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EU-funded projects EFRAIM, PARSIFAL and PREDICTA

Farms found to be right environment to strengthen children´s immune systems

It is known that the range of microbes found on farms protect children from asthma and allergies. Immunologists have now discovered that farm animals themselves also provide protection against inflammation of lung tissue, opening possibilities for new treatments. Leer más

University of Kansas study

Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation better

Adults often bemoan the amount of time young people spend staring at a screen and browsing social media. But social media can not only be a way to teach students elements of the scientific process, those who took part in a program to learn scientific argumentation through social media learned the components of argumentation better than their peers who did not, a University of Kansas study has found. Leer más

Taxes on digital multinationals such as Google and Amazon

EU plans rule change to increase taxes on online giants

European Union finance ministers are set to discuss rule changes next week aimed at increasing taxes on digital multinationals such as Google and Amazon, an EU document seen by Reuters said. Leer más

WIFI4EU European initiative

EU funds for fast and free internet connection all over Europe

The objective of the WIFI4EU European initiative is to provide more than 6,000 communities across the EU with free high-speed Wi-Fi connection by 2020. Access to this initiative is reserved to public entities with spaces open to the public such as libraries, hospitals, parks, train stations and bus terminals. They would receive a grant from the EU to set up free Wi-Fi connection points.  Leer más

Tourism industry, a key driver for job creation

European Parliament to host conference on tourism

he European Parliament will host a high-level conference on tourism in Brussels on 27 September. The conference is being organised at the request of President Antonio Tajani, with the support of parliamentary committees. Leer más

13 Dead and 100 Injured

Solidarity with Spain after terror attack in Barcelona

Spanish police are mounting a wide-scale anti-terror operation after a van plowed into pedestrians on Barcelona´s famed Las Ramblas Thursday, killing 13 and injuring at least 100, in what Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called a jihadist attack. Catalan authorities later announced six bystanders and one police officer were injured in an anti-terror raid in the coastal town of Cambrils, southwest of Barcelona, during which police killed five suspects.  Leer más

First population estimates

EU population up to almost 512 million at 1 January 2017

On 1 January 2017, the population of the European Union (EU)was estimated at 511.8 million, compared with 510.3 million on 1 January 2016. During the year 2016, as many births as deaths were recorded in the EU (5.1 million), meaning that the natural change of the EU population was neutral. The population change (positive, with 1.5 million more inhabitants) was therefore due to net migration. Leer más

Clear aims

Public consultation identifies challenges for future Common Agricultural Policy

Agricultural policy is best managed at the EU level, focusing on core issues of support for farmers and environmental protection, consultation findings show. Leer más

Regions of Spain, France and Italy top tourism destinations in the EUEurostat Tourism statistics

Regions of Spain, France and Italy top tourism destinations in the EU

In the European Union (EU), tourism is above all an internal affair. Nearly 90% of tourism nights in the EU are spent by EU residents, meaning that tourists from outside the EU account for only around 10% of the total. Leer más

Age 89

Simone Veil, French politician and Holocaust survivor dies

Simone Veil, a French survivor of Nazi death camps and European Parliament president who spearheaded abortion rights as one of France´s most prominent woman politicians, has died. She was 89. Leer más

European Youth Forum

Youth organisations set priorities on migration and human rights

On 19 and 20 June the European Youth Forum´s Migration and Human Rights Network (MHRN) held its first meeting of 2017 in Brussels. The Network focuses on promoting the social inclusion and empowerment of as well as combatting discrimination against young refugees Leer más

Innovation Scoreboard

Innovation has improved in 15 countries, though large difference still exist between Member States

This is one of the main findings of the latest Innovation Scoreboard published today by the European Commission. Overall, innovation performance has improved in 15 countries, though large differences exist between these Member States. Sweden remains the innovation leader while Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria and UK are the fastest growing innovators. In a global perspective, the EU is catching up with Canada and the US, but South Korea and Japan are pulling ahead.  Leer más

13 June

International Albinism Awareness Day

People with albinism face multiple forms of discrimination worldwide. Albinism is still profoundly misunderstood, socially and medically. The physical appearance of persons with albinism is often the object of erroneous beliefs and myths influenced by superstition, which foster their marginalization and social exclusion. This leads to various forms of stigma and discrimination. Leer más

Erasmus+ Generation Online

Commission launches mobile application to mark 30 years of ´Erasmus´ exchanges abroad

