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Speeches of David Byrne, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection


2004

   
17.09.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
European consumer protection works for the benefit of citizens
European Consumer Consultative Group Meeting Brussels, 22 September 2004
   
17.09.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
European Response to Public Health Risks from Emerging Zoonotic Diseases
Conference on Infectious Disease, The Hague, 17 September 2004
   
29.06.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Media Freedom versus Consumer Protection - How they can be reconciled
Media Forum North-Rhine Westphalia Cologne, 21 June 2004
   
05.07.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Consumers as economic agents in a competitive EU
Consumers' Association Conference London, 5 July 2004
   
29.06.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
The role of diet: How to inform consumers
European Food Law Conference, Brussels, 29 June 2004
   
17-18.06.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Changes in the air
Tobacco Control Conference Limerick, 17-18 June 2004
   
14.06.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Driving Public Health in Europe - The role of Workplace Health Promotion
4th European Conference on Promoting Workplace Health, Dublin, 14 June 2004
11.06.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
EURO 2004 feels free to say no to smoking
Brussels, 11 June 2004 de fr
28.05.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Health is wealth" stresses Byrne on 31 May World No Tobacco Day
Brussels, 28 May 2004
28.05.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Developments in consumer policy
General Assembly of the European Consumers' Organisation (BEUC) Brussels, 28 May 2004
27.05.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Irish Consumer Strategy Group"
Lunch with Irish Consumer Strategy Group - Speaking note - Dublin, 27 May 2004
27.05.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Patient centred health policy in Europe"
European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries (EFPIA) Public Conference, Dublin, 27 May 2004
17.05.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Working towards good health for all
Open Health Forum - Brussels, 17 May 2004
30.03.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Animal Transport: Consultation of EP on Revision of Legislation
EP Plenary Session in Strasbourg, 30 March 2004
19.03.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
The Regulation of Food Safety and the Use of Traceability/Tracing in the EU and USA: Convergence or Divergence?
Food Safety Conference in Washington DC, 19 March 2004
18.03.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
The Impact of EU Sanitary and Phytosanitary Legislation on Developing countries
Meeting with World Bank Executive Directors, Washington DC, 18 March 2004
15.03.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Confidence in the Online Marketplace Boosting Competitiveness
European Consumer Day Conference, Dublin, 15 March 2004
25.02.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
Determining the Future: Promoting a Healthier Europe
"Promoting Heart Health, a European Consensus" Conference, Cork, 25 February 2004
23.02.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Hope and Progress "Breaking the Barriers" Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia
Dublin, 23 February 2004
23.02.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Animal Welfare pushed up the International Agenda OIE Global Conference on Animal Welfare
International Agenda OIE Global Conference Paris, 23 February 2004
12.02.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
Avian Influenza: Planning and coordination key weapons in tackling public health threats"
Informal Ministerial Meeting of EU Health Ministers  Brussels, 12 February 2004
10.02.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
Avian Influenza and Imports"
Declaration at the European Parliament  Strasbourg, 10 February 2004
10.02.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
Declaration on Salmon - Reaction on study in "Science" "  
European Parliament  Plenary Session  Strasbourg, 10 February 2004
04.02.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Transatlantic food for thought"
Tansatlantic Consumer Dialogue 6th Annual Meeting  Brussels, 2 February 2004
08.01.2004 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
" Food Claims – Nutrition and Health"
German
EEP Group of the European Parliament, Brussels, 08 January 2004

2003

10.12.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Enlargement, Food Imports and Rural Development"
EEP Seminar, Brussels, 10 December 2003
09.12.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Do we need a Constitution for the EU?"
Institute of European Affairs - Brussels Branch  Brussels, 8 December 2003
04.12.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Irrational Fears or Legitimate Concerns" - Risk Perception in Perspective
Risk Perception: Science, Public Debate and Policy Making Conference, Brussels, 4 December 2003
28.11.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Consumer aspects of mortgage lending"
European Mortgage Federation Conference  Brussels, 28 November 2003
24.11.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Small food producers and rural development Small Food Producers Forum"
Maynooth - Co Kildare, 24 November 2003
21.11.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Principles of Consumer Protection in the European Union"
Ministerial Meeting on Consumer Policy,  Rome, 21 November 2003
14.11.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
Tobacco prevention among young people"
Tobacco, Youth Prevention and Communication Conference, Rome, 14 November 2003
29.10.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
Food Safety and Packaging"
Launch of International Good Manufacturing Practice Standard for Corrugated and Solid Board, Brussels, 29 October 2003
28.10.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
Advertising and Commercial Communication"
World Federation of Advertisers 50th Anniversary Congress, Brussels, 28 October 2003
28.10.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
Consumers in an Enlarged European Union - The Road Ahead"
Consumer General Assembly 2003, Brussels, 28 October 2003
20.10.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Consumer credit - The way forward"

