Many youth decide to follow the courses of an educational institution without knowing if that particular career fits their personality or not. Furthermore, most of the theoretic courses don’t prepare students for the real-life experience of a certain profession.
Franco-German plans for a Competitiveness pact, which were put forward at the last EU summit have been met with great skepticism but done right, they could help address key areas of structural weaknesses.
One result of Europe’s economic crisis is the newfound willingness to abandon the softly-softly approach to consensus decision making. A microcosm of this phenomenon can be seen in efforts to agree a single European patent.
They bottled it: EU leaders were due to talk about ways to improve Europe’s hotpotch intellectual property regime on Friday but thought better of it. By the time EU leaders had spent hours over lunch talking about the euro (and drafting a weak statement on Egypt) few were in the mood.
Innovation is recognized as one of the fundaments of economic development. The machine tool industry is the engine for virtually all manufacturing activities and, to a large extent, enables other sectors to be innovative. The future of Europe’s economic importance and security is highly dependent on the competitive edge that we can bring to the… » read more
The UK is not the only country where opinions on medicines can be challenged in court. In France, Astellas Pharma, a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical company has filed a lawsuit in Paris against the independent French medical journal, Prescrire, for publishing unfavorable comments about their anti-eczema ointment, tacrolimus (brand name – Protopic). The case arises from… » read more
As mentioned in my previous post (The Innovation Union Will Require Public And Private Money), I had the role of Moderator this week at an event about Venture Capital held in Brussels by Eureka. The overall aim was to help bring together some members of the Eureka network, EU policy makers and some involved in… » read more