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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
  • 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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Improving indoor air quality in EU schoolsImproving indoor air quality in EU schools

SINPHONIE, an EU-funded research project on indoor air quality in EU schools, and its impact on children's health, has published conclusions and guidelines for maintaining good air quality. They are expected to contribute to healthier school environments in Europe.

27 Janvier 2015
Pesticides: Experts endorse new EU list of candidates for substitutionPesticides: Experts endorse new EU list of candidates for substitution

A Commission proposal to establish an EU list of 77 candidates for substitution was endorsed by EU Member State experts on 27 January 2015. Candidates for substitution (CfS) are pesticides for which national authorities need to carry out an assessment to establish whether more favourable alternatives to using the plant protection product exist, including non-chemical methods. The aim is to encourage more sustainable crop protection.

27 Janvier 2015
SCENIHR final opinion on health effects of nanomaterial used in medical devices is now publishedSCENIHR final opinion on health effects of nanomaterial used in medical devices is now published

The guidance published by the Commission and the Scientific Committee on Emerging Newly Identified Health Risks provides information on how to evaluate the risk when a nanomaterial is used in a medical device. It includes input from the recent public consultation.

20 Janvier 2015
Animal Health: €180 million to combat animal diseases in 2015Animal Health: €180 million to combat animal diseases in 2015

The EU has committed close to €180 million for 2015, to support veterinary programmes that aim to eliminate animal diseases further strengthening the protection of human and animal health. Animal disease outbreaks have a serious impact on health, society, the economy and trade. The allocation of EU co-financing will continue to assist national authorities to put in place precautionary measures, disease surveillance and eradication programmes, both at national and European level.

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15 Janvier 2015
Second reading agreement vote by the European Parliament on GMO cultivationSecond reading agreement vote by the European Parliament on GMO cultivation

The European Parliament's vote in favour of the legislative proposal on GMO cultivation, brings us one step closer to providing Member States with tools to decide on cultivation of EU authorised GMOs on their territory, based on reasons other than risk on health and the environment.

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13 Janvier 2015
Commission welcomes US announcement to progressively re-open its market to exports of EU beef, starting with the Republic of IrelandCommission welcomes US announcement to progressively re-open its market to exports of EU beef, starting with the Republic of Ireland

This re-opening of the market is a welcome first step to abolish the disproportionate and unjustified US ban that followed the BSE crisis of the 1990's, and to re-establish normal trading conditions.

05 Janvier 2015

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