EP Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market, Strasbourg, 20 October 2003
09.10.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
Building a Single Market for Commercial Communications"
EP Intergroup on Commercial Communications, Brussels, 9 October 2003
03.10.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Health equals Wealth"

European Health Forum  Bad Gastein, 3 October 2003
02.10.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Progress in building consumer protection"

Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy Committee, European Parliament ,Brussels, 2 October 2003
26.09.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Local production in a globalised market"

West Cork Leader Seminar, Kinsale, 26 September 2003
22.09.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Food safety and third countries"
Informal Agriculture Council Taormina, 22 September 2003
16.09.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Payments & Confidence : How to boost security and fight risk"
Conference on "Security of non-cash means of payment", Brussels, 16 September 2003
08.07.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Food for Thought - Nutrition and Public Health Policy"

Children and Nutrition Congress, Berlin, 8 July 2003
27.06.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Food Safety - Completion of Farm to Fork Approach
"
Economic and Social Committee, Brussels, 27 June 2003
26.06.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Controlling the Food and Feed Chain"

12th Annual Food Law Conference, Brussels, 26 June 2003
23.06.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Risk and Governance"

World Congress on Risk Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), Brussels, 23 June 2003
20.06.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"The European Role in Patient Mobility"
HOPE Conference on Free Movement and Cross-border Co-operation in Europe The Role of Hospitals, Luxembourg, 20 June 2003
26.05.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"The EEJ-Net: An important tool to help consumers resolving cross-border disputes with traders"
European Extra-Judicial Network Conference, Brussels, 10 June 2003
26.05.2003 Speaking note of David Byrne, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
Agriculture Council, 26 May 2003
22.05.2003 Speaking note of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
"Creating the eHealth Landscape: a Structured Debate"
Brussels, 22 May 2003
15.04.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
"
New Horizons for European Integration "
Institute of Politics at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Cambridge (US), 15 April 2003
07.04.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
"Consumer Protection fostered by Life Sciences"
Biovision Conference, Lyon, 10 April 2003
04.04.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Widening the Europe of Health"
Conference of the Irish Nurses Organisation, Dublin, 4 April 2003
04.04.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Animal transport - Improvement on the way"
Annual General Meeting of the Veterinary Officers Association of Ireland (VOA), Tullamore, 4 April 2003
18.03.2003 Speaking note of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
"Official Launch of the Public Health Programme"
Brussels, 18 March 2003
18.03.2003 Speaking note of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
"Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)"
Agriculture Council, 18 March 2003
18.03.2003 Speaking note of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
"Nitrofurans: monitoring plans and results"
Agriculture Council, 18 March 2003
18.03.2003 Speaking note of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
European Parliament, Committee for Agriculture and Rural Development, 18 March 2003
19.02.2003 Address by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
Health, Nutrition and Labelling"
to the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament, Brussels, 19 February 2003
28.01.2003 Speaking note of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
"BSE"
Agriculture Council, Brussels, 28 January 2003
23.01.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Food Safety - What can be expected from policy makers?" 

23rd International Forum on Agriculture Policy of the Deutscher Bauernverband (DBV), Berlin, 23 January 2003
22.01.2003 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"From National Legislation to a Framework Directive on Fair Commercial Practices"
Workshop on Unfair Commercial Practices, Brussels, 22 January 2003

2002

28.11.2002 Speaking note of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
"BSE"
Agriculture Council, Brussels, 28 November 2002
25.11.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, delivered by Paola Testori Coggi, Director, Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General
" Food Information and Health Claims"
European Voice  Conference, 25 November 2002
13.11.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
"Working together to build the food chain that we all want"
European Crop Protection Association Annual Meeting, Brussels, 13 November 2002
29.10.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"EU Health Policy on a World Stage"
European Policy Centre, Brussels, 29 October 2002
16.10.2002 Speaking note of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
Medical conference on Alcohol & Health, Brussels, 16 October 2002
08.10.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"The Single Market - delivering the promise"
Annual Assembly of Consumer Associations, Brussels, 8 October 2002
04.10.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
“
Fair commercial practices" 
Annual Conference of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA),
Brussels, 4 October 2002
20.09.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
“Our Future in Europe - Nice and Beyond”
IBEC Conference, 20 September 2002
18.09.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"EFSA: Excellence, integrity and openness"

