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How can successful prevention strategies at EU level take account of different factors at national level?»  europa.eu

The EU has a clear role to play in workplace health and safety, stresses a report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). The report helps also to explain why the European F[...]

Turkey- PM refutes charge of intervention in lifestyles through alcohol restrictions (12.09.13)»  eurocare.org

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today refuted claims that the government was interfering in people's lifestyles with the restrictions on the sale of alcohol that came into effect on Sept. 9. Read[...]

Ireland - Move to tackle cheap alcohol sales 'on way' (13.09.13) »  eurocare.org

NEW government policy is being drawn up to tackle the type of alcohol that is [...]

Sweden - Tax increases expected on alcohol (14.09.13)»  eurocare.org

Sweden to increase taxes on alcohol - that is, taxes on wine and beer to go up by seven percent and the tax on spirits and very strong alcohol is to increased by a percentage point according to compo[...]

Bulgaria - No excise tax increases on cigarettes and alcohol in 2014 (16.09.13)»  eurocare.org

Bulgaria's Deputy Finance Minister Lyudmila Petkova has confirmed that there will be no excise tax increases on cigarettes and alcohol in 2014, despite a European Union directive that cigarette excis[...]

National rules for the education in Complementary Medicine approved in Italy»  homeopathyeurope.org

On 7 February 2013, the State and the Regions and Autonomous Provinces Conference approved the national rules for the education in Complementary Medicine. The process which led to this important even[...]

Health Policy Forum meeting (Brussels, 11 September 2013): Contributions available»  europa.eu

European Commission - Brussels, 11 September 2013 [...]

Statement by Commissioner Potočnik on the outcome of the vote in the European Parliament on the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Regulation»  europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 12 September 2013 I am pleased with the outcome of the European Parliament's vote today on the important issue of access to genetic resources and the fair and equit[...]

Agency hears views from stakeholders on its conflicts of interests policy for scientific experts»  europa.eu

Highest quality scientific assessment requires the best scientific experts and protection of the assessment process from undue financial or other interests.[...]

Policy brief on social entrepreneurship - Just Published - EU Bookshop»  europa.eu

Entrepreneurial activities in Europe[...]

Commission en direct - Just Published - EU Bookshop»  europa.eu

#05, juillet-août 2013[...]

A water blueprint for Europe - Just Published - EU Bookshop»  europa.eu

A water blueprint for Europe[...]

Report - Amendment to the fuel quality directive and the renewable energy directive (Indirect Land Use Change) - A7-0279/2013 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety»  europa.eu

REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 98/70/EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending Directive 2009/28/EC o[...]

EPHA Calls for a Strong Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) without further delay»  epha.org

Public health civil society organisations expressed their deep concern over the decision taken by the heads of political groups in the European Parliament on 5 September to postpone the debate and vo[...]

Questions and answers on the new proposal for a Regulation on preventing and managing invasive alien species»  europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 9 September 2013 What are invasive alien species (IAS)? Alien species are plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms that have been transported across ecological ba[...]

[EPHA Briefing] Public health nutrition, food security and consumer considerations of EU Biofuel strategy»  epha.org

As the EU Biofuels policy is being pushed through the European Union institutions (most recently the European Parliament), the European Public Health Alliance would like to raise awareness and add to[...]

Vote on TPD postponed»  efanet.org

The vote on the Tobacco Products Directive was rescheduled for 8 October. EFA, together with other health campaigners, is deeply concerned about the delay tactics of the tobacco industry and what a d[...]

Eurocare submits its reply to the EU occupational safety and health policy framework»  eurocare.org

In its response Eurocare has highlighted the need to focus on prevention of alcohol related harm at the workplace.[...]

Eurocare submits its reply to the EU occupational safety and health policy framework»  eurocare.org

In its response Eurocare has highlighted the need to focus on prevention of alcohol related harm at the workplace.[...]

