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08 December 2014

The European Union's response to Ebola emergency


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

06 December 2014

EU Ebola Response: Member States send additional health personnel to the region


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

03 December 2014

Life expectancy in the EU still on the rise: launch of the “Health at a Glance: Europe 2014” report


Under : Reports : Health workforce : Tobacco : Health programme : Nutrition and physical activity : Major and chronic diseases : Healthcare : Illicit drugs : Cross-border care : Alcohol : Ageing

18 November 2014

The European Union's response to Ebola emergency


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

17 November 2014

EU boosts anti-Ebola aid after Commissioners' mission to worst-hit countries


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

12 November 2014

Ebola: Commission organises meeting with European health professionals


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

06 November 2014

Ebola response: EU scales up aid with planes, material aid and research support


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

23 October 2014

European Union to boost Ebola research with €24.4 million


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

16 October 2014

Opening Speaking Note at the Ebola High Level Co-ordination Meeting


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

15 October 2014

Questions and answers: Ebola and health implications for the EU


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

07 October 2014

Ebola Crisis: EU organises airlift operation to West Africa


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

30 September 2014

Newly published Opinion on definition of SynBio lays foundation for future work

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

26 September 2014

Speech - “The EU is fully engaged in the fight against Ebola”


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

10 September 2014

Commission adopts proposals to improve animal and human health


Under : Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use : Medicinal products for human use

05 September 2014

The EU's response to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

05 September 2014

EU announces €140m package in response to Ebola virus outbreak (05 September 2014)


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

08 August 2014

Statement by Commissioner Borg on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa


Under : Preparedness and response : Communicable diseases

04 August 2014

Public consultation on the draft Opinion on chromium VI in toys

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

19 June 2014

Patient safety: progress made, more needed


Under : Patient safety

02 June 2014

Q&A: Country-specific recommendations 2014


Under : Healthcare

12 May 2014

European Patients' Rights Day: 10 benefits the EU brings to patients


Under : European Reference Networks : Cross-border care

16 April 2014

Questions & Answers: Fees for Pharmacovigilance activities

Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of an EU Regulation on fees payable to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the conduct of pharmacovigilance activities for medicinal products for human use, which lays down the level and structure of these fees.


Under : Medicinal products for human use

11 April 2014

Scientific Opinion on Aluminium in cosmetic products published today

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

10 April 2014

Joint purchasing of vaccines and medicines becomes a reality in the EU


Under : Vaccination : Preparedness and response

17 March 2014

Scientific opinion on dental amalgam (update 2014)

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

20 October 2013

The Role of Europe in Global Health

In his speech at the world health summit in Berlin, President Barroso underlined the importance of reforms of national healthcare systems, effective research and innovation as well as continued efforts in development aid.


Under : EU in the world

09 September 2013

Report on health inequalities


Under : Social determinants and health inequalities

09 September 2013

'Quit Smoking with Barça' wins European Lung Foundation (ELF) Award for improving lung health

The award was presented at the European Respiratory Society's annual Congress which gathers around 20 000 healthcare professionals to discuss the latest advances in respiratory medicine. ‘Quit Smoking With Barça’ has been recognized specifically for its contribution to improving European lung health and has drawn significant praise from the scientific and medical community across Europe for promoting the lifelong benefits of quitting smoking.


Under : Tobacco

06 September 2013

Call for new members of the Commission's expert group on rare diseases

E-News


Under : Rare diseases

02 July 2013

Active & Healthy Ageing: EU cities and regions get star ratings to recognise excellent projects

European Commission Press release Brussels, 2 July 2013 32 cities and regions across Europe have been rewarded for new ways of helping older people. These award-winners have been implementing innovative technological, social or organisational solutions to enhance the efficiency of health and social care systems, and have been presented with...


Under : Ageing

26 June 2013

Proposal for fees for pharmacovigilance payable to the European Medicines Agency adopted today

e-News


Under : Medicinal products for human use

26 June 2013

Rules established on Health Technology Assessment

Midday express


Under : Health technology assessment

24 June 2013

Medicines for children: more research, more availability and more information compared with 5 years ago

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 June 2013 Today, the Commission publishes a progress report on medicines for children covering the five years since the Paediatric Regulation came into force. This preliminary snapshot points to improvements in the paediatric medicines landscape: better and safer research, more medicines for children on...