Inaugural meeting of the Management Board of the European Food Safety Authority, Brussels, 18 September 2002
12.09.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"A comprehensive EU approach to combating FMD"

Temporary Committee on Food and Mouth Disease of the European Parliament Brussels, 12 September 2002
10.09.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
"Innovation in Europe’s food sector"
Informal Agriculture Council, Nyborg, Denmark, 10 September 2002
06.09.2002 Address by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
Fine Gael Nice Referendum Regional Meeting in Navan, 6 September 2002
05.09.2002 Address by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
"Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (MPA)"

European Parliament, Strasburg, 5 September 2002
01.08.2002 Address by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
"What damage has the EU done to Ireland over the past 30 years?" 
MacGill Summer School, Glenties, Donegal, Ireland, 1st August 2002
19.07.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
FVO: an excellent example of the practical work to protect consumer health" 
Opening of the new premises of the Food and Veterinary Office in Grange, Co Meath,
Grange, 19 July 2002
09.07.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
"Communication to the Green Paper on EU Consumer Protection"

European Parliament, Kangaroo Group, Brussels, 9 July 2002
02.07.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Van Lancker Report" 
Plenary debate - European Parliament, Strasbourg, 2 July 2002
02.07.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"GM Food and Feed"
Plenary Session - European Parliament Strasbourg, 2 July 2002
27.06.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF
"BSE"
Agriculture Council, Luxembourg, 27 June 2002
25.06.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
European Food Safety and Legislation: Challenges and Future Policy"
European Food Law Conference, Brussels, 25 June 2002
07.06.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Association of European Self-Medication Industry, 6 June 2002
06.06.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Food Safety and Enlargement of the European Union"  
European Business Summit,
Brussels, 6 June 2002
30.05.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"BEUC: A constructive partnership throughout the last 40 years"
BEUC General Assembly
27.05.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
The role of science in regulation" 
The Toxicology Forum at the European Commission, Brussels, 27 May 2002
15.04.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Reinforcing the frontline of European public health - tackling Communicable Diseases in a changing environment" 
European Regional Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent,
Berlin, 15 April 2002
12.04.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Towards a quality-driven single market in foodstuffs"
CIAA Congress of Food & Drink Industry,
Brussels, 12 April 2002
25.03.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Experiences of the Foot and Mouth Epidemic"
Committee on Foot and Mouth Disease of the European Parliament, Brussels, 25 March 2002 
21.03.2002

Address by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF  
"Enlargement and Nice:
What path to take?" 
National Forum on Europe, Dublin Castle, 21st March 2002

19.02.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"The Warsaw Declaration - Turning the tide on the tobacco epidemic"
WHO European Ministerial Conference for a Tobacco-free Europe, Warsaw, 19 February 2002
18.02.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection " " Latest developments in relation to BSE"
Agriculture Council, Brussels, 18 February 2002
11.02.2002 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection "European quality policy for foodstuffs"
Winter Meeting 2002, Vienna, 11 February 2002 
03.02.2002

Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection PDF  
"Driving Innovation, Competitiveness
and Growth in Europe "
Governors’ Meeting for Health Care Industry, Food Beverage, Retail and Consumer Goods - WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM, New-York, 3rd February 2002

12.01.2002

Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection  de
"New challenges ahead to ensure food safety: enlargement and upgrading food controls"
9th East-West Agricultural Forum - Green Week, Berlin, 12 January 2002


2001

19.12.2001

Speaking Note of Commissioner Byrne on FMD PDF 
Agriculture Council of 19 December

19.12.2001

Speaking Note of Commissioner Byrne on BSE PDF 
Agriculture Council of 19 December

