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Switzerland remains the reigning champion for 2020

The fifth annual Best Countries Report reveals that Switzerland remains top, with Canada and Japan following closely behind. A ranking and analysis project conducted by...
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UK Space Agency offer prize for new use of satellites

UK Space Agency is offering young people a share of £50,000 (~€45,020) for their contribution in the using satellites to improve day to day...
Framework partnership to build enterprise blockchain-based applications

Framework partnership to build enterprise blockchain-based applications

Leading digital solutions consultancy, Triad, will be collaborating with Microsoft-based blockchain platform, Stratis, to build enterprise blockchain-based applications. Stratis, an enterprise blockchain technology company, has...
Earthquake

EU to host donors’ conference for Albania’s recovery

The European Union is set to host an international donors’ conference to help with the reconstruction in Albania after an earthquake in late November...
Negotiations on first ever EU rules for collective redress begin

Negotiations on first ever EU rules for collective redress begin

In the European Union there is currently no regulation around collective redress – but the European Commission is discussing new rules that will better...
2020 capital of culture

2020 Capital of Culture: Croatian and Irish cities awarded title

The Croatian city of Rijeka and Galway in Ireland have been named joint European Capitals of Culture for 2020. Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education...
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Austria coalition government to crack down on pollution, Muslims

The new coalition government of Austria will see a compromise between policies promoting climate action and those targeting young Muslims. The Green party and the...
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Scotland austerity mitigation funding offsets UK’s worst welfare cuts

The Scottish government spent more than £100m (€117.5m) in 2019 to offset the impact of UK-wide austerity measures in Scotland. Cuts to welfare implemented by...
london underground 4g pilot

London Underground 4G pilot to roll out in March

A pilot scheme implementing 4G connectivity on a section of the London Underground is set to begin in March 2020. Transport for London (TfL), the...
combustible cladding ban

Combustible cladding ban to protect Welsh residents

The government of Wales has instituted a ban on combustible cladding, of the type implicated in the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire, for high rise...

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