20 blog posts
  • Mário Soares, 1924-2017
    Published by Carlos Moedas9 January 2017

    Mário Soares, 1924-2017

    É um dos raros portugueses do Portugal contemporâneo de quem se pode dizer, realmente, que foi um cidadão do mundo.
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  • João Lobo Antunes (1944-2016)
    Published by Carlos Moedas27 October 2016

    João Lobo Antunes (1944-2016)

    Faleceu uma figura única – tão única, de facto, que desafia a descrição. João Lobo Antunes foi médico, mas também foi um investigador.
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  • New branding of social media
    Published by Carlos Moedas27 October 2016

    New branding of social media

    I don’t believe in change for the sake of change, but I am a firm believer in making sure that we constantly strive to become more effective - and if this means change then I’m all for it! This is why I have decided bring up-to-date my service’s online presence so that it reflects better the philosophy that underpins the goals I have set.
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  • Shimon Peres (1923-2016)
    Published by Carlos Moedas28 September 2016

    Shimon Peres (1923-2016)

    I was deeply saddened by the news of Shimon Peres’ passing.
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  • World Alzheimer's Day – 21 September 2016
    Published by Carlos Moedas21 September 2016

    World Alzheimer's Day – 21 September 2016

    Message for World Alzheimer's Day 2016 by Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
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  • The mindset of openness
    Published by Carlos Moedas12 September 2016

    The mindset of openness

    Openness and the sharing of knowledge, investment insights and business advice are all the norm in Silicon Valley. Here in Europe, many have tried to create similar environments with varying success – whether it's promoting clusters, or providing incentives for industry-research cooperation.
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  • Research to change the world
    Published by Carlos Moedas8 September 2016

    Research to change the world

    By Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Minister of Education and Research, and Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation The Kavli Prize was awarded on Tuesday 06th September 2016. The laureates' work demonstrates that excellent research backed by broad science cooperation can change the world.
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  • Better health for all – one person at a time
    Published by Carlos Moedas31 May 2016

    Better health for all – one person at a time

    PERSONALISED MEDICINE HOLDS THE PROMISE OF PROGRESS
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  • World Down Syndrome Day - 21/03/2016
    Published by Carlos Moedas22 March 2016

    World Down Syndrome Day - 21/03/2016

    One year ago this same day, I had the pleasure of meeting Eléonore Laloux and Robin Sevette two amazing kids with Down Syndrome that I will never forget. Their smile and energy filled the room as I have never seen before.
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  • O meu Professor Quintela
    Published by Carlos Moedas11 March 2016

    O meu Professor Quintela

    Hoje faleceu o Prof. António Quintela. Um grande vulto da engenharia hidráulica em Portugal e um dos homens que mudou a minha vida.
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  • Together we are stronger!
    Published by Carlos Moedas29 February 2016

    Together we are stronger!

    Message for European Rare Diseases Day by Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, and Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
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  • European Commission urges support for urgent Zika research
    Published by Carlos Moedas29 January 2016

    European Commission urges support for urgent Zika research

    Our European values demand that we do not leave other countries to deal with such outbreaks alone. While the risk of transmission of the Zika virus in the EU is still extremely low, there is currently no treatment or vaccine against the virus and that is everyone's problem.
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  • Jean-Pierre Contzen (1935-2015)
    Published by Carlos Moedas11 November 2015

    Jean-Pierre Contzen (1935-2015)

    Le Portugal, et la communauté scientifique en général, perd un de ses fervents défenseurs.
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  • United Nations World Food Day 2015
    Published by Carlos Moedas16 October 2015

    United Nations World Food Day 2015

    So how can we produce more and better food with fewer resources? The answers will be found through research and innovation.
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  • Maria de Jesus Barroso (1925-2015)
    Published by Carlos Moedas7 July 2015

    Maria de Jesus Barroso (1925-2015)

    Ao tomar conhecimento do desaparecimento da Dra. Maria de Jesus Barroso, apresento as minhas sentidas condolências à sua Família.
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  • Opening up to an ERA of Innovation
    Published by Carlos Moedas22 June 2015

    Opening up to an ERA of Innovation

    Joint blogpost of Commissioners Günther Oettinger and Carlos Moedas on the occasion of the "Opening up to an ERA of Innovation" conference
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  • Mariano Gago (1948-2015)
    Published by Carlos Moedas17 April 2015

    Mariano Gago (1948-2015)

    I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the late Professor Mariano Gago, internationally respected researcher and champion of European science.
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  • Innovate and educate to demystify epilepsy #EpilepsyDay
    Published by Carlos Moedas10 February 2015

    Innovate and educate to demystify epilepsy #EpilepsyDay

    The human brain is one of life's most beautiful and complex mysteries. We are all wired differently. We each bring our own thoughts, passions and emotions to life in a different way, but what is most remarkable is how little we know about this vital organ. How little we know about the very thing which sets us apart and, at the same time, unites us as human beings.
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  • Luís Ochôa, 1951-2015
    Published by Carlos Moedas13 January 2015

    Luís Ochôa, 1951-2015

    Recebi hoje a triste notícia do falecimento do Luís Ochôa, correspondente da Antena 1 em Bruxelas, um pioneiro da rádio pública em Portugal. Quero aqui apresentar o meu profundo pesar e sinceras condolências à sua mulher e às suas filhas. O Luís Ochôa era um jornalista ímpar e um defensor da causa europeia que nunca esqueceremos.
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  • European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2014
    Published by Carlos Moedas18 November 2014

    European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2014

    It is a known fact that growing resistance to antibiotics is one of the biggest challenges to public health today. We need to find new ways to prevent new outbreaks of common infections that have been treatable for decades.
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