12.12.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection,  
"The European approach to control and prevent FMD" 
International Conference on Prevention and Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease, Brussels, 12 December 2001
05.12.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection,  
Inequalities in Health
Round Table Conference on the Belgian Council Presidency, Brussels, 5 December 2001
03.12.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection,  
"
Opening Remarks" 
Round Table on Food Quality, Safety and Production, Copenhagen, 3 December 2001
30.11.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection,  
" Animal welfare: Higher standards show their merits" 
EuroGroup for Animal Welfare, Brussels, 30 November 2001
27.11.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection,  
" A clear need for pandemic preparedness plans on influenza" 
Conference on Preparedness Planning in the Community Influenza and other Health Threats, Brussels, 27 November 2001
22.11.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, at the European Voice Conference "Farm to fork" on Risk versus benefit, Brussels, 22 November 2001 
20.11.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, at the Agriculture Council on Latest developments in relation to BSE, Brussels, 20 November 2001 
18.11.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Ceremony for the Celebration of the Italian National Cancer Day, Quirinale Palace, Rome, 18 November 2001
15.11.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"The EU strategy on antimicrobial resistance in humans"
European Conference on Antibiotic Use in Europe Brussels, 15 November 2001
14.11.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Democracy and Sovereignty in Europe "A new track for Europe"
Seanad Éireann (Irish Senate), Dublin, 14 November 2001
01.11.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"The European dimension of tobacco control legislation" 
Office of Tobacco Control (OTC) conference, Dublin, 1 November 2001
29.10.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Consumers expect safe food" 

Round Table on Food Quality, Safety and Production, London, 29 October 2001
25.10.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Coping with stress and depression in
Europe"
Mental Health Conference, Brussels, 25 October 2001
23.10.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Preparedness on Bio-terrorism"
Agriculture Council, Luxembourg, 23 October 2001
23.10.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Latest developments on BSE"
Agriculture Council, Luxembourg, 23 October 2001
18.10.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection de fr
"Consumers in the internal market"

Assembly of consumer associations, Brussels, 18 October 2001
17.10.2001 Speech of David Byrne at the Seminar on Consumer Policy for Candidate Countries, Brussels, 17 October 2001
16.10.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection de fr nl
Opening of a European Consumer Centre for Belgium in Brussels and Launch of the pilot phase of the European Extra-Judicial Network, Brussels, 16 October 2001
09.10.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"A European approach to food safety
and GMOs"
National Press Club, Washington D.C., Washington, 9 October 2001
04.10.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Consumer Protection - Past and
future"
Belgian Presidency Conference "The consumer’s involvement in the Single Market", Brussels, 4-6 October 2001 
28.09.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Health across other policies"
European Health Forum Gastein, Bad Gastein, 28 September 2001
27.09.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"General Food Law and the European Food
Authority"
Internal Market, Consumer Affairs, Tourism Council, Brussels, 27 September 2001
25.09.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Farming in a competitive food chain"
Congress of European Agriculture, Belfast, 25 September, 2001
20.09.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Food Safety, Health and Nutrition –
Emerging Issues"
Food Business Forum on Global Standards for Food Safety, Geneva, 20 September 2001 
18.09.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"New Technologies in Agriculture - Biotechnology" 
Informal Agriculture Council, Alden Biesen, 18 September 2001
13.09.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"The importance of having comprehensive safety legislation on BSE in place" 
Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture of the CEFTA Countries, Bratislava, 13 September 2001
11.09.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Proposal for a regulation on GM Food and Feed"
 
European Parliament, Brussels, 11 September 2001
26.07.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Labelling : Ingredient of food quality"
Round Table on Food and Agriculture, Brussels, 26 July 2001
23.07.2001 Speaking note on BSE of David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Agriculture Council, 23 July 2001
11.07.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection fr
"Labelling of foodstuffs - Key for consumers"
Round table on Food Quality, Safety and Production, Paris, 11 July 2001
10.07.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament, Brussels, 10 July 2001
20.06.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
EP Hearing "Quality production: the new challenge of the CAP", EP Agriculture Committee, Brussels, 20 June 2001
19.06.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Testing for BSE in Third Countries"

Agriculture Council in Luxembourg, 19 June 2001
19.06.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"BSE"
Agriculture Council in Luxembourg, 19 June 2001
15.06.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Annual Symposium of the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU), "The Place of the Patient in EU Public Health Policy", Dublin, 15 June 2001
13.06.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Risk analysis - Risk communication: The decision maker's dilemma"

