end up making the EU stronger and more resilient

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Agriculture provides livelihoods for 10.5 million farms across the EU. The whole industry in the EU is responsible for about 10% of the region’s greenhouse gas.

Europe

EU organizations join forces with farmers to fight climate change

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Agriculture is an important sector for the European economy. It provides livelihoods for 10.5 million farms across the EU and, if the entire agrifood sector is included, 44 million jobs are dependent on agricultural production

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Universities, and the entire higher education sector, have a unique position at the crossroads of education, research and innovation, in shaping sustainable and resilient economies, and in making the European Union greener, more inclusive and more digital.

Europe

Μaking EU’s universities ready for the future through deeper transnational cooperation

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Today, European society needs the contribution of universities and other higher education institutions more than ever

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The supply chain crisis has impacted global trade, but particularly developing countries distant from production hubs.

Analyses

Here’s how we can resolve the global supply chain crisis

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Our livelihoods – food, jobs, energy – depend on functioning and resilient global supply chains

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Projects such as CERN, ITER, the international fusion project in France, the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope in Australia and South Africa, and the International Space Station advance scientific understanding with the potential for solving existential threats to humanity.

Analyses

How investing in big science benefits industrial innovation

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Big science projects increase knowledge about phenomena that are fundamentally important for humankind

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European Parliament elects an anti-abortion President

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Roberta Metsola has been elected as the youngest ever President of the European Parliament and the first woman in the role for 20 years

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EU should advance foreign intelligence-gathering capacity, EU lawmaker says

EU should advance foreign intelligence-gathering capacity, EU lawmaker says

The EU should develop its own foreign intelligence services to provide itself with credible information about possible foreign threats, according to an upcoming European Parliament proposal

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