EBX Health Intelligence presented by Brian Maguire

EBX Health Intelligence – Europe Gets Real About Superbugs

On Health Intelligence this week, Europe gets real about superbugs. This month in the European Parliament the Public Health Committee is focused on tackling superbugs; in … [Read More...]

Giles Merrit, Secretary General of Friends of Europe

Cameron’s “Deal” And The Growing Brexit Threat

The “deal” struck between David Cameron and his 27 fellow EU leaders is largely irrelevant to the UK’s Brexit debate and the outcome of the June 23 referendum writes Giles … [Read More...]

EBX Health Intelligence presented by Brian Maguire

EBX Health Intelligence – Europe Gets Real About Superbugs

On Health Intelligence this week, Europe gets real about superbugs. This month in the European Parliament the Public Health Committee is focused on tackling superbugs; in … [Read More...]

EBX Health Intelligence presented by Brian Maguire

EBX Health Intelligence – Europe Gets Real About Superbugs

On Health Intelligence this week, Europe gets real about superbugs. This month in the European Parliament the Public Health Committee is focused on tackling superbugs; in … [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

UNHCR Concerned By Refugee Border Build-Up

UNHCR is concerned by recent restrictive practices adopted in a number of European countries that are placing additional undue hardships on refugees and asylum-seekers across Europe, creating chaos at … [Read More...]

German Ifo Takes A Dive In Icy February

Wake-up call. Global events have finally reached German companies’ boardrooms, writes Carsten Brezski, Chief Economist at ING-DiBa. At least this is one conclusion of today’s Ifo reading. Germany’s … [Read More...]

Confront Europe’s Fear of the New. Make Room for Digital Innovation.

Before starting work in the European Parliament, I never thought about whether Estonia was somehow more advanced in digital issues than the rest of Europe, writes Kaja Kallas, MEP (ALDE, EE). To be … [Read More...]

‘For How Long Can EU-Russia Economic Relations Deteriorate?’ Asks Chizhov

Let me start by quoting the EU Trade and Investment Strategy approved by the EU Council on 27 November 2015, writes Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to … [Read More...]

Europe’s New Innovation Principle, Making Policy Fighting Fit

  “It’s time to put The Innovation Principle’ at the heart of Europe’s economic revival,” that was the key message at a recent high-level industry conference in Brussels. Carlos Moedas, … [Read More...]

EU Pushes Two-Year Schengen Border Controls

EU Home Affairs ministers asked the European Commission on Monday to consider suspension of the Schengen area for up two years, prolonging EU Member States border controls. Under the Schengen Code, … [Read More...]

Brussels Launches Poland Rule of Law Assessment

Brussels is finally worried about authoritarism in Poland, three months after its new government was formed. The European Commission announced on Wednesday the launch of a “preliminary assessment” on … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]

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