EUROLAB: nieuwsberichten van maart 2020Publicatiedatum: 23 mrt, 2020
On 15 March, the Commission introduced export authorisation requirements for exports of personal protective equipment outside of the European Union. Today, the Commission has issued guidelines in relation to the Implementing Regulation. For further information please consult the website.
Source: European Commission
EU Cohesion Policy invests over €1.4 billion in green projects in 7 Member States
The European Commission has approved an investment package worth more than €1.4 billion of EU funds in 14 large infrastructure projects in 7 Member States, namely Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain. The projects cover several key areas such as environment, health, transport and energy for a smarter, low-carbon Europe. They represent a massive investment to boost the economy, protect the environment and improve citizens’ quality of life and social well-being.
Source: European Parliament
EU industry touts 3D printing as ‘immediate solution’ to COVID-19 shortages
The EU’s additive manufacturing sector is rallying the potential benefits of 3D printing technologies for aiding in the shortage of vital health equipment needed for treating coronavirus patients across Europe.
Photonics, the ‘Green Deal’ technology
Photonics has been defined as a vital technology in Europe’s future digital transformation as well as helping the bloc achieve broader sustainability goals and strategic autonomy. However, there remains a deficit in public awareness on the technology. EURACTIV caught up with DG Connect’s Lucilla Sioli to find out what photonics can do for Europe’s digital sector and beyond.
Coronavirus puts on hold unveiling of new EU food policy
The launch of the new EU food policy, the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), will be delayed at least by another month in light of a rescheduling of the Commission’s work programme due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Eastern Partnership: Commission proposes new policy objectives for beyond 2020
The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have put forward a proposal for the long-term policy objectives of the Eastern Partnership beyond 2020. These aim at increasing trade, strengthening connectivity and deepening economic integration with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, strengthening democratic institutions, the rule of law, environmental and climate resilience, supporting the digital transformation, and promoting fair and inclusive societies.
Source: European Commission.
Trump’s trade war proves immune to the coronavirus crisis
Europe’s diplomatic efforts to broker a truce fall flat as Washington looks to shake up the new trade order. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, unprecedented lockdowns and fears of a global economic meltdown, U.S. President Donald Trump is still waging his tariff-hiking trade war.
Just one day after G7 leaders — including Trump — said they remained “committed to the stability of the global economy” and pledged to “coordinate measures and do whatever it takes” to safeguard economic growth, Washington confirmed it was pressing ahead with tariff hikes on European aircraft to 15 percent, up from 10 percent, starting Wednesday.
6 ways coronavirus is changing the environment: Coronavirus is set to leave a vast imprint in Europe, and that includes on its environment.
The coronavirus is upending everything from aviation to the economy — and it’s also having a big impact on the environment.
Some of those are positive — a big (albeit likely temporary) drop in CO2 emissions as factories shutter and the economy sputters — while others are negative — growing piles of possibly infected waste like tissues and old face masks.
Here are six ways coronavirus is already having an effect.
- Improvements in air quality
- Greenhouse gas emissions
- Mountains of waste
- More room on the metro
- Stalled airline emissions
- Climate is no longer the crisis
On October 19-22, 2020, Analytica will organise the World’s Leading Trade Fair for laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and analytica conference: the digital transformation of the laboratory world. The event will be mainly focused on the changes of the laboratory world against the background of increasing digitalization, with the necessity of rethinking existing process and structures and the rise of the “laboratory 4.0”. Read more.
On 28 – 29 September 2020, at the Congress Centre Basel, the Future Labs Live event will take place, aiming to create the world’s most important ‘future lab’ congress covering all industries that will bring together practitioners, technicians, scientists, innovators, start-ups, and the vendor community. Not only there will be an exhibition floor with solution provides and start-ups, the event will also have a content rich agenda in order for all stakeholders to learn how these changes will impact them and the future of laboratories. Read more.