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  • Research: all antipsychotics cause weight gain

    25-02-2021

    Dat het gebruik van antipsychotica vaak voor gewichtstoename zorgt, is al langer bekend. Maar een recente meta-analyse van ruim 400 studies hiernaar door onderzoekers van de Universiteit Maastricht wijst nu uit dat álle antipsychotica zorgen voor gewichtstoename.

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    ITEM focal point taken up: addition to Dutch qualification policy for German social insurance schemes

    17-02-2021

    The Dutch Ministry of Finance has updated the guideline on the tax qualification policy of foreign social security schemes. According to expertise centre ITEM, the addition concerning certain German social insurances is a positive development, which is in line with their vision and commitment in respect of cross-border pension regulations. The tax treatment of, among others, liberal professions and professional soldiers is addressed.

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    Survey - ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2021

    18-12-2020

    The consultation round on the upcoming ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2021 is herewith launched! Grab the opportunity to share your experiences with ITEM! Dossier suggestions can be made up to and including 18 January 2021.

  • Cannabis types have different effects on driving

    01-12-2020

    Cannabis users should not drive for at least four hours after inhaling the drug. Research at Maastricht University shows that within this time frame the driver is very likely to drift from side to side on the road.

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    Launch of the project PAX - Private International Law in Motion

    01-12-2020

    The project is funded by the Civil Justice Programme of the European Commission for a duration of two years and has the objective of familiarising future practitioners and judges with EU Private International Law.

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    ITEM Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2020 published

    20-11-2020

    In border regions, national approaches to managing the corona crisis sometimes seem absurd. This is shown by the Cross-Border Impact Assessment 2020 that expertise centre ITEM publishes today. The report on the cross-border coordination, or non-coordination, of crisis response during the ‘first wave’ of the COVID-19 pandemic is one of six dossiers that examine the impact of policy and legislation on cross-border regions.

  • European cross-border approaches to the corona crisis are hard to find

    20-11-2020

    Many European borders were closed this spring simply because governments were unable to make agreements about the various national corona measures, and not primarily due to public health considerations. This is the conclusion of the annual Cross-Border Impact Assessment by the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross-border cooperation and Mobility/ITEM at Maastricht University.

  • DigiD transcending borders: Frontier workers now able to apply for DigiD

    29-09-2020

    DigiD is known as the quick and easy identification system for use of government websites. Sadly, in the past frontier workers seemed to be excluded from this service. In accordance with the ruling of the Council of State, the Dutch government has officially expanded the DigiD provision. Meaning that, as of today, frontier workers are able to apply for a DigiD. ITEM reports how this decision came about and what it means.

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    PANDEMRIC explores the benefits of Euregional cooperation during (health) crises

    10-09-2020

    Discoordination at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak caused numerous bottlenecks in the border regions, which proved to have negative effects on Euregional cooperation. The PANDEMRIC project (Interreg V-A Euregio Maas-Rijn), aimed at promoting Euroregional cooperation in the field of health care, may offer opportunities for optimal cross-border crisis management.

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    Two awards NWO/NWA Idea generator

    09-07-2020

    The NWO has awarded two grants to projects of the Maastricht Law and Tech Lab under its Idea Generator Programme.

     

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