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Press Releases 2011

22-12-2011

Health: driving forward the uptake of e-Health with a new network for European Co-operation

08-12-2011

Public Health: Commission proposes effective measures to better protect citizens from a wide range of cross-border health threats

08-12-2011

Question and answers: Health Security in the EU

05-12-2011

Statement by Commissioner John Dalli: Another step forward: more accuracy on health claims on food

05-12-2011

Questions and Answers on the list of permitted Health Claims

01-12-2011

Key Facts on the European Commission's actions to fight HIV/Aids

30-11-2011

Employment and Social Policy Council, 1 December 2011, Brussels

29-11-2011

Consumers: Commission puts forward proposals for faster, easier and cheaper solutions to disputes with traders

29-11-2011

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Online Dispute Resolution for EU consumers: Questions and Answers

28-11-2011

Food: Commission launches final discussions with Member States on list of health claims

24-11-2011

Commission urges France to comply with EU rules on identification of horses

24-11-2011

Commission calls on Italy to transpose the Directive on human blood

24-11-2011

EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented

18-11-2011

Food safety: Training initiative celebrates five years of contribution to making food safer worldwide

18-11-2011

Better Training for Safer Food: Commission marks fifth anniversary

18-11-2011

Europe this week 18 November 2011

17-11-2011

Action Plan against antimicrobial resistance: Commission unveils 12 concrete actions for the next five years

17-11-2011

Remarks by HRVP Catherine Ashton at the press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov following the 8th meeting of the EU-Russia Permanent Partnership Council

16-11-2011

Plant health : EU steps up assistance to help fight dangerous organisms

16-11-2011

Questions and Answers on plant health pests and funding programmes to deal with them

14-11-2011

Food: new legislation to make the use of additives in the EU safer and more transparent

14-11-2011

Consumers: EU move to reduce cigarette ignited fires to save hundreds of lives each year

14-11-2011

Questions and Answers on Food Additives

10-11-2011

Animal welfare: Protection during transport improved but more needs to be done, Commission report concludes

10-11-2011

Fight against diseases and zoonoses : EU earmarks 214 million to better protect human and animal health

09-11-2011

EU Budget 2014-2020: Commission unveils new and ambitious Health and Consumer Programmes

09-11-2011

Q&A: Health and Consumer Programmes 2014-2020

07-11-2011

European Innovation Partnership agrees on actions to turn ageing into an opportunity

28-10-2011

GMOs: EU's legislation on the right track, evaluation reports conclude

28-10-2011

Europe this week 28 October 2011

28-10-2011

Questions and answers on the evaluation of the European Union's GMO legislation

27-10-2011

Commission calls on the Czech Republic to transpose the Directive on harmful organisms to plants

27-10-2011

EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented

25-10-2011

Food Safety : Report documents growing importance of the EU's Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed

25-10-2011

Questions and Answers on the role and achievements of the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed

21-10-2011

EU consumers rate poorly financial services and fuel markets

21-10-2011

Member States endorse EU measures to better prevent dioxin contamination in food and feed

21-10-2011

Europe this week 21 October 2011

21-10-2011

Making markets work for consumers. Questions and Answers on the 2011 Consumer Markets Scoreboard

14-10-2011

GMO : Commissioner Dalli to discuss socio-economic aspects of cultivation with key players

11-10-2011

Empowering the patient: European Commission wants clearer rules for information on prescription medicines

11-10-2011

Q&A: Information to patients on prescription-only medicines

04-10-2011

Online shopping: cross-border deliveries found reliable but few traders sell abroad in the EU

30-09-2011

Digital Agenda: Kroes, Dalli and Geoghegan-Quinn welcome Council endorsement of ageing research joint programme

30-09-2011

mployment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 3 October 2011, Brussels

29-09-2011

Animal welfare: the Commission calls on Spain to address deficiencies

29-09-2011

Distance marketing of financial services: Commission refers Italy to the Court of Justice

