RAND Europe News and Events

  • Why the UN General Assembly Session on AMR Matters

    19 Sep 2016

    Taylor, et al.

    Many common infections are becoming resistant to the antimicrobial medicines used to treat them, resulting in longer illnesses and more deaths. The fact that world leaders are using the UN as a forum for discussions about antimicrobial resistance is a promising move toward developing a coordinated global plan.

  • Dark Web Likely Isn't Fuelling International Drug Sales

    19 Sep 2016

    Hoorens , et al.

    Vendors in the Netherlands have developed a fairly successful international trade of ecstasy-type drugs and stimulants from online markets, but it appears that most countries are selling illicit drugs within their own borders.

  • Is It Time to Extend Maternity Leave Across Europe?

    13 Sep 2016

    Strang, et al.

    Any policy solution for extending maternity leave must strike a balance between protecting infant health through extended breastfeeding and mitigating any potentially negative impact on the mother's career progression or increased costs to business.

  • Tracing Firearms and Ammunition

    The marking of firearms and ammunition supports effective tracing by enabling identification and efficient record keeping. But currently there are no mandatory, globally accepted standards that regulate firearms marking.