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  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
  • Our job is to make Europe's citizens healthier, safer and more confident
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Dutch Presidency - Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (9/10 February)Dutch Presidency - Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (9/10 February)

Health and Agriculture Ministers from the EU and EEA countries are meeting in Amsterdam today to discuss the progress achieved and future actions on the fight against Antibiotic Resistance.  The conference was addressed this morning by EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis who shared with the Ministers the preliminary results of the evaluation of the EU Action plan and outlined the Commission's ambition and  priority is to make the EU a best practice region in the field of AMR.

10 February 2016
Japan lifts the ban on imports of Danish beefJapan lifts the ban on imports of Danish beef

On 2 February 2016, Japan lifted its long-term ban on Danish beef based on an alleged risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). The decision on products from Denmark follows an earlier opening of the Japanese market to beef products from France, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Poland.

08 February 2016
Dutch Presidency - Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance  (9/10 February)Dutch Presidency - Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (9/10 February)

The EU Dutch Presidency will organise a Ministerial Conference on Antibiotic Resistance in Amsterdam, bringing together under one roof all the Health and Agriculture Ministers from the EU and EEA countries. The conference will be attended by EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis and WHO General Secretary, Dr. Margaret Chan.  The aim of the conference is to emphasise the need for a "one health" approach, bringing together both the human and animal health sides, to the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance which, in Europe alone, is responsible for 25 000 deaths and is costing Europe 1.5 billion euros in extra healthcare costs and economic implications.

05 February 2016
Central web page on the Zika Virus outbreakCentral web page on the Zika Virus outbreak

On 01 February 2016, The WHO declared the Zika virus outbreak a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern". The Commission has created a central web page with information on the Zika outbreak and how it is being managed in the EU. This web page will be regularly updated in line with the latest developments.

02 February 2016
Video explains crisis management for public health threats in the EUVideo explains crisis management for public health threats in the EU

Decision 1082/2013/EU on serious cross border health threats helps protect EU citizens from health threats ranging from communicable diseases to chemical and environmental events by providing a framework for managing health crises and emergency provisions. This short video explains how.

29 January 2016
SCENIHR Final Opinion on Additives used in tobacco productsSCENIHR Final Opinion on Additives used in tobacco products

This is the first of two Opinions on additives used in tobacco products published by the European Commission and its independent Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). 48 single chemicals have been identified to be placed on the priority list as foreseen in the Tobacco Product Directive.

29 January 2016

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