Under : Medicinal products for human use

19 June 2013

Council of Employment, Social Policy and Health Ministers, 20-21 June 2013, Luxembourg

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 June 2013 The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Ministers will meet to discuss employment, social policy and health on 20-21 June in Luxembourg under the Irish Presidency chairmanship of Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection, Richard Bruton, Minister for...


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14 June 2013

Commission launches the 2013 EU Health Prize for Journalists

European Press release Brussels, 14 June 2013 Commission Today, the virtual doors swing open to journalists from across the EU wishing to participate in the annual EU Health Prize for Journalists. Winners can pick up EU-wide recognition and cash prizes for excellence in health journalism, by submitting their articles on...


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30 May 2013

World No Tobacco Day - message from Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner, Tonio Borg

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 30 May 2013 "On the eve of World No Tobacco Day, I call on Members of the European Parliament and on Europe's Health Ministers to support the Commission's proposal on tobacco products. As 70% of smokers in the European Union start before the age of 18,...


Under : Tobacco

30 May 2013

Tobacco products proposal: Setting the record straight on 10 common myths

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 30 May 2013 Every year, smoking kills almost 700,000 people in Europe and causes millions more to suffer from diseases associated with smoking, including cancers, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Around 50% of smokers die prematurely - on average 14 years earlier than non-smokers.


Under : Tobacco

27 May 2013

Speech: HIV AIDS and Human Rights: The urgent need to overcome stigma and discrimination

European Commission Tonio BORG Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy Speech: High-level meeting on HIV and Human Rights / Brussels 27 May 2013 Thank you Chairman for your kind introduction. It is my pleasure to open this first high-level meeting on HIV and human rights in the EU and neighbouring...


Under : Communicable diseases : Sexually transmitted diseases

15 May 2013

European Patients' Rights Day: 10 benefits the EU brings to patients

Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 May 2013 European A high level of health protection; the right to benefit from medical treatment; access to healthcare - preventive, diagnostic and curative treatment regardless of financial means, gender or nationality.


Under : Healthcare

24 April 2013

Joint Statement by Commissioners Andris Piebalgs (Development), Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (Research and Innovation) and Tonio Borg (Health and Consumer) on the eve of the World Malaria Day

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 April 2013 Millions of people living in highly endemic areas continue to lack access to effective malaria prevention, diagnostic testing, and treatment. As a result, this disease kills more than 660,000 people a year, most of them children under the age of five.


Under : Communicable diseases

18 April 2013

High level conference addresses frailty in old age

eNews


Under : Ageing

11 April 2013

New term for three independent scientific committees

Midday Express


Under : Scientific Committees

11 April 2013

First plenary meeting of three Independent Scientific Committees

eNews


Under : Scientific Committees

09 April 2013

Health Policy Forum focuses on investing in health

e-News


Under : Interest groups

07 March 2013

Pharmaceuticals: New symbol to identify medicines undergoing additional monitoring

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 March 2013 An inverted triangle will shortly appear on the inside leaflet of certain medicinal products on the EU market, following a legal act adopted by the European Commission today.


Under : Medicinal products for human use

07 March 2013

Questions and answers: New 'black symbol' for medicinal products

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 March 2013 What is the black symbol? The black symbol is an inverted equilateral black triangle to be included in product information for certain categories of medicinal products. The symbol identifies, to patients and healthcare professionals, medicinal products that are subject to additional monitoring after...


Under : Medicinal products for human use

28 February 2013

Q&A on 26 new EU research projects on rare diseases

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 28 February 2013 1) Why is research at European level important? There is a huge need for European cooperation in rare diseases research. Individual Member States are not able to gather enough knowledge and expertise in a specific disease due to scarce resources and the relatively...


Under : Rare diseases

28 February 2013

EU provides €144 million for new research on rare diseases

The European Commission has today, on Rare Disease Day 2013, announced €144 million of new funding for 26 research projects on rare diseases. The projects will help improve the lives of some of the 30 million Europeans suffering from a rare disease. The selected projects bring together over 300 participants from 29 countries in Europe and beyond, including teams from leading academic institutions, SMEs and patients' groups. The goal is to pool resources and work beyond borders, to get a better understanding of rare diseases and find adequate treatments...


