EU member states invite Britain to remain in Brussels’ budget negotiations as Brexiteers fear plot to thwart ‘clean’ exit

European member states have invited Britain to remain part of Brussels’ budget negotiations for an additional seven years, as senior Conservative MPs warn of a plot to prevent a ‘clean’ Brexit. The UK is believed to have accepted an invitation to …

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Energy efficiency upgrades in multi-owner residential buildings: Review of governance and legal issues in 7 EU Member States

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission’s science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy. Our scientific work supports a whole host …

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The Commission’s Proposal on Health Technology Assessment – Will the EU Member States Accept its Mandatory Provisions?

Health technology assessment (“HTA”) is a multidisciplinary assessment process that seeks to evaluate the added therapeutic value of health technologies (i.e., drugs, certain medical devices, medical treatments including surgical procedures, and …

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Medical group says many migrants killed in Libya escape

Over 100 migrants and refugees held captive by human traffickers were shot at while escaping from a clandestine prison in northwestern Libya and there were numerous deaths and injuries, Doctors Without Borders said Friday. The international medical organization, also known as Medicins Sans Frontiers, said many people in the town of Bani Walid including members of security forces, hospital and municipal workers, and elders tried to protect the escapees as they were chased by their captors and armed men attempting to recapture them.

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The Euro’s battle for survival – entering the Red Zone

We have been analysing, for the thinktank the Bruges Group, the extreme difficulties in which the Eurozone finds itself, after years of economic stimulus totalling over 3% of GDP per annum and the build-up of both the ECB’s Asset Purchase Programmes and the loans within the TARGET2 system. These imbalances are insoluble, and there is a big bullet to dodge: the Fiscal Stability Treaty obligation on each Member State to reduce its national debt-to-GDP ratio to 60% by 2030.

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More international students are heading to Stockholm: here’s where you’re all from

International students make up almost 10 percent of Stockholm’s total university student population, according to Staf – Stockholm’s Academic Forum – an organization comprised of the City of Stockholm and 18 institutions of higher education operating in the Swedish capital. The number of internationals rose by 14 percent in the past two years alone, compared to eight percent overall in Sweden in the same period, according to a new report by the organization.

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