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Asylum in the EU Member States
During the second quarter of 2016 (from April to June 2016), 305 700 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 6% compared with the first quarter of 2016 (when 287 100 first time applicants were registered).
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Call for experts in anonymisation of clinical data23/03/2017 16:05:00
The EMA has launched a call for applications to join a technical anonymisation group (TAG) that will help the Agency to further develop best practices for the anonymisation of clinical reports. The goal is to set up a multidisciplinary team with a broad range of expertise.
Health systems: more integration to boost cooperation and reduce gaps in the EU23/03/2017 15:20:00
In its opinion adopted during the plenary session, CoR agrees on the need to improve the integration, cooperation and performance of health systems in the Union. The current health systems in the EU are affected by population ageing, costs of innovative medicine and new technologies, chronic diseases and inequalities in healthcare access.
First anniversary of PRIME – experience so far23/03/2017 15:05:00
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is organising a meeting with its stakeholders to review the experience gained with its PRIME (PRIority Medicines) scheme one year after it was launched. Registration opens for stakeholder meeting on 19 May 2017.
Smart specialisation strategies: Stronger focus on synergies and interregional cooperation23/03/2017 14:20:00
The regulatory framework around smart specialisation strategies (RIS3) needs to be reformed to increase synergies between the European Structural & Investment Funds and regional innovation & development policies.