Under : Rare diseases

22 February 2013

Tobacco in the EU : Exposure to second hand smoke reduced, but still too high, says Commission report

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 February 2013 Protection from second hand smoke has improved considerably in the EU, according to a report published by the Commission today. 28% of Europeans were exposed to second hand smoke in bars in 2012 – down from 46% in 2009.


Under : Tobacco

20 February 2013

Investment in Health set as a priority in the Social Investment Package

E-News


Under : Health strategy

20 February 2013

Social investment: Commission urges Member States to focus on growth and social cohesion

The European Commission has called on Member States to prioritise social investment and to modernise their welfare states. This means better performing active inclusion strategies and a more efficient and more effective use of social budgets. The call features in a Communication on Social Investment for Growth and Cohesion just adopted by the Commission...


Under : Health strategy

06 February 2013

Joint Statement on the International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance against Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2013) High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton, Vice-President Viviane Reding, the EU's Justice Commissioner, Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, responsible for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, responsible for Home Affairs, and Commissioner Tonio Borg, responsible for Health Policy made the following statement...


Under : Population groups

01 February 2013

World Cancer Day: 10 Facts on EU Action to Fight Cancer

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 1 February 2013 In 2008 (latest figures available), an estimated 2.4 million new cases of cancer, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers, were diagnosed in EU countries - 55% in men, and 45% in women. The most commonly diagnosed cancers were prostate, colorectal, breast and lung cancer1.
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01 February 2013

Launch of EU Rapid Alert platform for human Tissues and Cells

E-News


Under : Blood, tissues and organs

30 January 2013

EU Prize awards excellence in health journalism for the 4th time

European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 January 2013 The winners of the fourth EU Health Prize for Journalists were announced by Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy at an award ceremony in Brussels yesterday evening.
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19 December 2012

Speech - Tobacco Products Directive: Making tobacco products and smoking less attractive

European Commission, Tonio BORG, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy Speech - Press Conference/Brussels 19 December 2012. Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, Today, it is my great pleasure to announce that, after an extensive preparatory process, the Commission adopted a proposal to revise the Tobacco Products Directive.


Under : Tobacco

19 December 2012

Tobacco products: towards bigger health warnings and ban of strong flavourings

European Commission Press release, Brussels, 19 December 2012. Today, after years in the making, the European Commission has adopted its proposal to revise the Tobacco Products Directive. The proposed legislation consists of new and strengthened rules on how tobacco products can be manufactured, presented, and sold.


Under : Tobacco

19 December 2012

Questions and answers: Towards a new EU law on Tobacco Products

European Commission Memo, Brussels, 19 December 2012. Today, the European Commission has adopted a landmark proposal to revise the Tobacco Products Directive. The proposal is a substantial revision of the current EU law and proposes new and strengthened rules on tobacco products.


Under : Tobacco

07 December 2012

Putting patients in the driving seat: A digital future for healthcare

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 December 2012 The European Commission has unveiled an Action Plan to address barriers to the full use of digital solutions in Europe's healthcare systems. The goal is to improve healthcare for the benefit of patients, give patients more control of their care and bring...


Under : eHealth

07 December 2012

eHealth action plan 2012-2020: Frequently Asked Questions

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 December 2012. See also IP/12/1333. What is eHealth? eHealth means using digital tools and services for health. eHealth covers the interaction between patients and health-service providers, institution-to-institution transmission of data, or peer-to-peer communication between patients and/or health professionals.


Under : eHealth

30 November 2012

Q&A: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS by the EU

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 30 November 2012 What are the latest figures on HIV/AIDS in the EU and neighbouring countries? Today, on the eve of World AIDS Day, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe (WHO Euro) have released...


Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

30 November 2012

Joint statement by Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, Tonio Borg, and Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, on the occasion of World AIDS Day

European Commission, Brussels, 30 November 2012. On the eve of World AIDS Day, we re-affirm our commitment to fighting the HIV epidemic which continues to cause much suffering to people in Europe and around the world. We have made considerable progress in fighting HIV/AIDs but numbers are still alarming.


Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

16 November 2012

Health spending in Europe in 2010 fell for the first time in decades, says a joint Commission/OECD Report

European Commission Press release, Brussels, 16 November 2012. Health spending per person and as a percentage of GDP fell across the European Union in 2010. This is one of the many findings in the "Health at a Glance: Europe 2012", a new joint report by the OECD and the European...