Iceland- The financial crash reduced smoking and alcohol consumption (01.09.13)»  eurocare.org

Alcohol regulations in Europe: Database FASE: Focus on Alcohol Safe Environment Euro Care | European Alcohol Policy Alliance Alcohol Policy and the WHO European Alcoho... / Media Centre / News / Ice[...]

Scotland- Alcohol-related fatalities fall 13% (28.08.13)»  eurocare.org

THE number of people in Scotland dying from alcohol-related diseases has fallen to its lowest level since the 1990s. Read more[...]

UK- Europe's 'addictions capital' (02.09.13)»  eurocare.org

The UK has become the drug and alcohol [...]

Periodic Report Summary - MEDEA (Models and their effects on development paths: an ethnographic and comparative approach to knowledge transmission and livelilhood strategies)»  europa.eumsw8

GOLDSMITHS' COLLEGE Project context and objectives: MEDEA is an interdisciplinary research project based on a historically sensitive and multi-scalar approach to development paths and their effects o[...]

Draft policy on publication and access to clinical-trial data: one month left to send comments»  europa.eu

The public consultation on the European Medicines Agency's draft policy on publication and access to clinical-trial data ends on 30 September 2013.[...]

Environment: New Biocides Regulation improves human health and environmental protection»  europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 August 2013 A new Regulation on biocidal products applying from 1st September will significantly increase the safety and simplify the authorisation proc[...]

Turkey - Removal of alcohol logos from shop signs to hit Turkish vendors in pocket (14.8.13)»  eurocare.org

Craftsmen and restaurant owners in Turkey are concerned about a law that forces all retailers to remove alcoholic beverage logos and advertiesements from their signboards until September. Read more[...]

The European Pharmacopoeia revises its strategy regarding implementation of chapter 5.20 "Metal catalysts or Metal reagent residues"»  edqm.eu

30 August 2013 The European Pharmacopoeia Commission revises its strategy regarding the implementation of Chapter 5.20 [...]

EU Policy Updates»  efanet.org

The ENVI Committee protected health of EU citizens, not interests of the tobacco industry The ENVI Committee, the leading Committee responsible for the Tobacco Products Directive at the European Parl[...]

Boosting sustainability policy in Russia»  europa.eu

Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. So it is in everyone's interest to see that its lawmakers deliver sound policies when it [...]

YAU Survey: Attitudes to High-risk Prostate Cancer»  uroweb.org

The Prostate Cancer Working Group of the EAU Young Academic Urologists is conducting a survey among European urologists on the management of patients with high-risk prostate cancer. The brief survey [...]

Air implementation pilot - Just Published - EU Bookshop»  europa.eu

Lessons learnt from the implementation of air quality legislation at urban level[...]

Environmental liability directive - Just Published - EU Bookshop»  europa.eu

Protecting Europe's natural resources[...]

Sustainable biofuels - Just Published - EU Bookshop»  europa.eu

Addressing indirect land use change[...]

National policy with local implementation - the 2013 NordAN conference (12-13.10.13), Tallinn, Estonia»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

New publication: Health 2020 policy framework and strategy»  who.int

Collaborating centres in the European Region 2013, iv +179 pages ISBN 978 92 890 0279 0 CHF 40.00 In developing countries: CHF 28.00 Order no. 13400130 In 2012, the WHO Regional Committee for Europe [...]

New publication: Health 2020 policy framework and strategy»  who.int

Health 2020. A European policy framework and strategy for the 21st century 2013, iv +179 pages ISBN 978 92 890 0279 0 CHF 40.00 In developing countries: CHF 28.00 Order no. 13400130 In 2012, the WHO [...]

EU/China - EU, China step up fight against fake alcohol (23.7.13)»  eurocare.org

The European Union and China signed a letter of intent on Tuesday to fight the trade in fake alcohol. Read more[...]

