The Brief – Virus separatists

By |julij 13th, 2020|News, The Brief|

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.

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Data sharing critical to close ‘innovation blackhole’ for rare diseases

By |julij 13th, 2020|data, EUCOPE, health data, News, Orphan drugs, rare diseases, real world evidence|

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. 

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A stronger and self-reliant European industry through new inputs, innovation

By |julij 13th, 2020|environmental sustainability, EU recovery plan, EU single market, News, open market, resilience|

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.

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Rare diseases: Ensuring Europe remains at the forefront of innovation

By |julij 13th, 2020|EUCOPE, Event Report, medical innovation, News, Orphan drugs, rare diseases|

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.

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The complexity of R&D for orphan medicines [Promoted content]

By |julij 13th, 2020|drug development, European Reference Networks, News, Orphan drugs, pharmaceutical manufacturing, pharmaceutical strategy, rare diseases, Research and Development|

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 ...

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Race for the WTO hot-seat leans toward Africa

By |julij 13th, 2020|News, WTO, WTO reform|

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.

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UN Sec-Gen insists on climate pact-compliant virus recovery

By |julij 13th, 2020|Aviation, News, shipping|

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.

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EU calls for ceasefire amid escalating in tensions in Nagorno-Karabakh

By |julij 13th, 2020|News|

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).

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Rural broadband – Challenges and opportunities

By |julij 13th, 2020|agriculture, Broadband, Digital, Economy, g, internet, News, rural|

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...

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Vestager hails KLM’s ‘very good’ €3.4bn bailout

By |julij 13th, 2020|Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, News, The Netherlands|

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.

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