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Press Releases 2010

17-12-2010

Environment Council, 20 December 2010

09-12-2010

Competitiveness Council – 10 December 2010

07-12-2010

Health in the EU: Nutrition deemed a growing challenge for health in the EU and beyond

06-12-2010

Bee health: a Commission paper outlines need for more action in the EU

01-12-2010

EU Health Journalism Prize: 2010 winners announced in Brussels yesterday

30-11-2010

World AIDS Day 2010: European Commission urges more prevention and testing and tops €1.3 billion invested in the fight against AIDS in the world

26-11-2010

Innovation Union: Commission launches consultation on active & healthy ageing

26-11-2010

Midday Express: Bisphenol A : Commission welcomes ban in baby bottles by Member States

24-11-2010

Food Safety: Commission urges the Czech Republic, Spain and Hungary to transpose provisions of the seeds Directive

24-11-2010

Consumers: Commission urges Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Sweden to transpose the Consumer Credit Directive

24-11-2010

Food safety: Commission seeks ways to further improve its successful Better Training for Safer Food initiative

24-11-2010

Food Safety: Commission requests Austria to transpose provisions of the Directive on control of potato cyst nematodes

24-11-2010

Animal Welfare: Commission urges Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Finland and the UK to transpose Animal Welfare Directive

24-11-2010

Food Safety: Commission urges Italy to transpose provisions of the Plant Protection Products Directive

24-11-2010

Medicinal products for animals: Commission refers France to the Court of Justice for disregarding rules on the authorisation of two veterinary medicinal products.

24-11-2010

Animal Health: Commission urges France to comply with EU line on scrapie control

16-11-2010

First meeting of the High Level Forum for a better functioning of the food supply chain

15-11-2010

Animal Health: Commission proposal to improve prevention of Bluetongue disease and cut farmers' costs

15-11-2010

EU consumers not making full use of the savings opportunities of energy market liberalisation, study finds

22-10-2010

Investments, real estate and internet access among lowest ranking consumer markets

22-10-2010

Making markets work for consumers. Questions and Answers on the Autumn 2010 Consumer Markets Scoreboard

19-10-2010

Commission favours temporary suspension of animal cloning for food production in the EU

19-10-2010

Questions and Answers on Cloning

12-10-2010

European Consumer Centres - 5 years at the service of European consumers

12-10-2010

Animal by-products: adoption of new rules to simplify controls and reduce administrative burden and costs

12-10-2010

EU earmarks €250 million to combat animal diseases and better protect both human and animal health

01-10-2010

Animal welfare: Commission awards prizes to children for their drawings in contest "How to make animals happy"

30-09-2010

Consumer rights: Commission requests from Portugal and Slovenia to comply with the rules concerning the distance marketing of financial services

30-09-2010

Animal by-products (ABP): European Commission requests Greece to comply with the judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

30-09-2010

Health and Consumers – Commission urges Italy and Portugal to transpose Directives

28-09-2010

EU's plant health to be strengthened and better protected through new legislation

28-09-2010

Questions and answers on the review of the EU plant health regime

27-09-2010

GMO / Research: Report on concrete measures to avoid mixing of GM and conventional maize

27-09-2010

Food: Commission reviews the progressive adoption of the list of permitted health claims

24-09-2010

Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of September 2010

21-09-2010

Health: Commission launches public consultation on revision of the tobacco products Directive

16-09-2010

Consumers: Most internet sites now safe to buy electronic goods.

16-09-2010

Sweep Investigations. Frequently Asked Questions: 2009 Sweep on electronic goods (second phase)

16-09-2010

Sweep Investigations. Frequently Asked Questions: 2010 Sweep on tickets for cultural and sporting events (first phase)

10-09-2010

Food safety remains a priority in the EU and beyond

10-09-2010

FAQ: Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed : role and achievements

09-09-2010

Standing Committee of the Food Chain and Animal Health : support to the eradication of rabies in Italy and discussion on the West Nile Fever situation

18-08-2010

New opportunities for export of animal products to Russia as certificates enter into force

06-08-2010

Commission addresses key issues in nuclear medicine, radiology and radiotherapy

30-07-2010

High Level Forum to take on challenges of food sector

16-07-2010

Following achievements of 1st Roadmap, Commission outlines future steps regarding BSE/TSE in the TSE Roadmap 2

16-07-2010

Mozzarella: Commission receives all clear from German Competent Authorities

16-07-2010

Questions and answers on TSE Roadmap 2

13-07-2010

GMOs: Member States to be given full responsibility on cultivation in their territories

13-07-2010

Questions and Answers on the EU's new approach to the cultivation of GMOs

02-07-2010

Food safety: EU experts confirm production of milk-products can resume only if they are safe

02-07-2010

Holiday season: useful tips on transporting animals, food imports and other issues

01-07-2010

Health: getting ready for the holidays – have you got your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)?