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and European Parliament President Antonio Tajani are leading the 30th anniversary celebrations for the Erasmus programme at the European Parliament in Strasbourg today. To mark the occasion, the Commission is also launching a new Erasmus+ mobile application. Designed for students, vocational learners and participants in youth exchanges, the app will make young people´s Erasmus+ experience easier. Leer más

European Commission

Commission opens formal investigation into distribution practices of clothing company Guess

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into the distribution agreements and practices of clothing manufacturer and retailer Guess. The Commission will examine whether Guess illegally restricts retailers from selling cross-border to consumers within the EU Single Market. Leer más

Public free Wi-Fi services in municipalities

EU negotiators agree on the WiFi4EU initiative

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a political agreement on the WiFi4EU initiative and its funding which supports installing free public Wi-Fi hotspots in local communities across the EU: in public squares, piazzas, parks, hospitals and other public spaces. Leer más

University of Washington

Food photos help Instagram users with healthy eating

Instagram users post millions of food photos -- whether to show off a sophisticated palate, make friends drool over chicken and waffles or artfully arrange colorful macarons. A new study from University of Washington researchers describes how some people also turn to posting photos on Instagram to track food intake or to be held accountable by followers in meeting healthy eating or weight loss goals. Leer más

Who are you on social media?

New research found users often adopt different personas unique to each social network

The majority of adults on the internet have more than one social networking profile on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Although the core purpose of these sites are similar -- to digitally connect with peers and loved ones -- new research found users often adopt different personas unique to each social network. Leer más

Peoples emotions

Eye expression can accurately tell what others are feeling, scientists find

New research reveals why the eyes offer a window into the soul. According to the study, people interpret a person´s emotions by analyzing the expression in their eyes -- a process that began as a universal reaction to environmental stimuli and evolved to communicate our deepest emotions. Leer más

EyeSpeak glasses

Astronauts glasses helps people with disabilities

SA effort led LusoSpace to produce its first pair of augmented reality glasses in 2008 and then to set up the LusoVu company to develop them for the disabled. EyeSpeak glasses detect the movement of the eyes across a virtual keyboard displayed on the inside of its lenses. Words and phrases spelled out by the wearer are translated by the built-in software and spoken by speakers in one arm.  Leer más

Booking your holidays online

Commission and consumer protection authorities act on misleading travel booking websites

While it becomes more and more common to book hotels and flights online, consumers are encountering a growing number of problems with online travel services. These services are now among the most frequent consumer complaints according to the European Consumer Centres Leer más

Booking your holidays online

Commission and consumer protection authorities act on misleading travel booking websites

While it becomes more and more common to book hotels and flights online, consumers are encountering a growing number of problems with online travel services. These services are now among the most frequent consumer complaints according to the European Consumer Centres Leer más

Booking your holidays online

Commission and consumer protection authorities act on misleading travel booking websites

While it becomes more and more common to book hotels and flights online, consumers are encountering a growing number of problems with online travel services. These services are now among the most frequent consumer complaints according to the European Consumer Centres Leer más

Over 3 million hectares of vineyards in the EU according Eurostat ​​​​​​​Spain, France and Italy account for three-quarters

Over 3 million hectares of vineyards in the EU according Eurostat

In the European Union (EU) in 2015, there were 2.4 million holdings cultivating 3.2 million hectares (ha) of vineyards. The average area per holding was 1.3 ha, however with significant differences between Member States. 2.5 million hectares (78%) of vineyards were dedicated to the production of grapes for quality wine. Quality wine refers to both protected designation of origin (2.1 million ha, or 83% of total quality wine area in the EU) and protected geographical indication (0.4 million ha)  Leer más

University of A Coruña.

Elderly people who choose the wrong shoes have a lower quality of life

As people get older, they experience changes in their foot morphology. If they do not change their shoe size along with these transformations, older people – most of whom choose the wrong shoes – suffer, among other things, anxiety, apathy, loss of balance and falls, according to a study by the University of A Coruña. Leer más
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2 South Summit 2017, the leading entrepreneur event launched in Madrid
3 Fourth Regional SDG4-Education 2030 Partners Meeting
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5 Six nominees are for this year´s Sakharov Prize
6 Europe publishes assessment of offers to host European Banking Authority & European Medicine Agency
7 Downward trend in the share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU
8 4th Youth Summit highlights crucial role of youth within the Africa-EU Partnership
9 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October
10 9 October World Post Day
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