The need for change to be the main motive at the annual EAPM meeting

The need for change to be the main motive at the annual EAPM meeting

Good morning, health colleagues, and welcome to the first European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) update of the week – we have news of an upcoming EAPM event in September that will take place during the ESMO Congress, writes EAPM Executive Director Denis Horgan. ‘The need for change’ The conference, EAPM’s ninth annual event, is entitled ‘The need for change – and how to make it happen: Defining the health-care ecosystem to determine value’. The event will take place on Friday, 17 September from 08h30–16h30 CET; here is the link…

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Decline and near fall of Italy’s Monte dei Paschi, the world’s oldest bank

Decline and near fall of Italy’s Monte dei Paschi, the world’s oldest bank

Four years after spending €5.4 billion ($6.3bn) to rescue it, Rome is in talks to sell Monte dei Paschi (BMPS.MI) to UniCredit (CRDI.MI) and cut its 64% stake in the Tuscan bank, writes Valentina Za, Reuters. Here is a timeline of key events in the recent history of Monte dei Paschi (MPS), which have made it the epitome of Italy’s banking nightmare. NOVEMBER 2007 – MPS buys Antonveneta from Santander (SAN.MC) for €9bn in cash, just months after the Spanish bank paid €6.6bn for the Italian regional lender. JANUARY 2008…

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How to ditch friends and make enemies: a class from Ukraine on the 30th anniversary of Independence

How to ditch friends and make enemies: a class from Ukraine on the 30th anniversary of Independence

On August 24, one of the largest countries in Europe – Ukraine – celebrates the 30th anniversary of Independence. In 1991, the world witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Empire and the emergence of fifteen new states. Ukraine got a generous share of the inheritance: a developed industry, aircraft construction, ship industry, space enterprises and fertile land. But instead of developing these riches while looking for allies, things went wrong in Ukraine: the industry was plundered by the newly-appeared oligarchs, the land began to be depleted by businessmen hungry for…

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Luxembourg receives EU funds to feed poor

Luxembourg receives EU funds to feed poor

Luxembourg received €460,000 in aid from the European Commission to help provide food and basic assistance to poor households as part of coronavirus relief measures. The money forms part of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). It supports member countries to provide food, clothing and other essential items, such as shoes or soap, to those in need. “Between 2014 and 2020, the FEAD in Luxembourg supported 71,640 beneficiaries with an envelope already incurred of some €3.5m,” the Commission said in a statement on 20 August. “The…

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Call for candidates ‘Solidary refrigerators’

Call for candidates ‘Solidary refrigerators’

The Be Cool Support Team offers support to all organizations, associations, companies or persons who want to open a ‘Solidary refrigerator’ in the Brussels Capital Region. Candidates should apply before the end of September 2021. At the end of 2013, the first ‘Solidary refrigerator’ in Brussels was opened. Today, the Brussels Region already has 9 of them. The Be Cool Support Team wants to expand this network and is launching a call for candidates. What is a ‘Solidary refrigerator’? The concept of the’Solidary refrigerator’ stems from the concept of ‘Food…

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