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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

18-12-2012

Alternative and Online Dispute Resolution soon to become a reality for European consumers

07-12-2012

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

07-12-2012

EU Consumer Scoreboard says that markets for banking services and for second-hand cars keep failing consumers

07-12-2012

Competitiveness Council – 10-11 December 2012

07-12-2012

eHealth action plan 2012-2020: Frequently Asked Questions

06-12-2012

E-commerce : when purchasing games, books, videos or music on-line, look out for unfair terms, warns the EU

06-12-2012

Questions & answers – Sweep on on-line games, books, videos and music

05-12-2012

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

04-12-2012

Poverty Convention will address social exclusion and social investment

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

21-11-2012

Borg secures EP backing as Commissioner after week of tension

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)

24-10-2012

October infringements package: main decisions

22-10-2012

Statement of the European Commission following the meeting between President Barroso and Dr Tonio Borg

19-10-2012

Consumer Safety – Check Product Recalls Worldwide in a Few Clicks!

19-10-2012

Questions and answers - Global Recalls Portal

16-10-2012

Press statement on behalf of the European Commission

09-10-2012

Competitiveness Council – 10-11 October 2012 Competitiveness Council / 10-11 October 2012

04-10-2012

Pharmacovigilance

03-10-2012

Nanomaterials: Case by case safety approach for breakthrough technology

03-10-2012

Nanomaterials: Commission proposes case by case approach to assessment

01-10-2012

Enhancing Food Safety: EU adopts list of approved flavouring substances

01-10-2012

FAQ: Food: EU adopts list of approved flavouring substances

26-09-2012

Safer, more effective and innovative medical devices

26-09-2012

Questions and answers: Commission tables proposals for a new EU Regulatory Framework for Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices

21-09-2012

Commission proposes clearer rules on status of pollen in honey

21-09-2012

Preparation of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 24 & 25 September 2012

20-07-2012

Food: Latest Report shows EU Controls ensure our food is safe

20-07-2012

FAQ: Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) - role and achievements

17-07-2012

Fostering EU's attractiveness in clinical research: Commission proposes to revamp rules on trials with medicines

17-07-2012

Proposal for a Clinical Trials Regulation - Questions and answers

13-07-2012

Preparation of Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 16 July 2012

10-07-2012

Holiday season: useful tips for a worry-free summer

03-07-2012

Air travel: on 4th July, European Consumer Centres to champion Air Passengers Rights at 28 airports across Europe

27-06-2012

European Innovation Partnership: Strong stakeholder support for action on active and healthy ageing

21-06-2012

Animal Welfare: Commission steps up calls urging 10 Member States to implement ban on laying hen cages

21-06-2012

Commission urges Poland to transpose provisions of directive on marketing of fodder plant seed mixtures

21-06-2012

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

15-06-2012

Preparation of Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 18 June 2012

07-06-2012

1,000th designation of an orphan medicinal product: improving the lives of patients

04-06-2012

Commissioner Dalli and UEFA President Michel Platini agree ‘smoke-free’ EURO 2012 will score goals for Europe’s health

01-06-2012

European Commission and UEFA launch "Consumer Tips" for fans travelling to EURO 2012

30-05-2012

World No Tobacco Day 2012: EU-wide survey shows that a majority of EU citizens supports stronger tobacco control measures

29-05-2012

Consumer Scoreboard shows where consumer conditions are best in Europe

29-05-2012

Consumers at Home in the Single Market? Questions and Answers on the 7th Consumer Scoreboard

22-05-2012

A new European Consumer Agenda – Boosting confidence and growth by putting consumers at the heart of the Single Market

16-05-2012

Food: Commission adopts landmark list of permitted health claims

16-05-2012

Animal Health: Commission earmarks €3.3 million for surveillance studies on honeybee colony losses

16-05-2012

Questions and Answers on the list of permitted Health Claims on food products

08-05-2012

Consumers: latest report on safety of products shows fewer dangerous items reaching the EU market

08-05-2012

Animal Health: Commission earmarks €3 million to carry out scientific studies on Schmallenberg virus

08-05-2012

Questions and answers - RAPEX in 2011

03-05-2012

Commissioner Dalli launches the 4th EU Health Prize for Journalists

29-04-2012

Competitiveness Council – 30-31 May 2012

26-04-2012

Animal Welfare: Commission steps up pressure on Member States to implement ban on individual sow stalls

26-04-2012

Commission requests Bulgaria to correctly implement rules around genetically modified micro-organisms

26-04-2012

Questions and Answers on the upcoming ban on individual sow stalls

24-04-2012

Preparation of Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 26-27 April 2012

22-03-2012

Commission gathers international experts to drive new Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015 forward

08-03-2012

Preparation Environment Council, 9 March 2012

29-02-2012

Innovation Partnerships: new proposals on raw materials, agriculture and healthy ageing to boost European competitiveness

29-02-2012

Commission gathers international experts to drive new Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015 forward

27-02-2012

Energy Labelling: Commission urges Cyprus, Romania and Italy to adopt consumer-friendly legislation

27-02-2012

Consumers: Commission calls on Slovakia to ensure full protection of consumers' interests

27-02-2012

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

24-02-2012

Consumers: Switching bank accounts – 8 out of 10 mystery shoppers faced difficulties

09-02-2012

Medical devices: European Commission calls for immediate actions - tighten controls, increase surveillance, restore confidence

02-02-2012

Medical devices: European Commission asks for further scientific study and draws first lessons from the recent fraud on breast implants

01-02-2012

Health : Commission announces winners of the 3rd EU Prize for Journalists

26-01-2012

Animal Welfare: Commission urges 13 Member States to implement ban on laying hen cages

26-01-2012

Pharmaceuticals: Commission calls on Italy to comply with EU rules on marketing authorisation of generic drugs

26-01-2012

Protection of biodiversity: Commission refers Poland to Court for not respecting the EU rules on conservation varieties of vegetable seeds

26-01-2012

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

20-01-2012

Preparation of the Agriculture/Fisheries Council of January 23, 2012

19-01-2012

A new Animal Welfare Strategy Paper: European Commission seeks quality upgrade

19-01-2012

Questions and Answers on the Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015

11-01-2012

Stimulating growth and employment: an action plan for doubling the volume of e-commerce in Europe by 2015

11-01-2012

Communication on e-commerce - frequently asked questions

11-01-2012

Green Paper `Towards an integrated European market for card, internet and mobile payments - Frequently Asked Questions

10-01-2012

Consumers: EU investigates consumer credit websites - a market underperforming for consumers

10-01-2012

EU investigates consumer credit websites - a market underperforming for consumers