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Refugee Women in Europe Risk Sexual Violence Says UNHCR Report

Oumo (not her real name), a young woman from sub-Saharan Africa is fleeing persecution that has left her brother-in-law dead and her sister missing. Fearing for her life, she … [Read More...]

Carsten Bruhn, Executive Vice Presid

Back To A Digitised Future For European Business

The 1989 cult movie “Back to the Future II” predicted that the year 2015 would bring with it a world of hover-boards, flying cars and self-lacing trainers, writes Carsten … [Read More...]

Brian Maguire, Political Correspondent, Brussels

Is 2016 the Year of the Pandemic?

What if ISIS is the least of our worries this year? What if bacteria pose the greatest threat to Europe in 2016? Much like the rise of jihadi chaos, microbial resistance has … [Read More...]

Brian Maguire, Political Correspondent, Brussels

Is 2016 the Year of the Pandemic?

What if ISIS is the least of our worries this year? What if bacteria pose the greatest threat to Europe in 2016? Much like the rise of jihadi chaos, microbial resistance has … [Read More...]

Monastero Santa Rosa

Monastero Santa Rosa, Bay of Salerno. Discreet Indiscretion.

As indiscretions go, my visit to the confessional in Monastero Santa Rosa was, shall we say, not quite a full disclosure. Latent guilt weighed heavily on my mind, though rich … [Read More...]

Catalan Fashion

Catalan Fashion, An Industry With Expansion Stitched Up

Pertegaz, Antonio, Miró, Rosa Clará, Javier Simorra, Custo Barcelona, Desigual, Mango. These are just a few designers whose pieces of clothing can be visited at the Catalan … [Read More...]

European News & Comment

Is 2016 the Year of the Pandemic?

What if ISIS is the least of our worries this year? What if bacteria pose the greatest threat to Europe in 2016? Much like the rise of jihadi chaos, microbial resistance has been steadily, almost … [Read More...]

“Can superbacteria be defeated? Let’s try “says Mario Pinca of Copma,” There is evidence that cannot be ignored.”

Relentless and alarming scientific research, and a succession of sensational newspaper articles on multi-resistant bacteria have reached a climax. Academic and political concern for the consequences … [Read More...]

“The PCHS system In Europe’s Hospitals Can Limit Dangerous Pathogenic Bacteria, says Copma’s Mario Pinca

“With the probiotic based PCHS system, in the European hospitals we may have more quality and higher hygiene standards counteracting the proliferation of the pathogenic bacteria” says Copma’s Mario … [Read More...]

Hospitals Must Act Against Pathogenic Bacteria, Says Mario Pinca

“It is time to act decisively against pathogenic bacteria. They can cause serious impacts on patient health in hospitals” , Says Copma “In Brindisi,  was everything possible done in terms of … [Read More...]

Consumers Strongly Sceptical of Retailers’ Data Privacy

Consumer's don't 'Like' retail data privacy initiatives. That's the finding of a new Capgemini Consulting,  report published today. “Privacy Please: Why Retailers Need to Rethink Personalization,” … [Read More...]

Europe’s Blueprint for Safer Healthcare, ‘Action Needed’ Says Copma

“Europe’s ‘Blueprint for Safer Healthcare’ is a significant step forward. It brings a new impetus to all the actions necessary for research development and healthcare innovation, in the name of … [Read More...]

Progetto europeo per una Sanità più sicura, Copma dice ‘L’ Azione è Necessaria’

“Il progetto Europeo per una sanità più sicura’ è un passo significativo per dare nuovo slancio e nuovo impulso a tutte quelle azioni necessarie a sviluppare ricerca ed a produrre innovazione nel … [Read More...]

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Sarah-Jayne Smith

Monastero Santa Rosa, Bay of Salerno. Discreet Indiscretion.

As indiscretions go, my visit to the confessional in Monastero Santa Rosa was, shall we say, not quite a full disclosure. Latent guilt weighed heavily on my mind, though rich cake and sweet prossecco … [Read More...]

Sarah-Jayne Smith

Palazzo Avino, Amalfi Coast. Mythical, Magical.

Palazzo Avino (formerly Palazzo Sasso) is a restored 12th century architectural marvel. Once built to be a palace it still serves its name well, the darling of the romantic village of Ravello, I’d … [Read More...]

Sarah-Jayne Smith

Altapura, Val Thorens – Ski Palace Perfection

You’ve heard of a ‘ski palace’, right? Me neither. Not until I ascended into the clouds surrounding Val Thorens and was greeted by the five star Altapura hotel. At a heady altitude of 2300m, it could … [Read More...]

Sarah-Jayne Smith

Koh I Nor, Val Thorens – Sparkling Luxury

Val Thorens, is “Anti-Bling Luxury” or so the tourist board says; they have a point.  Even though the newest hotel on the block is named after a 105.6 carat diamond, the feeling is still of ‘do what … [Read More...]

Sarah-Jayne Smith

The Merrion Hotel, Dublin. Hidden Treasure, Elegant Delight.

Merrion Square is the epitome of Georgian Dublin. Wandering around, it is hard to believe that around 250 years ago the area was farmland on the edge of Dublin city. A far cry from the plush, leafy … [Read More...]