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24-07-2014

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

24-06-2014

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

19-06-2014

Patient safety: progress made, more needed

18-06-2014

Council of Employment, Social Policy and Health Ministers, 19 -20 June 2014, Luxembourg

13-06-2014

Food Safety: 35 years protecting human and animal health

12-06-2014

Statement by Commissioner Borg following Council's political agreement to allow the prohibition of GMO cultivation

27-05-2014

Plant Health: Commission strengthens rules on citrus fruit imports from South Africa

12-05-2014

Commissioner Tonio Borg delivers a message to patients on the occasion of European Patients’ Rights Day

12-05-2014

European Patients' Rights Day: 10 benefits the EU brings to patients

16-04-2014

Questions & Answers: Fees for Pharmacovigilance activities

10-04-2014

Healthcare in your pocket: unlocking the potential of mHealth

10-04-2014

Public health: Joint purchasing of vaccines and medicines becomes a reality in the EU

09-04-2014

Winners of the 5th EU Prize for Journalists announced

08-04-2014

EU challenges Russia in the WTO over pork import ban

07-04-2014

Bee health: what is the EU doing? - Questions & Answers

04-04-2014

Public health: Commission stresses need for greater effectiveness, accessibility and resilience for EU’s health systems

03-04-2014

Food chain: Commissioner Borg welcomes Parliament's endorsement of a common financial framework for 2014-2020

20-03-2014

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

20-03-2014

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

14-03-2014

Fight against HIV/AIDS: launch of enhanced Action plan in EU and neighbouring countries for 2014-2016

28-02-2014

Preparation Environment Council, 03 March 2014

27-02-2014

European Rare Diseases Day: Top facts on EU Action

26-02-2014

Questions & Answers: New rules for tobacco products

26-02-2014

Q&A on the third Health Programme 2014-2020

26-02-2014

Statement by Commissioner Borg following the vote in Parliament on the Health Programme 2014-2020

26-02-2014

Statement by Commissioner Borg following the vote in Parliament on the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive

14-02-2014

Horsemeat: one year after -> actions announced and delivered!

07-02-2014

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 - Statement by Health Commissioner, Tonio Borg

04-02-2014

World Cancer Day: 10 Facts on EU Action to Fight Cancer

31-01-2014

On-going discussions with Russian Federation on ban of EU pig meat - Statement by Health Commissioner, Tonio Borg

20-12-2013

Health Commissioner, Tonio Borg, welcomes agreement on the revision of EU rules on Clinical Trials

18-12-2013

Food: Commission tables proposals on animal cloning and novel food

18-12-2013

Commissioner Borg welcomes agreement on the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive

17-12-2013

Food: Commission tables report to launch debate on mandatory origin labelling for meat used as an ingredient

15-11-2013

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2013: EU steps up its fight against drug-resistant bacteria

06-11-2013

GMO: Commission asks Council to agree on its proposal to grant Member States more subsidiarity on cultivation

06-11-2013

Commissioner Borg debates Europe with Maltese citizens

06-11-2013

GMO: Commission asks Council to agree on its proposal to grant Member States more subsidiarity on cultivation

06-11-2013

Questions and Answers on EU's policies on cultivation and imports of GMOs

06-11-2013

Statement by EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg, on Commission's decision on GM Pioneer 1507

25-10-2013

Statement by Health Commissioner, Tonio Borg, on the entry into force of the Directive on Patients' Rights in Cross-border Healthcare

27-08-2013

Avian Influenza in Emilia-Romagna, Italy: Commission endorses Italian control measures

16-07-2013

Bee Health: EU takes additional measures on pesticides to better protect Europe’s bees

02-07-2013

Active & Healthy Ageing: EU cities and regions get star ratings to recognise excellent projects

24-06-2013

Medicines for children: more research, more availability and more information compared with 5 years ago

20-06-2013

June infringements package: main decisions

20-06-2013

Animal Health: Commission refers Sweden to Court for failing to end paratuberculosis testing on bovines

20-06-2013

GMO: Commission refers Poland to Court for failure to comply with EU rules on monitoring of GMO cultivation

19-06-2013

Council of Employment, Social Policy and Health Ministers, 20-21 June 2013, Luxembourg

14-06-2013

Commission launches the 2013 EU Health Prize for Journalists

11-06-2013

New strengthened rules for food for infants, young children and food for specific medical purpose

10-06-2013

Keeping dangerous food off the shelves : Commission publishes annual report on EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed

10-06-2013

2012 Report on Europe’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed: Questions & Answers

31-05-2013

EU Food Additives : making our food safer

24-05-2013

Bee Health: EU-wide restrictions on Pesticide use to enter into force on 1 December

15-05-2013

European Patients' Rights Day: 10 benefits the EU brings to patients

06-05-2013

Smarter rules for safer food: Commission proposes landmark package to modernise, simplify and strengthen the agri-food chain in Europe

06-05-2013

Smarter rules for safer food: Questions and Answers

29-04-2013

Bees & Pesticides: Commission to proceed with plan to better protect bees

25-04-2013

April infringements package: main decisions

25-04-2013

Animal Welfare: Commission refers Greece and Italy to Court for failure to enforce ban on cages for laying hens

24-04-2013

Joint Statement by Commissioners Andris Piebalgs (Development), Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (Research and Innovation) and Tonio Borg (Health and Consumer) on the eve of the World Malaria Day

07-03-2013

Pharmaceuticals: New symbol to identify medicines undergoing additional monitoring

07-03-2013

Questions and answers: New ´black symbol` for medicinal products

28-02-2013

Q&A on 26 new EU research projects on rare diseases

22-02-2013

Tobacco in the EU : Exposure to second hand smoke reduced, but still too high, says Commission report

21-02-2013

February infringements package: main decisions

21-02-2013

Animal Welfare: Commission increases pressure on Member States to enforce group housing of sows

21-02-2013

Animal Welfare: Commission increases pressure on Member States to enforce group housing of sows

15-02-2013

Statement by Health & Consumer Policy, Tonio Borg, following the French authorities' announcement on their horsemeat investigation

06-02-2013

Joint Statement on the International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

06-02-2013

Statement by EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner Tonio Borg, and Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Dacian Cioloş on the re-opening of the Japanese market for imports of EU beef and beef products

01-02-2013

World Cancer Day: 10 Facts on EU Action to Fight Cancer

30-01-2013

EU Prize awards excellence in health journalism for the 4th time

20-12-2012

Europe for patients: Common rules on medical prescriptions when travelling to another EU country

19-12-2012

Tobacco products: towards bigger health warnings and ban of strong flavourings

19-12-2012

Questions and answers: Towards a new EU law on Tobacco Products

07-12-2012

Putting patients in the driving seat: A digital future for healthcare

07-12-2012

eHealth action plan 2012-2020: Frequently Asked Questions

05-12-2012

Council of Employment, Social Policy and Health Ministers, 6-7 December 2012, Brussels

30-11-2012

Joint statement by Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, Tonio Borg, and Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, on the occasion of World AIDS Day

30-11-2012

Q&A: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS by the EU

23-11-2012

Buying consumer credit on-line: following EU action, over 75% of websites checked now give satisfactory information to clients

21-11-2012

November infringements package: main decisions

16-11-2012

FAQ: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) @ 10 years

16-11-2012

Health spending in Europe in 2010 fell for the first time in decades, says a joint Commission/OECD Report

16-11-2012

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2012: Key Facts on the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)