Sonntag 17. Februar 2019

One child and... actually how many parents did you say?

European Union

Surrogate motherhood is an emergent ethical and legal issue at both international and EU levels.

Born to be alive. Or maybe not

European Court of Human Rights

A new ruling could pave the way to a European right to assisted suicide for all.

Energy is not just about economics

European Group on Ethics

Does Europe need an Ethical Framework for Assessing Research, Production and Use of Energy ? Interview with Prof Emmanuel Agius.

Nanotechnologies…. Nanoethics?

European Commission

Milk and honey await those who invest in nanotechnology. At least, that’s what many seem to believe. But what exactly is nanotechnology and is it all as promising as it sounds?

Are we born a woman or do we become so?

European Union

Now more than ever, taking a stance with regard to the famous assertion of Simone de Beauvoir may have a critical impact on political decision making.

Medical Devices under scrutiny

European Commission

There are currently around half a million Medical Devices on the market, ranging from corrective glasses and contact lenses, to X-ray machines, pacemakers and in vitro diagnosis devices. But are they really safe?

Clinical trials: the pursuit of a difficult balance

European Commission

The new Regulation on clinical trials aims at relaunching clinical research in Europe while ensuring the highest standards of protection of trials subjects.

Do parents have a right to selection of a healthy child?

European Court of Human Rights

A new ruling on access to PGD techniques raises important ethical and legal issues, and opens an unavoidable debate.

COMECE publishes the latest Opinions of its Reflection Group on Bioethics


The principal and most recent Report and Opinion – on the term ’sexual and reproductive health’ – was publicly presented at the European Parliament, during the Week for Life.

A promising European Citizens’ Initiative launched for the protection of human life

European Commission

The registration of the Initiative opens up the expectation that the Commission will propose concrete legislation in this field.

The new EU Strategy for the Protection of Animals

European Commission

For a more balanced approach to the protection of animals EU must at least overcome one major ethical contradiction.


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