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27 January 2017

International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust to focus on education

UNESCO will focus on the role of historic sites and museums in Holocaust education during this years International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. Events marking the commemoration will take place at the Organizations Headquarters from 24 to 26 January, ahead of the official Day, 27 January, which is the anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Leer ms
University of California San Diego

Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging, study finds

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary. Leer ms
EU Studies Fair back on February

18th edition

EU Studies Fair back on February

The EU Studies Fair will be back next year, on February 10-11, 2017 in Brussels. Discover a wide selection of post-graduate programs in EU studies, international relations, business, economics, public policy and law from top-level universities from around the globe. Leer ms
Social media role

Stanford study examines fake news and the 2016 presidential election

Fabricated stories favoring Donald Trump were shared a total of 30 million times, nearly quadruple the number of pro-Hillary Clinton shares leading up to the election, according to Stanford economist Matthew Gentzkow. Even so, he and his co-author find that the most widely circulated hoaxes were seen by only a small fraction of Americans. Leer ms
Antitrust

Commission welcomes steps taken by Amazon/Audible and Apple to improve competition in audiobook

The European Commission welcomes an agreement to end all exclusivity obligations concerning audiobook supply and distribution between Amazons subsidiary Audible and Apple. This step is likely to improve competition in downloadable audiobook distribution in Europe. Leer ms
Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Global business schools increase the number of applications to MBA programmes

Global business schools have seen a resurgence in the number of applications to MBA programmes following a four-year decline, according to a new worldwide report. Leer ms


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Are girls really better at reading than boys? Are girls really better at reading than boys?

In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all age groups and in all countries. But in young adults, there is suddenly no longer any difference between mens and womens reading skills. Why is that? Could the answer be in the way the tests are designed?
Maria Joo Rodrigues:  "Labour laws need updating to cover new forms of employment" Maria Joo Rodrigues: "Labour laws need updating to cover new forms of employment"

Workers rights are increasingly coming under pressure due to developments such as global competition and the digital revolution. The European Commission is working on plans to improve the situation. On 19 January MEPs adopted a report stating that workers in new type of jobs should be covered by labour laws. We talked to report author Maria Joo Rodrigues, a Portuguese member of the S&D group, on how to create fair and functioning labour markets and welfare systems.
Libros
Paul A. Shotton, Paul G. Nixon: Lobbying the European Union "Changing Minds, Changing Times" Paul A. Shotton, Paul G. Nixon: Lobbying the European Union "Changing Minds, Changing Times"

Unique in bringing together contributions from academics and practitioners on the theme of strategic, intelligent modern lobbying this book provides a thorough and accessible discussion on key ideas pertinent to the pursuance of public affairs in the European Union.
 POLICIES Extend +  
MEPs elect Parliaments new president
Maltese Presidency priorities discussed in committee
Barack Obama will deliver his final speech
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Mali: UN strongly condemns ambush that leaves five blue helmets killed
Far-right candidate concedes in Austrian presidential race
US adds ISIS in Yemen, Libya, Saudi to its list of designated terrorist organizations
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NASA advances its objectives for 2017
Galileo goes live!
R&D expenditure in the EU remained nearly stable in 2015 at just over 2% of GDP
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Euro area unemployment at 9.8%- EU28 at 8.3%
European Social Fund has helped almost 10 million Europeans to find a job between 2007 and 2014
Youth Forum launches campaign #4YouthWork!
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EUR 1 billion mark reached as the EU steps up support for micro-entrepreneurs
EU and China discuss trade, investment, overcapacity and cooperation on state aid control
Economic Partnership Agreement with southern African countries enters into effect
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Europes first underwater sculpture museum
Discover this years European cultural capitals
74th Annual Golden Globe Awards chose its big winners in film and television
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Essen becomes the European Green Capital for 2017
EU promotes sustainable urban mobility by funding the extension of the Warsaw Metro
EU approves new rules for Member States to drastically cut air pollution
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Children gain more weight when parents see them as overweight, study finds
High-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells
How Does Alcohol Get You Drunk?
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Immigration and terrorism continue to be seen as the most important issues facing the EU
New study shows that regular use of social networking can negatively affect emotions
A quarter of all Europeans aged over 15 are involved in volunteering
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Registration for European Universities Championships 2017 opens
Runners brains may be more connected, research shows
5 August Rio 2016 opening ceremony
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University of Cambridge to appoint a new LEGO Professor
Shakira urges at the World Economic Forum to feed, educate and care for underprivilegedchildren
Study finds association between eating hot peppers and decreased mortality
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Traineeships at the Parliament: new application period starting
Business investment rate stable at 21.6% in the euro area and 21.9% in the EU28
GoEuro reward young talent with an internship in Berlin
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Theses and dissertations
1 International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust to focus on education
2 Too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging, study finds
3 Essen becomes the European Green Capital for 2017
4 EU Studies Fair back on February
5 Presidential Inauguration live
6 Beyonce most charitable celebrity supporting education and social awareness
7 NASA advances its objectives for 2017
8 Aarhus and Pafos European Capitals of Culture in 2017
9 Youth Forum launches campaign #4YouthWork!
10 Paul A. Shotton, Paul G. Nixon: Lobbying the European Union "Changing Minds, Changing Times"
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