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Higher education and Brexit: Scottish universities raise concern

Scotland’s Constitutional Relations Secretary Michael Russell has urged the UK government to issue guarantees on higher education and Brexit. If the UK leaves the EU...
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EIT innovation strategy proposed for 2021-27

The European Commission has put forward its 2021-27 Strategic Innovation Agenda for the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT). The Commission proposed a €3bn...
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Banking stress tests audit shows need for wider risk assessment

An EU-wide banking stress tests audit has found that stress tests administered by the European Banking Authority (EBA) pay insufficient attention to systemic risk. The...
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Helsinki sustainability celebrated as Finland takes over EU presidency

Finland has commemorated the opening of its tenure holding the presidency of the EU with a range of events celebrating sustainability in Helsinki. Mayor of...
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Hello Kitty antitrust investigation leads to €6.2m fine

The European Commission has imposed a fine of €6.2m on Japanese company Sanrio, owner of the Hello Kitty brand, for restricting merchandise sales between...
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2019 EIT Awards nominees announced ahead of October ceremony

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has released a list of nominees for its 2019 EIT Awards for creative innovation. The 19 nominees,...
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Sausage company Heck faces boycott after Johnson visit

UK sausage company Heck has come under fire from critics after hosting Conservative leadership candidate Boris Johnson at its Yorkshire factory. The family-run luxury sausage...
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EU partnership with Central Asia renewed in updated strategy

The European Commission has reiterated its commitment to supporting EU partnership with Central Asia in a series of new programmes in the region. The regional...
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UK gender equality roadmap to support women and girls

Penny Mordaunt, the UK’s Minister for Women and Equalities, has launched a UK gender equality roadmap to support women’s empowerment ‘from birth to retirement’. Women...
smart city spending

Smart city spending expected to prioritise energy, infrastructure

A new report projects smart city spending will reach $189.5bn (€167.98bn) by 2023, primarily focused on infrastructure and energy projects. Global marketing intelligence firm IDC’s...

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