Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO): extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps

Type: News   Reference: 90638   Duration: 00:01:18  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.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Arrival of Androulla Agrotou, Minister of Health of Cyprus 00:00:04
00:00:09 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. 00:00:42
00:00:51 Arrival of Leoš Heger, Czech Minister for Health 00:00:09
00:01:00 Arrival of James Reilly, Irish minister for Health 00:00:10
00:01:10 Arrival of Laurette Onkelinx, Belgian minister for Social affairs and public health 00:00:08
00:01:18 END 00:00:00
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