29-09-2011

Commission calls on Greece and Hungary to transpose the Directive on harmful organisms to plants

29-09-2011

Buying on the internet : it's now safer for consumers to shop for tickets online following EU action

29-09-2011

Frequently Asked Questions: Now safer to shop for tickets online following EU Sweep investigation

20-09-2011

EU Statement on the United Nations Political Declaration on Non Communicable Diseases

16-09-2011

66th UN General Assembly: EU high level presence in New York

14-09-2011

Questions and Answers on Food Waste Minimisation and Food Packaging Optimisation

13-09-2011

Commission reports on Progress in the Development of Alternative Methods to Animal Testing for Cosmetics

13-09-2011

Report on the Development, Validation and Legal Acceptance of Alternative Methods to Animal Tests in the Field of Cosmetics (2009)

30-08-2011

Electronic identification of bovines to further strengthen food safety and animal health in the EU

28-07-2011

Food : Commission to present list of health claims by the end of the year after EFSA finalises its assessments

27-07-2011

Tobacco Products : Commission publishes report of a consultation which generated 85 000 responses

14-07-2011

Travelling with pets: Commission acts to protect Member States from tapeworm

07-07-2011

Consumers: European Consumer Centres' Air Passenger Rights Day 2011

06-07-2011

Statement by Commissioner John Dalli : The adoption of Food Information regulation is good news for consumers

06-07-2011

Questions and Answers on the Food Information regulation

05-07-2011

E. coli outbreak: EU withdraws Egyptian seeds from the market and temporarily bans their import

27-06-2011

Preparation of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Luxembourg, 28 June 2011

24-06-2011

Questions and answers on the low level presence (LLP) of GMOs in feed imports

23-06-2011

Consumer Rights: 10 ways the new EU Consumer Rights Directive will give people stronger rights when they shop online

22-06-2011

EU-Russian Federation agreement leads to immediate resumption of trade of vegetables

21-06-2011

Preparation Environment Council, 21 June 2011

20-06-2011

Questions and Answers on Commission proposal replacing current framework legislation on dietetic foods

20-06-2011

Specialized food products : Commission's initiative to provide better information to consumers

16-06-2011

Fight against tobacco: European Commission launches a pan-European campaign

16-06-2011

Commission urges Hungary to transpose provisions of seeds' directive

16-06-2011

Commission urges Hungary and Poland to transpose provisions of directive on plant varieties

16-06-2011

Q&A: “Ex-smokers are Unstoppable” campaign

06-06-2011

Safer shopping : European Consumer Centres help 71,000 EU shoppers in 2010

04-06-2011

E Coli outbreak in Germany: Commission looks forward to concrete and fruitful discussion in upcoming Health Council

02-06-2011

European Commission considers the Russian ban on imports of EU vegetables as disproportionate and requests its immediate withdrawal

01-06-2011

Efforts intensify to identify source of E. coli outbreak in Germany as final tests clear Spanish cucumbers

31-05-2011

Bisphenol A: EU ban on baby bottles to enter into force tomorrow

31-05-2011

E. coli outbreak in Germany on decline as test results on suspect cucumbers come out

27-05-2011

Q&A: The Fight Against Tobacco in the EU

27-05-2011

E.Coli outbreak in Germany

25-05-2011

European Week Against Cancer: A joint commitment to prevent cancer

20-05-2011

Vet Week 2011: Commissioner Dalli highlights importance of decisive response to food crises

19-05-2011

Commission urges Cyprus to transpose the amendment to the fruit juice directive

19-05-2011

Animal health: EU vet team to assist South Africa following outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza

19-05-2011

Animal Health: Commission takes France to Court for not complying with EU line on scrapie control

19-05-2011

EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented

16-05-2011

Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of May 2011

12-05-2011

Safety of goods: Fewer dangerous products slipping through the net, while safety at source a key objective