Joint WHO/FAO/OIE Conference on BSE and its Risks, Paris, 13 June 2001
07.06.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Round Table on Food Quality, Safety and Production, Berlin, 7 June 2001
31.05.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"A Future in Food - Ingredients for Success"

Food Industry Information Day, Dublin, 31 May 2001
25.05.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Europe - Looking back, moving forward"

European Movement, Dublin, 25 May 2001
22.05.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner responsible for Health and Consumer Protection
"BSE"

Agriculture Council in Brussels, 22 May 2001
18.05.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Prescriptions for a future European Health Policy"

Congress on Medicine and Health, Berlin, 18 May 2001
17.05.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Food Safety, Food Quality – Challenges for the European Union"

Bund für Lebensmittelrecht und Lebensmittelkunde und Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Ernährungsindustrie, Berlin, 17 May 2001
07.05.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Interim Scientific Advisory Forum, Brussels, 7 May 2001
02.05.2001 Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Recommendation for second reading on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council Regulation laying down the rules for the prevention and control of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies"
European Parliament Plenary Meeting, 2-3 May 2001
26.04.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Swedish presidency seminar - Voice of the European Consumer, Lund, 26 April 2001
10.04.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Foot and Mouth Disease"

Informal Agriculture Council meeting in Sweden, Östersund, 10 April 2001
10.04.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, Food quality - Informal Agriculture Council meeting in Sweden de fr
Östersund, 10 April 2001
06.04.2001 Speech by David Byrne on the occasion of the World Health Day at the WHO
Geneva, 6 April 2001
03.04.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Latest developments on foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)"

Strasbourg, 3 April 2001
15.03.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection de fr
"Food Quality in Europe"
European Consumer Day, Brussels, 15 March 2001
14.03.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Statement on Foot-and-Mouth Disease"

Plenary session of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, 14 March 2001
06.03.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"General EU Food Law Principles and the European Food Authority"

CIAA Conference, Brussels, 6 March 2001
06.03.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Lunch meeting of the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels, 6 March 2001
05.03.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection es da de el fr it nl pt fi sv
High Level Round Table on Food Quality, Brussels, 5 March 2001
02.03.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"The e-confidence barrier – New regulatory models"
Conference on the e-Economy in Europe, European Parliament, Brussels, 2 March 2001
21.02.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Young people and alcohol"
Young People and Alcohol Conference, Stockholm, 21 February 2001
10.02.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Trust through transparency"

Biovision World Life Sciences Forum, Lyon, 10 February 2001
09.02.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"The Commission policy on the health aspects of BSE"
COPA, Brussels, 9 February 2001
01.02.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Latest developments in relation to BSE - BSE-Debate"

European Parliament, Brussels, 1 February 2001
27.01.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Should we be frightened by food"
Davos, 27 January 2001
23.01.2001 Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Latest developments in relation to BSE"
Agricultural Committee of the European Parliament, Brussels, 23 January 2001

2000

15.12.2000  Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Conference on Nutrition and Health in Europe, Paris, 15 December 2000
06.12.2000  Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Dinner-Meeting with Eurofinas,
6 December 2000
01.12.2000  Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
General Assembly of the European Consumers' Organisation, Palacio Fernando Nunez, Madrid, 1 December 2000
28.11.2000  Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
European Parliament - Committee on Fisheries, Tuesday, 28 November 2000
28.11.2000  Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Internal Market Forum, 28 November 2000
24.11.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection DE FR
Annual Assembly of Consumer Organisations, Brussels, 24 November 2000
22.11.2000  Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection DE FR
Seminar for Consumer Associations from the candidate countries, Brussels, 22 November 2000
15.11.2000  Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Supplementary Speaking Note on Meat and Bone Meal"

Parliamentary session, Strasbourg, 15 November 2000
15.11.2000  Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Parliamentary session, Strasbourg, 15 November 2000
09.11.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
Precautionary Principle in the domain of human health and food safety"
The Economist Conferences "Colloque sur le principe de Précaution",  9 November 2000
09.11.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"General Food safety strategy, European Food Authority"
Assemblée Nationale, Paris, 9 November 2000
07.11.2000  Speech by David Byrne, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Conference on "Genetics and the future of Europe", Bruxelles, 7 November 2000
25.10.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Conclusion of the debate on the White Paper on Food Safety, European Parliament, Strasbourg, 25 October 2000
07.10.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Safety, the most important ingredient of food : Challenges for the poultry industry"