Under : Reports

16 November 2012

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2012: Key Facts on the Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Commission MEMO, Brussels, 16 November 2012. European The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November. Ahead of this event, the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) today released the latest data on antibiotic resistance and consumption in the European Union...


Under : Antimicrobial resistance

16 November 2012

Health at a Glance – Europe 2012

E-News


Under : Reports

15 November 2012

Governments and stakeholders join forces against rising obesity levels

Midday express


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

15 November 2012

Patient safety : Commission publishes report on state of play in the Member States

Midday Express


Under : Patient safety

13 November 2012

Medical devices in EU

Information sheet


Under : Medical devices

09 October 2012

Public Health: One step further in cross-border organ traceability

Midday Express


Under : Blood, tissues and organs

05 October 2012

John Dalli Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy Health in an age of austerity European Health Forum/Gastein 5 October 2012

European Commission Minister Stöger, Dr Leiner, Professor Brand, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here with you today – my third time in Gastein – to speak about Health in an age of Austerity; and what the European Commission is doing to ...


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04 October 2012

Pharmacovigilance

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 October 2012 What is pharmacovigilance? is the science of the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and all related activities....


Under : Medicinal products for human use

04 October 2012

Public Health: Increasing the safety of medicines under stricter monitoring

Midday Express


Under : Medicinal products for human use

03 October 2012

Nanomaterials: Case by case safety approach for breakthrough technology

European Commission Press release, Brussels, 3 October 2012. Nanotechnology is delivering major advances today and also has the potential to allow “game changing” technological breakthroughs and rekindle economic growth....


Under : Nanotechnology

26 September 2012

Safer, more effective and innovative medical devices

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 September 2012 Ranging from simple sticking plasters to the most sophisticated life-supporting machines, medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices are central to our health and quality of life. ...
Under : Medical devices

26 September 2012

Questions and answers: Commission tables proposals for a new EU Regulatory Framework for Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 26 September 2012 What are medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices? They cover a huge spectrum of products, from home-use items like sticking plasters, contact lenses and pregnancy tests to dental filling ...
Under : Medical devices

26 September 2012

Safer, more effective and innovative medical devices

E-News


Under : Medical devices

20 September 2012

Commission's 'Ex-smokers' campaign wins two prestigious Euro EFFIE Awards

Midday Express


Under : Tobacco

18 September 2012

EU and FC Barcelona team up against smoking

Midday Express


Under : Tobacco

04 September 2012

Scientific Committees: open call for experts in nanotechnology

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

14 August 2012

Call for experts on the safety of the use of dental amalgam and its substitutes

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

10 August 2012

Call for experts on medical devices containing nanomaterials

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

10 August 2012

Call for experts on the safety of the use of dental amalgam and its substitutes

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

06 August 2012

Call for experts in EMF

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

06 August 2012

Call for experts in metal-on-metal hip implants

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

03 August 2012

Consumer safety : new EU Cosmetics Directive makes hair dyes safer

Midday express


Under : Scientific Committees

31 July 2012

SCCS final opinion on Fragrance allergens in cosmetic products now available

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

17 July 2012

Fostering EU's attractiveness in clinical research: Commission proposes to revamp rules on trials with medicines

European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 July 2012 Boosting clinical research in Europe by simplifying the rules for conducting clinical trials is what today's proposal from the Commission is about....


Under : Medicinal products for human use

17 July 2012

Proposal for a Clinical Trials Regulation - Questions and answers

European Commission Memo Brussels, 17 July 2012 What are clinical trials? Clinical trials are a vital step in the development of new and safe medicines and in improving medical treatment. ...


Under : Medicinal products for human use

10 July 2012

Holiday season: useful tips for a worry-free summer

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 July 2012 With the holiday season already starting and millions of Europeans intending on travelling within and outside the European Union, there are certain travel considerations that every European should be aware ...


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05 July 2012

Nano Guidance for cosmetic products now available

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

27 June 2012

European Innovation Partnership: Strong stakeholder support for action on active and healthy ageing

Efforts to increase the healthy lifespan of EU citizens by two years received a major boost today as 261 projects were submitted for inclusion in the European Innovation Partnership for active and healthy ageing...