12-05-2011

Questions and answers on the 2010 RAPEX Report

11-05-2011

Digital Agenda: Kroes and Dalli welcome Council Presidency eHealth Declaration on delivering better health care

10-05-2011

Digital Agenda: EU Task Force to advise how to promote eHealth to help patients and healthcare systems in Europe

10-05-2011

Digital Agenda: eHealth survey shows most hospitals online but telemedicine services not fully deployed

02-05-2011

Active and Healthy Ageing: EU sets up group to steer innovation

29-04-2011

Traditional herbal medicines: more safety for products put on EU market

15-04-2011

GMOs : Commission publishes report on socio-economic aspects of GMO cultivation in Europe

11-04-2011

Consumers´ awareness and skills worryingly low, survey finds

11-04-2011

Questions & Answers : Consumer Empowerment Survey – Analysis of the results

08-04-2011

Questions and Answers: Safety of food products imported from Japan

01-04-2011

Questions and Answers: Safety of food products imported from Japan

30-03-2011

Health: Commission launches 3rd Journalist Prize

29-03-2011

Statement by Commissioner Dalli on the lack of agreement in the conciliation procedure on the Novel Food Regulation

24-03-2011

Food safety: the EU reinforces controls on imports from Japan

22-03-2011

Salmonellosis : EU measures helped reduce human cases almost by half in 5 years, report confirms

22-03-2011

Pharmaceuticals: today, the EU Register of Clinical Trials is launched Online

21-03-2011

Medical Devices: high-level conference on delivering innovative healthcare

16-03-2011

Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of March 2011

14-03-2011

‘Consumption Without Borders’: the EESC celebrates its 13th European Consumer Day in Budapest

14-03-2011

GMO controls: Commission issues requests Bulgaria to implement micro-organism rules

14-03-2011

GM feed ban: Commission takes Poland to the EU Court of Justice

14-03-2011

GMO controls: Commission takes Poland to EU Court of Justice over inadequate measures

11-03-2011

Consumer Policy: Scoreboard shows recovery in consumer conditions and finds increased consumer confidence in cross-border shopping once tried

11-03-2011

Consumers at Home in the Single Market? Questions and Answers on the 5th Consumer Scoreboard

11-03-2011

Preparation Environment Council, 14 March 2011

02-03-2011

Foot & Mouth Disease in Bulgaria: Commission partly lifts protection measures after successful implementation of EU rules

28-02-2011

Rare Diseases Day: Survey shows strong public support for European cooperation on rare diseases

25-02-2011

Bisphenol A: EU ban on use in baby bottles enters into force next week

18-02-2011

Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of February 2011

16-02-2011

Food Safety: Commission urges Spain to transpose provisions of the Animal Feed Directive

16-02-2011

Q&A: Directive on falsified medicines

16-02-2011

EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented

16-02-2011

Statement by John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy on the adoption by the European Parliament of a Directive on Falsified Medicines

04-02-2011

Q&A: Registration of Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products

04-02-2011

Commission seeks opinions on the future for collective actions in Europe

03-02-2011

Cancer: New EU Guidelines on Colorectal Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

03-02-2011

Q&A: European guidelines for quality assurance in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis

27-01-2011

Consumers: Commission urges the UK to transpose the Consumer Credit Directive

27-01-2011

Distance marketing of financial services: the Commission takes Sweden to the Court of Justice

24-01-2011

World Vet Year 2011: Celebrating a significant contribution to the European citizens' daily lives

21-01-2011

Preparation Agriculture/Fisheries Council of January 2011

19-01-2011

Statement by John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy on the EU Directive on Patients' Rights in Cross-border Healthcare

19-01-2011

Q&A: Patient's rights in cross-border Healthcare

18-01-2011

Cheaper, faster, easier ways to settle disputes without going to court

07-01-2011

Foot and Mouth Disease: Commission adopts urgent protection measures after case in wild boar in Bulgaria

06-01-2011

Questions and Answers – Dioxin incident in Germany