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.
Read more:Press Release – 24 July 2014
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
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
The Commission has just put forward last month an Action Plan on HIV/AIDS…… The Commission is committed to helping Member States fight Hepatitis – a complex and challenging mission - Commissioner Tonio BorgSpeech – 02 May 2014
Il mese scorso la Commissione Europea ha presentato un piano d'azione sull'HIV/AIDS...... La Commissione si è impegnata ad aiutare gli Stati Membri nella lotta contro l'epatite — un compito complesso e impegnativo – Commissario Tonio BorgSpeech – 02 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
Our comprehensive approach to bee health is essential in ensuring better bee health for the future, to avoid duplication of effort and to exploit to the full knowledge already gained. – Commissioner Tonio BorgSpeech – 07 April 2014
Memo – 07 April 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, MaltaPress Release – 20 March 2014
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
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
GMO: Commission asks Council to agree on its proposal to grant Member States more subsidiarity on cultivation
- Questions and Answers on EU's policies on cultivation and imports of GMOs
- GMO: Statement by EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg, on Commission's decision on GM Pioneer 1507