Investing in culture, as necessary as always says the European Commission

With a view to the forthcoming International Culture Summit to be held in Edinburgh between August 13 and 14, the European Commissioner for Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou, has stressed the need to sustain investment in culture despite economic difficulties. This will be the main takeaway from Commissioner Vassiliou to the representatives of culture gathering in the Scottish city.

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The European Investment Bank will finance projects in water infrastructure and border crossings in Armenia

The European Investment Bank has approved loans for up to €37 million to develop infrastructure improvement projects in Armenia. These two loans will be dedicated to the improvement of drinking water and waste water treatment infrastructures, and to the modernization of certain border crossings.

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The European Medicines Agency steps up the debate on open access to clinical trial data

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has announced its plans to carry out a proactive publication of data related to clinical trials to allow interested parties full access to these data sets. However, before releasing this information it is necessary to address some political and practical issues. For that purpose the EMA is organising a workshop to be held on November 22.

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