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Commission publishes encouraging second round of EU-wide test results for horse meat DNA in beef products: measures to fight food fraud are working

On 24 July 2014, the Commission published the results of a second round of coordinated pan-European testing for horse meat DNA in beef products was launched in April this year. This testing was a follow-up to the exercise carried out in 2013 in the wake of the horse meat crisis, where 4.6% of products tested positive.

This second round of testing was requested and co-financed by the Commission. The findings are encouraging as they show that the situation has significantly improved, with only 0.61% of samples testing positive.

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Press Release – 24 July 2014

Buying medicines online? Commission introduces logo to make sure consumers are safe

Today, 24 June, the Commission adopts an implementing Regulation which sets out the design for a common logo for online pharmacies, and the technical requirements for ensuring its authenticity.

Press Release – 24 June 2014

Do you buy medicines on-line?

Personnaly Speaking – 24 June 2014

Will you save a life today?

Personally Speaking – 14 June 2014

EU Member States reach political agreement to allow the prohibition of GMO cultivation

EU Member States reached political agreement on 12 June 2014 on GMO cultivation that moves towards a new legal basis giving EU Member States the choice to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs on their territory.

Press statement – 12 June 2014

Breaking free from the deadly grip of tobacco

Personally Speaking – 31 May 2014

European Patients’ Rights Day

Personally Speaking – 12 May 2014

Congratulations to the winners of the 5th EU Health Prize for Journalists!

The award ceremony for the 5th EU Health Prize for Journalists took place yesterday (08/04/2014) in Brussels where the winners were announced by Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg.

09 April 2014

Bee health – more than honey!

Personally Speaking – 04 April 2014

How can we ease the heavy burden of chronic diseases?

Personally Speaking – 3 April 2014

Mixed Results On Fighting Tuberculosis In Europe

Personally Speaking – 24 March 2014

Is-Segretarju Parlamentari għall-Biedja, Sajd u Drittijiet tal-Annimali Rodercik Galdes f'laqgħa ta' kortesija mal-Kummissarju Ewropew Malti għas-Saħħa Dr Tonio Borg – Valletta, Malta


Commissioner Tonio Borg meets with the Hon Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights, Roderick Galdes - Valletta, Malta

Press Release – 20 March 2014

International Women's Day

Personally Speaking – 07 March 2014

European Rare Disease Day

Personally Speaking – 25 February 2014

Starting life with a burden affecting body and soul

Personally Speaking – 25 February 2014

Statement by Health Commissioner, Tonio Borg, on Russian ban on EU pig exports

European Commission calls once more on the Russian Federation to engage in constructive talks on the issue of the Russian ban on EU pig exports.

Memo - 7 February 2014

One in three cancers is preventable!

Personally Speaking – 04 February 2014

Origin labelling: A solid basis for discussion

Personally Speaking – 17 December 2013

Discover the Finalists for the EU Health Prize for Journalists 2013

The EU Health Prize for Journalists 2013 has selected its 28 national finalists. During the month of November, a national jury meeting was held in each member state where renowned public health experts and health journalists evaluated all the submissions and decided which article should be appointed to represent their country. Click here to discover them!

17 December 2013

HIV-AIDS: the time to act is now

Personally Speaking - 22 November 2013

The welfare of companion animals is everybody's business

Personally Speaking - 28 October 2013

Organ donation: the important role of the media

Personally Speaking - 25 October 2013