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Commission adopts a Single Digital Market Strategy for EuropeCommission adopts a Single Digital Market Strategy for Europe

The EC adopts its Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe which aims to make the EU's single market freedoms "go digital" and boost growth and jobs in the EU. The strategy includes telemedicine and ehealth, which is a step forward in promoting interoperability and standards of these digital technologies in the EU, for the benefit of patients, health professionals, health systems and industry.

06 Maggio 2015
Member States endorse reinforced measures to save olive treesMember States endorse reinforced measures to save olive trees

The Commission's proposal to prevent further introduction and spread within the EU of the bacterium, Xylella Fastidiosa were endorsed by Member States.  The bacterium is a quarantine organism harmful to olive trees and potentially dangerous for a broad range of other plants important for the EU agriculture, such as grapevine and citrus. The new EU measures require Member States to notify new outbreaks in the EU, to carry out official surveys, and to promptly demarcate infested areas. Strict eradication measures in such areas are put in place, which include removal and destruction of infested plants, and all host plants within a radius of 100m, irrespective of their health status.

29 Aprile 2015
GMOs: Commission authorises 17 GMOs for food/feed uses and 2 GM carnationsGMOs: Commission authorises 17 GMOs for food/feed uses and 2 GM carnations

The Commission has today adopted 10 new authorisations for GMOs for food/feed use, 7 renewal of existing authorisations and authorising also the importation of 2 GMO cut flowers (not for food or feed). These GMOs had gone through a full authorisation procedure, including a favourable scientific assessment by EFSA. However had received "no opinion" votes from the Member States in both the Standing and Appeal Committees.  The Commission decided to adopt these pending decisions after having not acted on authorisations during the past months whilst a review of the decision making procedure on GMO authorisations was ongoing. The authorisation decisions do not cover cultivation.

24 Aprile 2015
Conference "Endocrine disruptors: criteria for identification and related impacts" open for registration (Brussels, 01 June 2015)Conference "Endocrine disruptors: criteria for identification and related impacts" open for registration (Brussels, 01 June 2015)

The aim of this one-day conference is to inform Member States, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), third countries representatives and stakeholders about the on-going impact assessment on criteria to identify endocrine disruptors and to provide a platform for further exchanges of views. Registration open until 19 May 2015.

23 Aprile 2015
More freedom for Member States to decide on the GMOs use for food & feedMore freedom for Member States to decide on the GMOs use for food & feed

Today the Commission presents the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. This review derives from the political guidelines presented to the European Parliament in July 2014, on the basis of which this Commission was appointed. The review confirms the need for changes that reflect public views and allow national governments to have a greater say on the use of EU-authorised GMOs for animal (feed) or human (food) consumption. As a result of this review, the Commission proposes to amend the legislation to confer upon Member States more freedom to restrict, or prohibit the use of EU-authorised GMOs in food or feed on their territory.

21 Aprile 2015
EFSA publishes data on chemicals in food: an annual overview for the general publicEFSA publishes data on chemicals in food: an annual overview for the general public

Traces of chemicals are sometimes found in food and drinks: pesticides in fruit and vegetables, veterinary drugs in meat and other animal products, or environmental contaminants in various foodstuffs. Regular controls help to ensure compliance with food safety standards and protect consumers from potential risks. But how high are the levels of these substances in food and do they exceed existing limits?

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14 Aprile 2015

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