Speech by Androulla Vassiliou and Meglena Kuneva on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of DG SANCO
Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Health, and Meglena Kuneva, Member of the EC in charge of Consumer Protection, opened the DG SANCO tenth anniversary seminar on 22 October 2009 in Brussels by delivering speeches on the protection of European consumers' health and safety.
The two-day seminar was intended to take stock of the achievements over the last ten years as well as to identify the challenges lying ahead. The European Commission is of the view that economic recovery cannot disregard the challenges of the ageing population, the inequalities in health status and health care, and the rapid pace of technological development and market innovation (GMOs, nanotechnology, cloning, climate change etc...). SHOTLIST