About: Marian Harkin

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Economy & Jobs 13-11-2014

Growth Through Skills and Diversity

Jobs in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are expected to continue to grow. But the skills in supply are not matching the demand. Especially women’s STEM participation rates have been in decline since the 1980s resulting in a potential shortage of up to 900,000 ICT professionals in Europe by 2020. Action is needed.
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Health 09-10-2013

Blindness – the invisible threat. How can Europe respond?

Approximately 314 million people in the world are visually impaired, of whom 45 million are blind.1 Four of the most common causes of blindness globally are cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age- related macular degeneration (AMD); together they account for almost three quarters of all blindness. Around 50% of visual impairment in Europe is avoidable, if earlier and more targeted interventions are initiated.
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Health 22-10-2012

Marian Harkin on Health

EURACTIV's Senior Journalist Jeremy Fleming interviews Irish MEP Marian Harkin on health.

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