Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO): extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps
Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council / Justus Lipsius
End production: 07/12/2012 First transmission: 07/12/2012
Health and Consumer Affairs items was addressed under the chairmanship of Mrs Androulla
Agroti, Minister for Health of Cyprus.
Ministers are expected to agree a partial general approach on aligning the
existing implementing powers enshrined in the four so-called breakfast-directives with the new
rules on delegated acts as set out in the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.
The Council will take stock of progress made on a draft decision aimed at strengthening EU
capacities and structures for effectively responding to serious cross-border health threats.
The Council is also due to adopt conclusions on:
· organ donation and transplantation;
· healthy ageing across the lifecycle.
During lunch, ministers will have a discussion on the implementation of the joint action plan on
medical devices following the PIP crisis.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Arrival of Androulla Agrotou, Minister of Health of Cyprus
||SOUNDBITE (English) Androulla Agroutou, Minister of Health of Cyprus: Today's EPSO Council is dedicate to health and we aim to reach an approach on a recommendation of the European Parliament to the Council on the amendment of breakfast food directives as regards the powers to be conferred to the Commission. The ministers will also be informed on the progress made on discussions on a decision on serious cross-border threats to health aiming at bridging some discrepancies at the political level. Also, we will adopt Council conclusions on organ donation and transplantation and on healthy ageing. Finally, during the ministerial lunch, the ministers will exchange views on the progress made on the common action plan on medical devices.
||Arrival of Leoš Heger, Czech Minister for Health
||Arrival of James Reilly, Irish minister for Health
||Arrival of Laurette Onkelinx, Belgian minister for Social affairs and public health