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Gender-equality, renewables target, pharmacovigilance law…

This week in Europe in brief: Gender-equality manifesto; Renewables target on track, says study; EU to update pharmacovigilance law; 2011 scoreboard shows EU’s improved innovation; Japan and EU sign patent translation deal.

Gender-equality manifesto

Researchers across Europe have launched a petition urging the European Commission to strive for gender equality in science. The Manifesto for Integrated Action on the Gender Dimension in Research and Innovation calls on the Commission to “ensure that the gender imbalance is corrected” in Horizon 2020, the EU’s next research funding programme, saying such in equalities affect research quality.

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