Norway - Norway government alcohol monopoly eyes tax free (30.7.13)»  eurocare.org

Vinmonopolet is considering moving into the airport alcohol business as drink sales figures decline. Read more[...]

Ireland - Alcohol fuels many of Ireland’s fatal assaults research finds (4.8.13)»  eurocare.org

Deputy State Pathologist Michael Curtis has found that alcohol is a major factor when it comes to the cause of violent crimes in Ireland. Read more[...]

Turkish authority introduces 'Alcohol is not your friend' tag on bottles (12.8.13)»  eurocare.org

Signs warning about the possible harms of alcohol consumption will be placed on the bottles of alcoholic beverages within 10 months, according to a statement published in the Official Gazette Aug. 11[...]

UK - Channel 4 rapped for airing alcohol ads when kids were likely to be watching (31.7.13)»  eurocare.org

Channel 4 has been rapped on the knuckles for running alcohol ads during shows likely to appeal to children, including hit US comedy import The Big Bang Theory. Read more[...]

Latest Research on the Effects of Alcohol on Your Waistline (13.8.13)»  eurocare.org

It isn't just the beer that contributes to beer bellies. It could also be the extra calories, fat and unhealthy eating choices that may come with moderate drinking. Read more[...]

UK - Call to use ‘drunk tanks’ to ease strain on the police (12.8.13)»  eurocare.org

BRINGING in US-style `drunk tanks' could relieve the strain on the emergency services and allow officers to deal with other crimes, one of the region's police and crime commissioners has claimed. Rea[...]

UK - Health ministers want to take the alcohol out of wine (13.8.13)»  eurocare.org

Ministers have become so concerned about levels of wine drinking among the middle classes that they have launched a campaign across Europe to redefine [...]

Spain - Beer drinking king dies in competition tragedy (19.7.13)»  eurocare.org

It was supposed to be a bit of harmless fun, but a beer drinking festival in Spain had a sickening finale on Wednesday after the winner downed one glass too many. Read more[...]

Finland - Minister suggests discussions for alcohol law amendment (23.7.13)»  eurocare.org

The Health and Social Services Minister, Susanna Huovinen on Mondayunderscored the necessity for detail discussions to bring amendment in the alcohol law. Read more[...]

Ireland - Ministers favouring alcohol sports ban told to find new funds (29.7.13) »  eurocare.org

Government Ministers remain deadlocked over banning alcohol sponsorship in sport, with those pushing for the move being told they will have to come up with alternative sources of funding. Read more[...]

Scotland - Labour in bid to tackle Scotland’s alcohol problem (28.7.13) »  eurocare.org

A FRESH bid is to be launched to tackle Scotland's alcohol problem by tagging bottles, cracking down on drink adverts near schools and banning tonic wines with a high caffeine content. Read more[...]

UK - Europe's wine producers fight alcohol minimum pricing in Scotland (25.7.13)»  eurocare.org

France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Bulgaria have said the policy is illegal and ineffective and would have the effect of unfairly protecting Scotland's drinks producers from competition. Read more[...]

An overview of EU environment policy targets and objectives»  europa.eu

European Union legislation has established more than 130 separate environmental targets and objectives to be met between 2010 and 2050. Together, these can provide useful milestones supporting Europe[...]

New report assesses the added value of the EU Alcohol Strategy »  eurocare.org

DG SANCO has released the report that assesses the EU Alcohol Strategy.[...]

National rules for the education in Complementary Medicine approved in Italy»  homeopathyeurope.org

On 7 February 2013, the State and the Regions and Autonomous Provinces Conference approved the national rules for the education in Complementary Medicine. The process which led to this important even[...]

Information and consultation at work: Commission evaluates EU rules»  europa.eu

The European Commission has released the results of an evaluation to identify excessive burdens, overlaps, gaps or inconsistencies which may have appeared since the adoption of three EU Directives re[...]

