The future of Hungary’s free media depends on EU money
To rein in Budapest's attacks on free speech, Europe's best tool is control of funds.
Emmanuel Macron to visit Beirut following massive port blast
The French president will meet senior political leaders and offer European assistance.
Greek PM warns over jump in COVID-19 cases, says new curbs possible
Greeks must stick to rules aimed at containing the coronavirus more closely than ever, the country's prime minister said on Wednesday (5 August), warning of new restrictions if a worrying rise in daily cases does not abate.
‘Urgent deployment’ of rescuers to Beirut: EU
The European Union said Wednesday (5 August) it would rush rescuers, search dogs and equipment to Beirut to look for any survivors trapped in rubble after the massive blast that struck the city.
Norway cruise ship passengers with coronavirus reach 43
The number of passengers who have tested positive for the coronavirus on the Norwegian cruise ship Hurtigruten has reached 43, authorities said Tuesday. Earlier, Hurtigruten… Read More »
EU regulators investigating Google’s plan to buy Fitbit
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation Tuesday into Google’s plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit. The EU is concerned the deal… Read More »
Final Conference of the InnoWEE project, 23 September 2020 - 23 September 2020, Online
[Source: Research & Innovation] Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of EU energy consumption and 36% of the greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings are therefore the single largest energy consumer in Europe. At present, about 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old and almost 75% of the building stock is energy inefficient. At the same time, only about 1% of the building stock is renovated each year. Renovation of existing buildings can lead to significant energy savings, as […]
European Capital of Innovation Award - European Capital of Innovation 2020: 12 cities make it into the final round
[Source: Research & Innovation] Funded by Horizon 2020, EU’s research and innovation programme, the prize recognises the European cities that develop vibrant innovation ecosystems to address public challenges and improve the lives of the people.
New material enables switch to energy-efficient electronics
Engineers are racing to replace silicon in electronics with a more responsive and energy-efficient alternative. EU-funded researchers have designed new devices with potential applications in communications, Internet of Things technology, and even in detecting coronavirus.
Unravelling the mystery of how viruses evolve and spread
Emerging viruses pose a serious threat to global public health. EU-funded research is helping to advance our understanding of how infectious diseases evolve and adapt genetically, informing our efforts to develop an effective response. Researchers have already applied these new methods to several public health crises, including COVID-19.