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European Commission launch €30 billion for research 2018-2020

The Horizon 2020 work programme has now been launched, with €3.3 billion dedicated to low-carbon climate-resilient living, in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

Focusing on citizen priorities, European Commission commitments and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the plan for Horizon 2020 for the next three years is centred around four so-called “focus areas” – low-carbon climate resilience, the circular economy, the Security Union and the digitalisation of industry and services. 233 more words


How Can the 2018 European Semester Truly Contribute to Fighting Homelessness in Europe?

Guest editor: Ruth Owen, FEANTSA Policy Coordinator

The European Semester is the European Union’s annual cycle of economic and social policy coordination. Currently, it is used to make sure Member States correct excessive deficits and macroeconomic imbalances, carry out structural reforms and pursue progress towards the goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy. 609 more words


Open Standards to Boost the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) integrates the physical world into a computer-based system to allow objects to collect and exchange data. This inter-networking should bring improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefits. 915 more words


Iran nuclear deal under pressure

The Iran nuclear deal – formally, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA – is under pressure. In his speech to the UN General Assembly today, 19 September, President Trump called it “one of the worst and most one-sided deals” and said it is “an embarrassment to the United States.” Some commentators already see this as advance notice that the US will pull out of the agreement. 525 more words

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Vertical mergers are not necessarily competition law friendly

The vertical integration of producers of complementary products or services results in no loss of direct competition as they operate at different levels of the supply chain. 1,635 more words


As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone. Nobody knows what it is they forbid.”

Isabel Paterson


Competition policy deals with the organisation of domestic market economics. 696 more words



People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. 339 more words