Register for the Alcohol Policies at the Workplace Conference»  eurocare.org

At this final project conference EWA will present the core messages from the tool kit and will promote understanding of how better to implement effective actions on alcohol and heavy drinking; and, i[...]

Patients' rights in cross-border healthcare: results of the public consultation on the implementation of European Reference Networks (ERN) (Directive 2011/24/EU)»  europa.eu

European Commission - A summary and all contributions received from stakeholders regarding the public consultation on the implementation of European Reference Networks (ERN) under the framework of Ar[...]

New publication: Physical activity promotion in socially disadvantaged groups: principles for action. Policy summary»  who.int

Collaborating centres in the European Region Physical activity promotion in socially disadvantaged groups: principles for action. Policy summary 2013, ii + 13 pages ISBN 978 92 890 0007 9 Free of cha[...]

An overview of EU environment policy targets and objectives»  europa.eu

European Union legislation has established more than 130 separate environmental targets and objectives to be met between 2010 and 2050. Together, these can provide useful milestones supporting Europe[...]

The battle of civil society against reinstatement of mandatory HIV testing legislation in Greece»  aidsactioneurope.org

The day after he was appointed, Greek Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis brought back in to force health regulation 39A on July 1, 2013. The regulation forces mandatory testing for HIV and other commu[...]

Study examines effects of Australian plain packaging policy»  uicc.org

Shows impact of plain packaging on smokers' desire to quit A study named [...]

Norway - Norwegian Wine Monopoly Sets Eye on Alcohol Sales at Airports (17.7.13)»  eurocare.org

Alcoholic beverage sales in the Wine Monopoly (Vinmonopolet) stores falls, while there is an increase in duty free shops. So, the Wine Monopoly (Vinmonopolet) wants to take over alcohol sales at airp[...]

Latvia - New set of rules for alcoholic drinks adverts comes into force in Latvia (19.7.2013)»  eurocare.org

Friday, July 19 marks the coming into force of amendments to the Law on the Circulation of Alcoholic Drinks. These amendments provide a set of rules that will reduce alcohol consumption rates, especi[...]

New report examining the impacts of minimum unit pricing»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Alcohol advertising in Nordic and Baltic countries»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Alcohol policies at the workplace (22.11.13) Brussels»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, Luxembourg, May 22 2013 - Presentations»  eurocare.org

Please follow the link to the presentations delivered during the 11th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action held in Luxembourg on May 22 2013.[...]

Joint Statement on enhanced Environmental Policy Dialogue and Cooperation on Green Growth»  europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 July 2013 Zhou Shengxian Minister of Environment Protection of the People's Republic of China, and Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment met in Be[...]

EU Cohesion Policy contributing to employment and growth in Europe»  europa.eu

The Commission has issued a background paper on the role of cohesion policy in supporting employment and growth.[...]

Toward evidence-based public policy for alcohol»  europa.eu

Europeans are the world's heaviest drinkers. Per capita consumption is equivalent to each EU citizen aged 15 years or older drinking around 12 litres of pure alcohol per year, or just under three sta[...]

Sign the ERS petition for a strong Tobacco Products Directive! »  epha.org

The European Respiratory Society Tobacco Control Committee invites everyone to sign its petition calling for the strongest possible Tobacco Products Directive - your signatures will be sent to all Me[...]

Evaluation of the implementation of the Strategy for Europe on Nutrition, Overweight and Obesity-related health issues»  epha.org

Launched in 2007, the Strategy for Europe on Nutrition, Overweight and Obesity-related health issues provides an integrated framework for action intended to contribute to reducing ill-health due to p[...]

Tobacco Products Directive - European Parliament's Committee takes sides with people, not with tobacco industry»  epha.org

10 July, Brussels - Today, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have taken a significant step forward in the race against the massive harm that smoking causes to millions in Europe. In a vote on[...]

UK - Liver disease on the rise among women 'in denial' about their drinking (5.7.13)»  eurocare.org

Soaring rates of alcohol-related liver disease among young women professionals in some of London's wealthiest boroughs have prompted a major campaign by health experts in the capital. Read more[...]

