Independent national advisory bodies can reinforce the role of science in climate policy

Efforts in tackling climate change at national level across Europe can be made more effective by robust governance frameworks as well as well-functioning, well-resourced advisory bodies. A European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing published today analyses the institutional settings for climate policy making at the national level in Europe, the role played by advisory bodies in […]

Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Ended Decade-Long Gridlock in Hungary-Romania Cooperation

Last week’s meeting between Hungary and Romania’s foreign ministers ended a “decade-long gridlock” in bilateral relations on minority issues, Ferenc Kalmár, ministerial commissioner in charge of neighbourhood policy, said in an interview with Transylvanian Hungarian daily Krónika on Friday.

International regulators and WHO call for wider public access to clinical data

The International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are urging pharmaceutical companies to publish clinical trial reports for new medicines and vaccines without redactions to ensure that research results are publicly accessible to all those involved in healthcare decision-making. In a joint statement, they stress that systematic transparency can increase […]