The UK government’s handling of the corona-crisis threatens to split the union of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales - already weakened by Brexit - as separatism stands to enjoy a virus dividend.
Access to data and 'real world evidence' obtained from observational data is needed to help push research and innovation on rare diseases, with support needed to encourage and harmonise this across Europe, stakeholders have said.
Participants at a virtual conference called “Re-starting the EU economy - How can industry contribute to a resilient and sustainable industry?" agreed on one point: the key is to keep the market open, but with new inputs.
In the past two decades, a combination of scientific breakthroughs coupled with strong incentive systems has seen considerable progress for rare disease patients, but this innovation has tapered off in recent years.
There are multiple challenges inherent to drug development for rare diseases, all consequences of the small number of patients. For most of these diseases, the body of pre-existing knowledge is extremely limited with a lack of crucial information such ...
COVID-19's potential to wreck long-term damage on global commerce means the World Trade Organisation (WTO) faces a crucial period under a new director-general, who may end up hailing from Africa for the very first time.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on governments to make sure coronavirus bailouts, especially those in the transport sector, are compatible with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The European Union has called for respect of a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh after a "serious incident" claimed the lives of three Azerbaijani soldiers as tensions in the breakaway region escalated on Sunday (12 July).
The economic competitiveness of regions, and notably rural regions, depends on good connectivity. This means not just roads and railways, but also internet highways. Connectivity to fast internet in rural areas is still almost half of what it is on...
The European Commission has approved the Dutch government’s €3.4 billion support package for national airline KLM, despite criticism levelled at conditions linked to pay cuts.