Norway - Rape victims 'often near unconscious' (1.7.13) »  eurocare.org

The average blood alcohol content of Norwegian rape victims renders them [...]

Women and Alcohol in the EU»  eurocare.org

The European Institute of Women's Health has published a new policy brief looking at women's relationship with alcohol (consumption levels and patterns, trends, effects of alcohol consumption on wome[...]

EAU Patient Information now available in Bulgarian»  uroweb.org

In collaboration with the Bulgarian Association of Urology (BAU), the EAU has launched Patient Information in Bulgarian. With this latest addition, the information is now available in eight languages[...]

EUPHA Newsletter»pdf

The newsletter contains information on EUPHA, our members, upcoming courses and conferences, interesting news, interesting publications, news from the European Commission and the Eurosurveillance table of contents of the European Centre for Diseases Control.

The Executive Agency for Health and Consumers ( EAHC) launches calls for tender in implementing the Health Programme.»

The topics of these call for tender are published in the annual workplan. If you would like to be informed immediately once a call for tender is opened, please register on the EAHC mailing-list by sending an e-mail to EAHC-HP-TENDER@ec.europa.eu.

New European regulation for food intended for infants, children and special medical purposes will ban idealised pictures and text on baby formulas»  epha.org

The new framework proposes a set of stricter rules to protect specific groups of vulnerable consumers such as infants, young children and people with special medical conditions. It also abolishes the[...]

Falsified medicines directive: imported active substances need written confirmation to guarantee GMP standards»  europa.eu

From 2 July 2013, all active substances manufactured outside of the European Union (EU) and imported into the EU must be accompanied by a written confirmation from the competent authority of the expo[...]

Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, Luxembourg, May 22 2013 - Presentations»  eurocare.org

Please follow the link to the presentations delivered during the 11th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action held in Luxembourg on May 22 2013.[...]

Promoting resilience and improving productivity through alcohol policies at the workplace (22.11.2013)»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU – Priorities in health sector»

Lithuanian Minister of Health Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis has named the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive, concentration on sustainable heath systems, continuity of Ireland's efforts to reach general approach on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use and mediating the discussions on the Regulations on medical devices as well as on in vitro diagnostic medical devices as the priorities during the Lithuanian EU Council Presidency.

Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, Luxembourg, May 22 2013 - Presentations»  eurocare.org

Please follow the link to the presentations delivered during the 11th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action held in Luxembourg on May 22 2013.[...]

Policy Debate: Protecting the unborn child from alcohol (9.9.13) EUropean Parliament, Brussels»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Promoting resilience and improving productivity through alcohol policies at the workplace (22.11.2013)»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Human rights policy in the right frame»  europa.eu

More than 100 leading human rights researchers and practitioners have joined forces in a new EU-funded project which aims to provide the necessary building blocks for coherent EU human rights policie[...]

Alcohol policies at the workplace (22.11.13) Brussels»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

[EPHAC press release] Lost opportunity to recognise public health and nutrition dimension of European farming and rural development policy»  epha.org

27 June, Brussels -The European Parliament, the EU Council of Ministers and the European Commission have reached an agreement on reforming the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post 2013 (1). The new [...]

Call for tender on prevention strategies for type 2 diabetes - Questions and answers»  europa.eu

European Commission - Call for tender No SANCO/2013/C1/004 concerning a pilot project for developing and implementing successful prevention strategies for ty[...]

Policy 70: Publication and access to clinical-trial data»  europa.eu

The aim of the European Medicines Agency ('the Agency') is to protect and foster public health. Transparency is a key consideration for the Agency in delivering its service to patients and society. T[...]

European Medicines Agency releases for public consultation its draft policy on the publication and access to clinical-trial data»  europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency has released a draft policy on the publication and access to clinical-trial data for a three-month public consultation. Stakeholders have until 30 September 2013 to send[...]

