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A new report paints a stark picture of European healthcare in 2030 but says GPs are the answer I’d recommend reading the latest health report by the Economist Intelligence Unit – if you’re elated and need your mood taken down a few notches. They’ve seen the future and it ain’t pretty. With Europe’s population ageing,… » read more

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Some businesspeople want government to leave them alone; others want a bailout and shelter from the storm. They can’t have both. It’s (still) SME Week and I’ve met a lot of entrepreneurs in the last couple of days. They are interesting people: dreamers, risk-takers and chancers in varying measure. But I note a philosophical divide… » read more

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MGQ’s influence within the Commission is growing EU Innovation Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn is expanding her influence in the College of Commissioners by convening two subgroups: on innovation and research. She will chair both, elevating herself to something of a senior commissioner. The innovation subgroup is an official effort by Barroso to pull together various strands… » read more

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Oh dear. As if the debate on nanotechnology were not complex enough, it now seems companies are quietly burying references to nanomaterials contained in consumer produts. Until recently, branding something as containing ‘nanotechnology’ was seen as a plus – a marketing boost. Now though, a new pattern is emerging. Consumer groups in Norway, the UK… » read more

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