• EU pushes for better wildlife conservation

      EU pushes for better wildlife conservation

      The EU will join other parties at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) to the UN Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), starting in Geneva, Switzerland, this weekend to take additional measures to protect the world's most threatened species against over-exploitation through international trade.

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    • New world-class laboratories open to EU researchers

      New world-class laboratories open to EU researchers

      Researchers from across Europe will now have even more opportunities to use the Joint Research Centre's state-of-the-art facilities. After a first round of the open access initiative, in which nearly 100 eligible proposals were received from 92 research institutions, further laboratories of the Commission's in-house science and knowledge service are now available to external scientists.

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    • Boosting European innovation arena

      Boosting European innovation arena

      The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) will have a budget of €3bn for the 2021-2027 programming period, which is an increase of €600m or 25% compared to the current one, according to the Commission's proposal tabled last Thursday. It aims to align the EIT with the next research and innovation programme Horizon Europe (2021-2027) delivering on the Commission's commitment to further boost Europe's innovation potential.

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    • Growth hindered by external factors

      Growth hindered by external factors

      The European economy is set for its seventh consecutive year of growth in 2019, with all Member States' economies due to expand, the Commission stated in its Summer Economic Forecast released last Wednesday. The short-term outlook for the European economy, however, is clouded by external factors including global trade tensions and significant policy uncertainty. These have continued to weigh on confidence in the manufacturing sector, which is the most exposed to international trade, and are projected to weaken the growth outlook for the remainder of the year.

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    • EU invests €35m in AI for cancer prevention

      EU invests €35m in AI for cancer prevention

      The European Commission launched on 9 July a call for proposals with €35m available to support the development of analysis of health images for cancer diagnostics based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as other tools and analytics focused on the prevention, prediction and treatment of the most common forms of cancer.

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