A new bill to further the regulation of lab-grown meat

A new bill proposed by two US senators could potentially create regulation in the lab-grown meat industry to further protect the consumer from mislabelling. The...

EU partnerships with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries due to expire

According to the European Commission, post-Cotonou negotiations are underway, with the previous agreement expiring on 29 February 2020. Today, new impetus was given to the...

Record number of exports from developing countries to the EU

Exports from developing countries to the European Union using special tariff preferences under the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) reached a new high...

EU has launched two new pilots to increase citizen involvement

The European Commission is to launch two new pilot actions in order to further support active involvement of EU citizens in funding protocol. The European...

Who can benefit the most from the EU-Japan trade partnerships?

2020 marks the first anniversary of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), but what sectors could stand to gain the most from the partnership? In the first ten months following the implementation of the EPA, EU exports to Japan went...

Developing Brexit market access strategies

A leading scientific consulting organisation has said that we need to develop a robust compliance strategy that considers all Brexit market access scenarios. A leading regulatory and scientific consulting organisation, TSG Consulting, says it is important to develop a robust...

Post-Brexit Fisheries Bill is to prioritise sustainability

According to new legislation published by the British government, all UK fish stocks will be fished at sustainable levels after Brexit. After the UK steps back from the EU Common Fisheries Policy, the newly announced Fisheries Bill gives the UK...

Federation of German Industries: Brexit is the ‘right step on the wrong path’

The Federation of German Industries (BDI) have released a statement expressing their belief that Brexit is the ‘right step on the wrong path’. "The uncertainty surrounding the withdrawal may be over, but there is no reason to be relieved," BDI...

Inside the Horseracing Integrity Act’s hearing with Congress committee

Major players in the horse racing industry have testified about the use of performance-enhancing drugs and painkilling drugs to mask the injuries of racehorses, which often contributes to deaths. The Consumer Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held...

Will Polish judges be penalised for speaking out against their government?

In Poland, a law has been proposed allowing the punishment and firing of judges who criticise the restrictions that their government places on the courts. This proposed law would even apply to judges who are carrying out judgements on the...

Secure payment innovation with LogPay Financial Services

LogPay Financial Services is a German secure payment service provider which offers innovation and full service solutions for digital sales channels. Development, innovation and usage of mobile point of sale (POS) secure payment options will increase exponentially as the demand...

Rise of machines to make ageing at home easier

Guest contributor Ali Dockerty explores the growing popularity of ageing at home and the ways in which smart technology can help. The cost of nursing homes is rising. A semi-private room in a nursing home can cost up to £5,500...

Predictive maintenance, machine learning and the holographic principle

Neuron soundware specialises in analysing the sound produced by machines in order to enable predictive maintenance. Physics defines sound as a vibration that propagates as an audible wave of pressure through a transmission medium such as gas, liquid or a...

Industrial rail cybersecurity imperative for the future of transport

Courtney Schneider, Cyber Policy Research Manager at Waterfall Security Solutions, discusses the importance of industrial cybersecurity for rail transport. Top priorities for most rail transport operations include safe, reliable and efficient physical operations. In an increasingly automated industry though, cybersecurity...

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