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"Make money on value, not on health", says its manifesto

Economists, academics and unions believe that the European Union has trouble surviving COVID-19

Two hundred European economists and academics mobilized by the European Trade Unions Confederation, created in 1973 and which brings together 81 organizations from 36 European countries and 12 European union federations with 60 million members, have published a manifest that says there is an urgent need to suspend stock markets and other monetary and fiscal measures to save the European Union (EU).Many believe that the EU has never been more in danger than now facing the COVID-19 effects. Leer más
 More than 1 in 5 self-employed in the EU had seized a suitable opportunity to run their own business
 "Europe must motivate young people and give them the opportunity to shape public debate"
 16% of employed internet users reported changes in their job tasks due to new softwares
 Health in the EU: shift to prevention and primary care is the most important trend across countries
Coronavirus exposes danger of cuts to sick pay for Europe´s workers since the financial crisis

EU member states have reduced spending on sickness

Coronavirus exposes danger of cuts to sick pay for Europe´s workers since the financial crisis

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is calling for paid sick leave for all workers across Europe as the coronavirus exposes the danger to public health posed by the cuts made to sick pay by member states. ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini said: "The coronavirus outbreak has shown how workers´ rights like decent sick pay is not only important to individuals but everyone around them". Leer más
 Understanding immune system processes offers hope of HIV cure
 2.2 billion people live in ´at risk´ areas where the Zika can spread
 Zika´s ground zero: Generation of babies born with microcephaly face uncertain future
 Zika causes small heads and brain damage in infants born, US health experts confirm
Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative

Covid 19:European Parliament to vote on €37 billion crisis response

MEPs will vote to make €37 billion from EU structural funds available to EU countries to tackle the coronavirus crisis during the plenary session on 26 March. Elisa Ferreira responsible for Cohesion and Reforms and Nicolas Schmit responsible for Jobs and Social Rights have sent letters to all the EU countries to inform them on the individual support they can receive under the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative (CRII). Leer más
Urban health and coronavirus crisis: in confinement, inequality is magnified

Control measures to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic affect different population sectors in radically different ways. In the current, almost dystopian situation, social determinants of health are more clearly shown. The coronavirus crisis in Spain continues to have its focus in Madrid, where community transmission remains increasing. We have reached the stage of confinement with movement restrictions. As today, we do not know how long they will last. Leer más
 The electronic cigarette is not free from toxic elements
 Are Breast Cancer Apps Reliable?
 New studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation
 Simple urine test could help predict the risk of developing age-related disease and even death
Health in the EU: shift to prevention and primary care is the most important trend across countries

Health in the EU: shift to prevention and primary care is the most important trend across countries

The European Commission published the reports that depict the profile of health systems in 30 countries. Country Health Profiles are being issued with the Companion Report that shows some of the biggest trends in the transformation of the healthcare systems and draws key conclusions from the Profiles. Leer más
Japan, US and Western Europe have fallen from 90% to 70%

China, Germany, Japan, Korea and the United States dominate global innovation - WIPO report 2019

Five nations (China, Germany, Japan, Korea and the United States) accounted for nearly half of all scientific activity around the world as well as the great majority of patents issued during the three years to 2017.Before 2000, Japan, the US and Western European economies accounted for 90% and more than 70%, respectively. These shares have fallen to 70% and 50% between 2015 and 2017, by the emergence of China, The Republic of Korea and others,according to the World Intellectual Property Report Leer más


Debates
What are we waiting to boost, link financial / digital education and improve information? What are we waiting to boost, link financial / digital education and improve information?

It would be wise to connect financial education and digital one. Both sectors are, nowadays, two sides of the same coin of social inclusion. This target needs to improve quality of financial and non financial information of companies available for savers and users of Spanish financial markets. The writers of this article sum up recent progress and new rules, which are still not enough to improve the rational behavior of different stakeholders.
"SARS-COV-2 is very likely to fade and return every winter, like the flu" "SARS-COV-2 is very likely to fade and return every winter, like the flu"

Virologist Luis Enjuanes, Spain´s foremost expert on coronaviruses, is working non-stop. From his laboratory at the CSIC´s National Centre for Biotechnology, he is engaged in trying to find, in the shortest time possible, a vaccine to stop the COVID-19 epidemic.
Libros
"Tthe study of human behaviour was political from the beginning"Angela Saini, author of ´Superior´:

"Tthe study of human behaviour was political from the beginning"

In her new book Superior, science journalist Angela Saini analyses the resurgence of racial science and scientific racism. She fears that this ´resurrection´ is due to the rise of right-wing extremism and nationalism, and believes that race is first and foremost a matter of power.
 POLICIES Extend +  
450,000 students and teachers use the EU´s SELFIE tool for schools
How has the EU progressed towards the Sustainable Development Goals?
9 million citizens have got involved in EU law-making
 INCLUSION POLICIES Extend +  
2018 World Autism Awareness Day observance "Empowering Women and Girls with Autism"
Over €31 million in humanitarian aid from Europe for Latin America and the Caribbean
UNESCO music video against gender stereotypes wins Communications Award
 R+D Extend +  
Graphene activates immune cells helping bone regeneration in mice
The embryonic origin of the Cyclops eye
Scientists find a place on Earth where there is no life
 EMPLOYMENT Extend +  
Euro area unemployment at 7.9%
Record number of people in employment in the EU
More than 1 in 5 self-employed in the EU had seized a suitable opportunity to run their own business
 ECONOMICS Extend +  
There is no such thing as a Trump strategy for China
Spanish Lobby Association incorporates the main Public Affairs companies
Three in four Europeans are in favour of the single currency
 CULTURE Extend +  
Toward way for new scheme enabling European artists to work abroad
LUX Film Prize: official selection for 2018 revealed
New EU initiative to enable young people to discover Europe by rail
 GREEN STRATEGIES Extend +  
European climate emergency: EU should commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
EU Parliament and Council agree drastic cuts to plastic pollution of environment
Finland innovates with digital ´climate game´ to focus youth on the planet
 HEALTH Extend +  
Squid pigments could be used in food and health for their antioxidant and antimicrobial properties
The electronic cigarette is not free from toxic elements
Are you really you when you´re hungry?
 SOCIETY AND CONSUMER Extend +  
Sassy Science, the world´s first drag queen to popularise science
European Parliament approves more transparency and efficiency in its internal rules
Recalling happy memories during adolescence can reduce risk of depression
 SPORTS Extend +  
Olympic message of peace is universal, UN chief says in Pyeongchang
Registration open for the European Universities Games Coimbra 2018
European Parliament launches a new Multimedia Centre on 4 January
 EDUCATION Extend +  
UNESCO convenes Education Webinar on equity in schooling in times of COVID-19
EU Studies Fair: the largest Studies Education event of the year
DiscoverEU gives 14,500 more young people the chance to explore Europe
 GRANTS & INTERNSHIPS Extend +  
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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