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  Yale University placed itself on the map as the first United States University to take the lead in EU affairs this past weekend when European students from the European Student Conference launched an EU think-tank here in the US named European Horizons. The aim of the think-tank is to contribute to the policy’s being… » read more

The Logic of Risks

Are Naturalist Nutters showing signs of inconsistency or of a sudden logical outburst when they criticise those who do not vaccinate? Hardly – they are exhibiting a perfectly justifiable illogic that easily harmonises contradictory thinking. We need to accept that there is no logic to risk decisions and learn how to manage risks in an… » read more

By Kathleen Garnett Ever since the first boff in a lab profited from fiddling around with the genetic make-up of plants European agriculture has been at the mercy of the big corporations. Not unlike the pests GMO products are said to repel the bio-tech industry has been swarming all over the treasure chest that is… » read more

Horizon 2020 brought a number of significant changes compared to its predecessor Framework Programmes or similar schemes in terms of rules for application for funding, financial management and reporting. One of the major differences from previous practices was the introduction of the bi-annual work programmes, which provide the opportunity for all those who intend to… » read more

ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 6 August after a ten-year journey through the Solar System. The landing site, currently known as Site J and located on the smaller of the comet’s two ‘lobes’, was selected just six weeks after Rosetta arrived at the comet. The mission’s lander, Philae, will be deployed on… » read more

ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 6 August after a ten-year journey through the Solar System. The landing site, currently known as Site J and located on the smaller of the comet’s two ‘lobes’, was selected just six weeks after Rosetta arrived at the comet. The mission’s lander, Philae, will be deployed on… » read more

Going into space was a competition between Russia and USA for many years. It entered into peaceful exploration and use, preservation of security and integrity. Now, it seems as if it is not even a goal anymore. Russia decided to leave ISS (International Space Station) in 2020 – earlier than expected. Yes, it’s true –… » read more

Smarter planning for natural and man-made disasters would improve resilience and reduce future economic losses, a new OECD report says. It estimates that earthquakes, social unrest, industrial accidents, terror attacks, pandemics and other disruptive events cost advanced and emerging nations around USD 1.5 trillion in damages and economic losses over the last decade, more than… » read more

L’importance de la place du numérique dans l’économie n’est plus à prouver depuis bien des années. Mais parce qu’elle représente le vecteur nécessaire d’une mondialisation aujourd’hui bien plus qu’entamée, cette technologie tournée exclusivement vers le futur doit être maîtrisée par quiconque souhaite jouer un rôle majeur à l’échelle mondiale. Reste à savoir si la France… » read more

It seems common sense that, if an error is found in legislation, then this law should be immediately amended; at the very least, the erroneous provision should not be allowed to influence the course of a related court proceeding. This is not, however, how some EU Member States seem to view such a scenario. Three… » read more

iWatch: Not so fast Apple

By Dr Sameer Bansilal The lure of wearable technology and its application to health is tremendous- so tremendous that even the richest company on the planet-Apple, can’t resist it apparently. And so goes the recent insider news that has captured the attention of people worldwide “Apple is developing software and sensors that can predict heart… » read more

Curriculum: Tailored for Professionals The quality of the programme is rooted in two principles: interdisciplinarity and practical application. The EMPM combines economics and social sciences to further students’ understanding of complex governance challenges and management solutions. The participants work on international case studies and discuss phenomena against the background of their own work experience. Experts… » read more

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