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The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) is an independent group with an advisory role to the European Commission regarding ethical issues in science and technology. The group is consisting of 15 members from different countries and backgrounds, which are appointed for a term of office of 4 years.
On 19 October 2005 the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso appointed the new members of EGE for 2005 – 2009. The EGE had its first meeting on 25 October 2005, where the new President and Vice-President for the new term were elected.  The first issues to be examined by the new EGE appear to be nanotechnologies and stem cells research.
The Commission has also published a new mandate for the EGE on May 2005 as well as a General Report for the 2000 – 2005 mandate, which was issued on 15 October 2005.
The newly appointed members of the EGE are
·         Carlo Casini IT
·         Paula Martinho da Silva PT
·         Linda Nielsen DK
·         Diána Bánáti HU
·         Anne Cambon-Thomsen FR
·         Jozef Glasa SK
·         Julian Kinderlerer UK
·         Krzysztof Marczewski PL
·         Pere Puigdomenèch Rosell ES
·         Emmanuel Agius MT
·         Rafael Capurro DE
·         Inez de Beaufort NL
·         Hille Haker DE
·         Göran Hermerén SE
·         Günter Virt AU
For more information visit the website of EGE