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Trade Ministers Discuss Halting or Reforming the US-EU Trade Talks

Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

The French Trade Minister Matthias Fekl and the Austrian Vice-Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner proposed halting the EU-US trade talks, known as the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or TTIP, during an informal meeting of trade ministers in Bratislava, Slovakia. Trade ministers also discussed the ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada which has been urged to reject by many civil society groups.

Channels: Economics, European Union News,

Released:
30-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

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    12-Sep-2016 7:15 PM EDT

Divided Britain: Research Reveals Growing Gulf Between Those Financially Included and Excluded

University of Birmingham

The gulf between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in British society is widening. On one side, more people are having to exist without bank accounts, resorting to food banks and being evicted from their homes. On the other, more people are benefitting from workplace pensions, paying low interest rates on their mortgages and increasing their savings.

Channels: Economics, Government/Law, European Union News,

Released:
9-Sep-2016 9:15 AM EDT
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From Policies Espoused by Trump to Brexit, Is Globalization Dying?

American Psychological Association (APA)

Rising political polarization, incivility and violence have led many people to ask, “What on earth is going on in America?” In the keynote address at the American Psychological Association’s 124th Annual Convention, renowned social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, PhD, will talk about how recent trends – including the growth of right-wing populist movements, the decline of trust in institutions and the increasingly divisive role of immigration in America and Europe – can be understood by drawing on psychology and other social sciences. Haidt will discuss how these trends threaten liberal democracies and will explain how the 21st century should be the century of social science.

Channels: Government/Law, European Union News, U.S. Elections News, U.S. Politics, Europe News, Local - DC, Local - DC Metro,

Released:
27-Jul-2016 2:05 PM EDT
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Brexit Could Threaten Neurodegenerative Disease Research in Europe

Alzforum

Neurodegenerative disease researchers in the U.K. fear the Brexit will curtail their access to EU funds and complicate international collaborations. Analysts agree that a U.K. exit is likely to harm big science across the continent.

Channels: Government/Law, Neuro, European Union News, Europe News, Local - Massachusetts, Local - Boston Metro,

Released:
11-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT
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