Under : Ageing

26 June 2012

Commissioner Dalli visits the US

Midday express


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15 June 2012

Preparation of Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 18 June 2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 15 June 2012 The Agriculture and Fisheries Council will meet in Luxembourg on Monday, 18 June 2012, under the presidency of Danish Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Ms Mette Gjerskov....


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13 June 2012

Public Health – World Blood Donor Day - Blood donors, all heroes!

European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 June 2012 On World Blood Donor day, under this year's motto of “Every blood donor is a hero", the European Commission stresses the importance of safe blood supplies and encourages all European citizens to ...


Under : Blood, tissues and organs

07 June 2012

1,000th designation of an orphan medicinal product: improving the lives of patients

European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 June 2012 Over 30 million European citizens suffer from a rare disease. The small numbers of patients affected by a single disease and the fragmentation of knowledge about rare diseases translates into difficulties ...


Under : Rare diseases

04 June 2012

Commissioner Dalli and UEFA President Michel Platini agree ‘smoke-free’ EURO 2012 will score goals for Europe’s health

European Commission Press release Brussels, 04 June 2012 Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, John Dalli and UEFA President, Michel Platini, today announce their joint support of tobacco-free sporting events to help promote a smoke-free Europe. ...


Under : Tobacco

30 May 2012

World No Tobacco Day 2012: EU-wide survey shows that a majority of EU citizens supports stronger tobacco control measures

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 May 2012 - On the eve of World No Tobacco Day, the European Commission publishes an EU study on attitudes towards tobacco. On average, 60% of citizens support measures to make tobacco less visible and attractive, ...


Under : Tobacco

07 May 2012

Better use of health data will transform the healthcare landscape, says expert report

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7th May 2012 - A high-level group of experts today warned that Europeans will only be able to benefit from the affordable, less intrusive and more personalised healthcare which Information & Communication ...


Under : eHealth

07 May 2012

Potential health effects of X-ray security scanners in EU airports

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

03 May 2012

Commissioner Dalli launches the 4th EU Health Prize for Journalists

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 3 May 2012 – Today, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, John Dalli, launches the fourth consecutive annual health prize for journalists. To have a chance to win the top prizes, journalists ...


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16 March 2012

Commissioner Dalli visits China


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07 March 2012

Tobacco products: Commission adopts a new set of written health warnings

The European Commission adopted 14 new health warnings to appear on tobacco packs.


Under : Tobacco

06 March 2012

What has the EU done after the Fukushima accident?

MEMO


Under : Preparedness and response

29 February 2012

Innovation Partnerships: new proposals on raw materials, agriculture and healthy ageing to boost European competitiveness

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 February 2012 – The European Commission has today proposed decisive action to meet three key challenges facing our society, in areas that are crucial to growth and jobs: the supply of raw materials, sustainable agriculture, and active and healthy ageing...


Under : Ageing

29 February 2012

John Dalli Commissioner for Health Strengthening EU legislation on tobacco products High-level conference on pictorial health warnings and standardised packaging for tobacco products Brussels, 29 February 2012

SPEECH/12/140 Honourable Members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me first thank the Smoke Free Partnership and the Belgian Foundation against Cancer for bringing us together today to discuss tobacco packaging....


Under : Tobacco

14 February 2012

High level conference on the EU Health Programmes: Registration opens today!

E-News


Under : Health programme

06 February 2012

Commissioner Dalli visits the European Medicines Agency in London

E-News


Under : Medicinal products for human use

02 February 2012

Medical devices: European Commission asks for further scientific study and draws first lessons from the recent fraud on breast implants

IP/12/96 Brussels, 2 February 2012 – Following today's publication of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) on the safety of silicone products manufactured by the Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) Company, the European Commission requested to conduct further in-depth study on the potential health impact of faulty breast implants...


Under : Scientific Committees : Medical devices

01 February 2012

Health : Commission announces winners of the 3rd EU Prize for Journalists

European Commission - Press release Health : Commission announces winners of the 3rdEU Prize for Journalists Brussels, 1 February 2012 - Last night, four prizes were awarded to European journalists for the best articles on health issues, selected from ...


