MEMO/07/539 - The Council meeting will take place on 5-6 December in Brussels, with the Employment and Social Policy points being taken on 5 December. The Health points will be taken on 6 December with the Council being chaired by Mr Correia De Campos, Portuguese Minister for Health. The Commission will be represented by Commissioner Kyprianou.
IP/07/1839 - Following recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Poland and Romania, the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health today voted in favour of a Decision setting out the eradication and control measures for both Member States. The measures in place in the UK, in response to the outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza on turkey holdings in Norfolk in November, were also re-confirmed.
IP/07/1824 - AIDS has already claimed the lives of more than 25 million people throughout the world, while an estimated 33.2 million live with HIV – alarming numbers highlighting the need to remain vigilant vis-à-vis one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. To mark World AIDS Day, commemorated every year on December 1, Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou has invited European Health Ministers to join him
IP/07/1689 - Following confirmation of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in a flock of turkeys at the border of Suffolk and Norfolk in the UK, the Commission has today adopted a Decision defining the risk area and confirming the control measures in place.
IP/07/1663 - Today, EU Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou launched the "European Day of Healthy Food and Cooking", which aims to encourage healthy eating amongst children, with a view to tackling the rising childhood obesity levels in Europe.
IP/07/1592 - The European Commission has today decided to refer Finland to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for a second time for failing to comply with an earlier judgement by the European Court of Justice on 18 May 2006 concerning tobacco for oral use in the Åland Islands.
IP/07/1337 - Although European citizens appear to be generally aware of the importance of preventive medical checkups, the vast majority of them do not undergo colorectal cancer or prostate tests, an EU wide survey reveals.
IP/07/1262 - The European Commission and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) are launching a joint TV advertising campaign that aims to encourage European citizens to make physical activity part of their daily lives.
IP/07/1256 - The European Commission was informed by the German authorities on Saturday of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on a duck farm in Bavaria, in a region where infected wild birds were detected in July and early August.
IP/07/1065 - Today the European Commission has adopted a Green paper on bio-preparedness. The aim of the paper is to stimulate a debate and launch a process of consultation at European level on how to reduce biological risks, and to enhance preparedness and response capabilities.
IP/07/878 - The German authorities have informed the European Commission that laboratory tests carried out at the regional laboratory in Bavaria and the national reference laboratory for avian influenza in Insel Riems have detected the presence of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 in two swans found dead in the province of Nürnberg, in Bavaria.
IP/07/863 - Yesterday evening the European Commission was informed by the Czech authorities of a suspected outbreak of avian influenza in the Pardubicky Region, district Ústí nad Orlicí, in the centre of the country.
IP/07/774 - More than 40 businesses and non-governmental organisations, responding to a European Commission initiative, agreed today to take action to protect European citizens from the harmful use of alcohol.
IP/07/747 - There is general support for a new overarching European Health Strategy and a desire for more cooperation between the European Commission and EU Member States to further improve and protect health in Europe, the results of a public consultation process reveal.
IP/07/739 - At a meeting chaired by the European Commission and held at the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) in Stockholm on 30 May, authorities responsible for taking measures in the EU Member States agreed to follow the ECDC's advice, requested by the Commission on 29 May, on the case of a US passenger with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) travelling on flights between Europe and North America.
IP/07/718 - The European Commission today adopted a Communication proposing actions for closer cooperation between Member States in the field of organ donation and transplantation, and announcing plans for a European Directive on quality and safety of organ donation.
IP/07/690- The majority of European citizens are in favour of smoke-free policies, according to the results of a new Eurobarometer on Tobacco presented by EU Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou in the European Parliament to mark World No Tobacco Day on 31 May.
IP/07/669 - The European Commission and Euro-toques International, the European Chefs' association, today launched "EU Mini-chefs" - a website for children which aims to contribute to the fight against child obesity by encouraging healthy eating and cooking.
IP/07/524 - The majority of contributors to the Commission's recent consultation favour some form of Community action on health services, combining both legislative elements and practical support for cooperation between European health systems.
IP/07/439 Brussels 29/03/2007 Commission to extend hair dye assessment in view of new data on sensitisation, The Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) draws the Commission's attention, in a memorandum...
IP/07/439 - The Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) draws the Commission's attention, in a memorandum published today, to the fact that many of the hair dye substances currently used in hair dye products have the potential to cause skin sensitisation.
The Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) draws the Commission's attention, in a memorandum published today, to the fact that many of the hair dye substances currently used in hair dye products have the potential to cause skin sensitisation...
IP/07/350 - European Commissioner for Health, Markos Kyprianou, will call today for more EU level action against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) at a meeting with senior officials from Member State health authorities and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
IP/07/322 - Almost eight out of ten Europeans (77%) agree with putting warnings on alcohol bottles and adverts in order to warn pregnant women and drivers of the dangers of drinking alcohol, according to the results of the special Eurobarometer on Alcohol presented by the European Commission today.
IP/07/264 - European Commissioner for Health Markos Kyprianou will be on an official visit to the United States from 1 to 6 March 2007. During his visit Commissioner Kyprianou will discuss a broad range of issues with his US interlocutors including regulatory cooperation, new technologies, nutrition labelling, pandemic preparedness and smoking prevention.
IP/07/144 - A Commission Decision approving the protection, surveillance and buffer zones set up in the UK due to the recent outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in Suffolk (see IP/07/134), was endorsed by Member States today.
IP/07/109 - The European Commission adopted today a Green Paper, entitled "Towards a Europe free from tobacco smoke: policy options at EU level", to launch a broad public consultation on the best way to promote smoke-free environments in the European Union.