The European Medicines Agency will release adverse reaction reports

The European Ombudsman has welcomed the announcement of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) accepting to release documents about adverse reactions related to a drug used to treat acne. This announcement follows the recommendations made in the framework of one of the Ombudsman's inquiry.

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Commission provides Niger with 14.9 M€ for food security

The Commission has agreed to disburse 14.9 million Euro for food security in Niger, the worst affected country in the area. This decision follows the Commission's recent proposal to resume aid to Niger for 458 million Euro between 2008 and 2013. The aid provided will develop the humanitarian assistance in order to avoid another food crisis in the area.

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Although progress is evident there is still room for improvement, Environment Policy Review says

The 2009 Annual Environment Policy Review (EPR) released in August 2010 provides an overview of environmental data and trends under the priority areas of the 6th Environmental Action Programme. This year's Report shows that although important progress has been made in some environmental areas, further efforts are needed in many others, in particular concerning the loss of biodiversity.

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Expert Group on the Internet of Things set up

The Expert Group appears as a multi-stakeholder mechanism integrated by organisations with competence in the areas of Law, Economics and Technology as these apply to the Internet of Things and will aim to advise the Commission on the formulation of the EU strategy to be followed in carrying out the various actions listed in the Communication ‘Internet of Things - An action plan for Europe’.

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