General Assembly of the Association of European Poultry Slaughterhouses,
Maastricht, 7 October 2000
29.09.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
European Health Forum, Bad Hofgastein, 29 September 2000
27.09.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"A European food Authority"

Group of the European People Party and European Democrats in the European Parliament (EPP/ED), Brussels, 27 September 2000
26.09.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Opening Ceremony of the 2nd European Breast Cancer Conference, Palais des Congrès, Brussels, 26 September 2000
25.09.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Launch of the 360atlantic Project, Clonshaugh, Dublin, Ireland, 25 September 2000
22.09.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
IMO-All Ireland Health conference, Ballyconnel, 22 September 2000
20.09.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"European conference on the Prevention of Suicide in Young People"
Nantes, 20 September 2000
18.09.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Cyberspace and Consumer Confidence"

Annual Conference of the Kangaroo Group of MEP's,
19 September 2000
10.09.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"European conference on Gender Equity in Public Health"
Trinity College, Dublin, 10 September 2000
05.09.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Food safety a top priority in the EU"

Informal Agricultural Council, Biarritz, 5 September 2000
21.07.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Consumer Protection and Trade Liberalisation: Can Europe have both?"

Centre for European Reform, Breakfast Seminar, London, 21 July 2000
21.07.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Address to Consumer Organisations, London, 21 July 2000
11.07.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
EP Hearing: "Public health and Consumer Policy - aspects of Enlargement", 11 July 2000
23.06.2000 

Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"New Public Health Strategy"
EPHA General Assembly
, 23 June 2000

10.06.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Biotechnology: building consumer acceptance"
Address to the European Business Summit, Brussels, 10 June 2000
05.05.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"European Extra-Judicial Network"
Address to the EEJ-NET Conference, Lisbon, 5 May 2000
14.04.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"White Paper on Food Safety"
Address to the Scientific Steering Committee, Brussels, 14 April 2000
07.04.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Meeting between Commissioner David Byrne and a delegation of Italian consumer associations, Rome, 07.04.2000
06.04.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Food Safety"
Chamber of Deputies, Piazza Montecitorio, Rome, 06.04.2000
30.03.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Quality - The key to the future"
Centenary Conference of the Department of Agriculture, Dublin, 30.03.2000
03.03.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Making the virtual virtuous - towards a new approach to e-Consumers"
European Consumer Centre, Dublin, 03.03.2000
24.02.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Round table organised by the national consumer council of Spain on "Perspectives on European consumer Protection Policy", Madrid, 24.02.2000
23.02.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection of the European Parliament, 23.02.2000
16.02.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Inter-Group on Animal Welfare, Strasbourg, 16.02.2000
11.02.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Food Safety Policy of the European Commission"
The European Institute, Washington, 11.02.2000
10.02.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"How Governments can meet Consumer Concerns on the Trade Agenda"
The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), Washington D.C., 10.02.2000
21.01.2000  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Conference on "Biotechnology - science and impact", The Hague, 21.01.2000

1999

01.12.1999  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Panel discussion on food safety in the context of the WTO-trade talks
Seattle, 01.12.1999
01.12.1999  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"
Food : another ingredient"
Seattle, 01.12.1999
25.11.1999  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"Confidence in Europe - Sound law and Good Science in an Age of Accountability"
The Louvain Lecture, 25.11.1999
24.11.1999  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
European Parliament Hearing "Dangers to Food safety", 24.11.1999
19.11.1999  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
"The food industry - Consumer focus into the millennium"
Food Drink and Tobacco Federation Annual Conference, Dublin, 19.11.1999
18.11.1999  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection DE FR
Annual Assembly of Consumers Associations, 18.11.1999
05.11.1999  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Arthur Cox Conference on Food Law, 05.11.2001
05.11.1999  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
National Conference "Building Healthier Hearts", Dublin, 05.11.2001
26.10.1999  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
Environment Committee of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, 26.10.1999
19.10.1999  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
European Parliament Environment Committee, 19.10.1999
12.10.1999  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
European Parliament Environment Committee, 12.10.1999
10.10.1999  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection
European Conference on Promotion of Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Tampere, 10.10.1999
20.09.1999  Speech by David Byrne , European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection DE FR
Meeting with the Consumers Committee, Brussels, 20.09.1999

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