28-06-2010

Preparation of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council of June 2010

27-06-2010

World No Tobacco Day 2010: the Commission reaffirms its commitment to fight against smoking

24-06-2010

Medical devices: Commission refers Estonia to Court for not implementing the revised Directive on time

24-06-2010

Veterinary devices: Commission refers Estonia to Court for not repealing Directive

24-06-2010

Pesticides: Food in the EU is now safer thanks to more controls and fewer and less harmful residues

24-06-2010

Obstacles to trade of fruit and vegetables removed after Russia harmonises levels of pesticide residues

11-06-2010

World Blood Donor Day: more Europeans are donating their blood, according to Eurobarometer

11-06-2010

EU Vet Week: Shielding Animal Health and ensuring Food Safety through traceability

11-06-2010

Questions and Answers on the EU Veterinary Week and traceability

31-05-2010

Statement on the E. Coli outbreak issued by the Member States at the meeting of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCoFCAH)

27-05-2010

The fight against tobacco in the EU: Questions and Answers

27-05-2010

HELP Campaign: Questions and Answers

26-05-2010

Financial literacy in the spotlight as reaction to the financial crisis

19-05-2010

Statement by John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy on EU Directive on Organ Donation and Transplant

19-05-2010

Questions & Answers: EU Directive on Organ Donation and Transplantation

12-05-2010

Consumers: EU-wide complaints reporting to speed up policy response to failing markets

04-05-2010

European Consumer Centres act together to help volcanic ash crisis passengers claim their rights

04-05-2010

EU strengthens measures to prevent the spread of Equine Infectious Anaemia from Romania to other Member States

22-04-2010

April 2010: Flash Consumer Confidence Indicator

21-04-2010

Eurobarometer: an overwhelming majority of Europeans support public policies aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm

19-04-2010

Patient safety: EU-wide databank for medical devices to boost market surveillance

15-04-2010

Consumers: Annual RAPEX Report 2009 shows efficiency of EU's cooperation on dangerous products

15-04-2010

The European Commission welcomes the first EU ‘Joint Programming Initiative’ to boost research on Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases

15-04-2010

Commission announces a further €21 million for tackling breast and kidney cancer

15-04-2010

Questions and Answers on Toy Joint Action

09-04-2010

Almost 40% of Europeans are aware of the issue of overuse of antibiotics, says a survey

31-03-2010

Global Health: Commission calls on EU to gear up on health actions

29-03-2010

Consumer Markets Scoreboard exposes barriers to better deals and a decline in consumer conditions

29-03-2010

Consumers at Home in the Internal Market? Questions and Answers on the 2010 Consumer Markets Scoreboard

25-03-2010

Commission launches the second EU Health Prize for Journalists

23-03-2010

Consumers: Risks from cords and drawstrings in children's clothing.

17-03-2010

Consumer Summit to push for more access, choice and fairness in services

17-03-2010

Consumer Summit to push for more access, choice and fairness in services

16-03-2010

Avian Influenza: Highly pathogenic H5N1 virus confirmed in Romania

16-03-2010

Avian Influenza: Highly pathogenic H5N1 virus confirmed in Romania

16-03-2010

Key facts about Avian Influenza

02-03-2010

Commission announces upcoming proposal on choice for Member States to cultivate or not GMO's and approves 5 decisions on GMO's

02-03-2010

Questions and Answers on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's)

23-02-2010

EU Healthy Eating Campaign "Tasty Bunch" awards the winners of the Treasure Hunt game

12-02-2010

Consumers: 1 in 7 Sunbeds in breach of UV radiation safety limits

12-02-2010

Questions and Answers on safety of sunbeds