European Commission report highlights the successes of the first five years of the EU Paediatric Regulation»  europa.eu

The European Commission has addressed to the European Parliament and the Council its General Report on experience acquired as a result of the application of Regulation (EC) No 1901/2006 on medicinal [...]

Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, Luxembourg, May 22 2013 - Presentations»  eurocare.org

Please follow the link to the presentations delivered during the 11th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action held in Luxembourg on May 22 2013.[...]

11th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and Action, Luxembourg, 22 May 2013 - Presentations now available»  europa.eu

European Commission - 11th meeting of the Committee on National Alcohol Policy and ActionLuxembourg, 22 May 2013  [...]

Employment and Social Affairs: Commission welcomes Council adoption of new rules to protect workers from harmful electromagnetic fields and agreement on European Globalisation Fund»  europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 June 2013 EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor has welcomed the final adoption by the EU's Council of Employment and Social [...]

Commission welcomes outcomes of EPSCO Council»  europa.eu

The European Commission has welcomed the progress made on several important files at the Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) in Luxembourg on 20/21 June. The Cou[...]

[Press release] EU Health Ministers need to agree on strong tobacco policy and stop 650,000 Europeans from dying each year»  epha.org

20 June 2013, Brussels - Europe pays a hefty price for its slow action on tobacco, both in economic costs and harm to its citizens' health and well-being (1). Tomorrow, EU Health Ministers will meet [...]

World Blood Donor Day: access to safe and high quality blood, a priority for Council of Europe’s healthcare policy»  edqm.eu

05 June 2013 World Blood Donor Day 2013 Access to safe and high quality blood, a priority for Council of Europe's healthcare policy On 14 June each year, countries around the world celebrate World Bl[...]

EPHA and Public Health NGOs call for an updated EU Tobacco Products Directive»  epha.org

On 18 June EPHA, together with eight public health organisations, co-signed a public statement on the proposal for a revision of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). The signatories urge European[...]

A strategy on Europe's adaptation to climate change»  europa.eu

The Environment Council adopted conclusions on a strategy on adaptation to climate change. The conclusions are a response to the Commission's communication [...]

European Medicines Agency revises MUMS / limited-market policy»  europa.eu

The European Medicines Agency has published a public statement revising the operation of the minor-use-minor-species (MUMS) / limited-market policy for veterinary medicines.[...]

New rules for baby food, special diet food and low-calorie food»  europa.eu

Rules on the labelling and content of baby milks and foods for special medical purposes will be better defined in order to protect consumers and distinguish more clearly between foods for normal cons[...]

Status report on alcohol and health in 35 European countries 2013»  euro.who.int

WHO Europe has today realeased a new report with up to date information from 35 European Countries on alcohol consumption and related harm, and countries policy responses[...]

Support to justice and the rule of law - Just Published - EU Bookshop»  europa.eu

Support to justice and the rule of law[...]

Visa policy as migration channel - Just Published - EU Bookshop»  europa.eu

Visa policy as migration channel[...]

Ted eTendering - Just Published - EU Bookshop»  europa.eu

A quick and easy way to manage your calls for tender[...]

50 years of Common Agricultural Policy - Just Published - EU Bookshop»  europa.eu

Ready for the future : a partnership between Europe and farmers[...]

Food: Questions and Answers on new rules for specific groups of consumers»  europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 June 2013 What does this Regulation change? The Regulation amends the legislation that applies to foods for particular nutritional uses ('dietetic foods'). For e[...]

Health and Safety: Commission welcomes Parliament adoption of new rules to protect EU workers from harmful electromagnetic fields»  europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 June 2013 EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor today welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of the Commission's pr[...]

Finland - Alcohol Policy Changes and Trends in Adolescent Drinking in Finland from 1981 to 2011 (»  eurocare.org

Alcohol policy changes between 1981 and 2011 seem not to have had noticeable influence on alcohol drinking or drunkenness among the under-aged in Finland. Conspicuous increases seen in population tot[...]

