The EU wants to introduce a law which would force Google to delete from its searches old information that individuals and organisations would prefer forgotten. Some things that come up when you write ‘EU’ and ‘scandal’ into Google:
— A 2009 EU document advising officials to write two minutes of every meeting: a full one and a ‘neutral’ one, with the juicy bits taken out, in case it has to be released in a Freedom of Information request.
— European Commission president José Manuel Barroso’s £24,600 hotel bill for a four-day stay in New York.
— A former European commissioner’s appointment of her dentist as a highly paid adviser on HIV/Aids.
— The decision to keep secret the Galvin Report into the expenses of 160 MEPs.
A study of 783 elderly Italians at John Hopkins University in Baltimore found no link between red wine consumption and incidence of heart disease. But is there a link between wine consumption of longevity on a national scale?
|Litres of wine drunk per person per year|
|Average life expectancy|
Source: Wine Institute(2010)/WHO (2013)
Kind of a big deal
Where would Pfizer’s proposed takeover of AstraZeneca rank among the biggest acquisitions in history?
|Time Warner/AOL 2000||$186bn|
|RBS/ABM Amro 2007||$100bn|
|Pfizer/Warner Lambert 1999||$87bn|
|AT&T /Bell South 2006||$83bn|
|Pfizer /AstraZeneca (offer)||$63bn|
The journey home
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence wants more women to give birth at home or in midwife-led units. How have rates of home birth changed?
|% giving birth at home|
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