US - Coming soon? Nutritional labels on alcohol (1.6.13)»  eurocare.org

Alcohol beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging, but only if the producers want to put them there. Read more[...]

Ireland - Varadkar aims to delay alcohol sponsor ban (11.6.13)»  eurocare.org

CONTROVERSIAL proposals to ban alcohol sponsorships of sporting events are to be discussed by ministers next week, writes Fiach Kelly. Read more[...]

EC press release: EU strategy to step up fight against illicit tobacco trade»  ensp.org

Today (06.06.2013) the European Commission has adopted a comprehensive package to step up its fight against illicit tobacco trade, especially cigarette smuggling. The strategy proposes specific actio[...]

Commission welcomes Parliament adoption of new rules to protect EU workers from harmful electromagnetic fields»  europa.eu

EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor today welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of the Commission's proposal for a Directive to update and improve EU [...]

New strengthened rules for food for infants, young children and food for specific medical purpose»  europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 11 June 2013 Today, the European Parliament gave its green light on a set of clearer rules protecting specific groups of consumers such as infants and youn[...]

Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2013 (7-9.10.13) Seoul-Republic of Korea»  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

Turkish government passes legislation to ban advertising »  eurocare.org

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance is a network of public health orgnisations working on alcohol policy, alcohol prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe through effective and evi[...]

US - Coming soon? Nutritional labels on alcohol (1.6.13)»  eurocare.org

Alcohol beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging, but only if the producers want to put them there. Full article[...]

Finland - Paper: Alcohol deaths cost a billion annually (2.6.13)»  eurocare.org

Alcohol-related deaths cost society some one billion euros annually. Every year alcohol costs Finns about 25,000 years of life, according to a report in the regional Sunday supplement Sunnuntaisuomal[...]

Russia - How to Reduce Harmful Drinking (27.5.13)»  eurocare.org

Harmful drinking features prominently in Russia's public policy for good reason: The country has the world's fourth-highest rate of per capita alcohol consumption. Alcohol misuse has been a major soc[...]

UK - Drinkers put strain on National Health System (29.5.13)»  eurocare.org

New figures published yesterday revealed just under 26,000 people were admitted to hospital 38,724 times last year with conditions relating to alcohol abuse. Read more[...]

Public Health Research - Impacts, challenges and limitations of EU-funded public health research - Priorities for future research»  europa.eu

Report of the Independent Expert Group on the Future of European Public Health Research.[...]

Just published: EMCDDA communication strategy»  europa.eu

Communication is a core activity of the EMCDDA both in supporting its role as an information agency and helping further its reputation as the `reference point on drugs in Europe'. We now face a rapid[...]

Experts speak about the need for a renewed and strong alcohol strategy »  eurocare.org

Several experts have been interviewed during the first Alcohol Awareness week organized in Brussels[...]

Calls for a new and stronger EU Alcohol Strategy»  eurocare.org

On May, 15th representatives of the European Parliament, European Commission and WHO, along with leading academics and public health organisations, have renewed their support for strong measures to t[...]

Amendments to the pharmacovigilance legislation: new notification requirements for marketing-authorisation holders»  europa.eu

Marketing-authorisation holders of human medicines will now have to declare the reasons that lead them to take any of the actions below to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), in accordance with the [...]

Speech: Cleaner Air for All: Policies for Europe and beyond»  europa.eu

European Commission Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Speech: Opening of the Green Week 2013 Brussels, 4 June 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to welcome you to th[...]

Call for an EU Strategy and Action Plan on HIV/AIDS after 2013 »  epha.org

EPHA joined over 200 health advocates in signing a call to the European Commission and European leaders to re-affirm their leadership and Commitment on HIV/AIDS, both inside and outside of the EU, by[...]

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