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26 January 2012

Pharmaceuticals: Commission calls on Italy to comply with EU rules on marketing authorisation of generic drugs

European Commission - Press release BRUSSELS, 26 January 2012 – Today the European Commission has formally requested Italy to apply EU legislation concerning the marketing authorisation procedures of generic drugs....


Under : Medicinal products for human use

13 January 2012

Europeans ready for 'active ageing', new survey says

Brussels, 13 January 2012 – To mark the start of the 2012 European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity of Generations, the Commission presented today a new Eurobarometer survey showing that 71% of Europeans are aware that Europe's population is getting older, but only 42% are concerned about this development...


Under : Population groups : Ageing

22 December 2011

Health: driving forward the uptake of e-Health with a new network for European Co-operation

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 December 2011 – Today the European Commission adopted a Decision establishing an eHealth Network, as foreseen by the Directive ( 2011/24/EU ) on Patients' Rights in Cross-border Healthcare....


Under : eHealth : Cross-border care

20 December 2011

Opinion on Fragrance allergens in cosmetic products – Public Consultation launched

E-news


Under : Scientific Committees

16 December 2011

Europe this week 16 December

16 December 2011 Europe this week Table of content: Public Health No contagions in Europe! Citizenship New round of funding for Europe's citizens – and Europe's future Public Health No contagions in Europe! The European Union aims at better protecting ...


Under : Preparedness and response

08 December 2011

Public Health: Commission proposes effective measures to better protect citizens from a wide range of cross-border health threats

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 December 2011. To better protect Europeans from a wide range of health threats, and provide for a fully co-ordinated response in the event of a crisis, the European Commission adopted today a legislative ...


Under : Preparedness and response

08 December 2011

Q&A: Health Security in the EU

MEMO/11/884 Brussels, 8 December 2011 Q&A: Health Security in the EU Why does health security need to be strengthened in the EU? The Commission's assessment of past public health crises, such as the pandemic (H1N1) 2009, has revealed shortcomings in the ...


Under : Preparedness and response

01 December 2011

Key Facts on the European Commission's actions to fight HIV/Aids

MEMO/11/859 Brussels, 01 December 2011 European Commission actions to fight HIV/AIDS: Between 2002 and 2010, EU Member States and the European Commission have provided almost $10 billion to the GFATM (The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria). ...


Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

30 November 2011

Employment and Social Policy Council, 1 December 2011, Brussels

MEMO/11/850 Brussels, 30 November 2011 The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 1 December in Brussels. The European Commission will be represented by Vice-President Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental ...


Under : Health strategy

28 November 2011

Healthy diet and physical activity: Commissioner Dalli to urge action to prevent non communicable diseases

Midday express


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

24 November 2011

Commission calls on Italy to transpose the Directive on human blood

European Commission - Press release BRUSSELS, 24 November 2011 – Today the European Commission has formally requested Italy to communicate national measures implementing Directive 2011/38/EU which removes maximum pH values for platelets concentrates for ...


Under : Blood, tissues and organs

22 November 2011

Electromagnetic Fields and Health: The Way Forward

E-news


Under : Electromagnetic fields

17 November 2011

Action Plan against antimicrobial resistance: Commission unveils 12 concrete actions for the next five years

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 November 2011 – With about 25,000 patients dying per year in the EU from infections caused by drug resistant bacteria and related costs of over 1.5 billion euros in healthcare expenses and productivity ...


Under : Antimicrobial resistance

09 November 2011

EU Budget 2014-2020: Commission unveils new and ambitious Health and Consumer Programmes

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 November 2011 – Today, the European Commission adopted proposals for the new Health for Growth and Consumer Programmes. The two programmes aim to foster a Europe of healthy, active, informed and empowered ...


Under : Health programme

09 November 2011

Q&A: Health and Consumer Programmes 2014-2020

MEMO/11/764 Brussels, 9 November 2011 Q&A: Health and Consumer Programmes 2014-2020 Health for Growth 1. Why a new health programme? Promoting health is an integral part of the smart and inclusive growth objectives of Europe Strategy 2020....


Under : Health programme

07 November 2011

European Innovation Partnership agrees on actions to turn ageing into an opportunity

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 November 2011. Today, the Steering Group of the pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing agreed on joint actions in response to the societal challenge of an ageing European population. ...


Under : Ageing

13 October 2011

Call for experts to join the Commission's independent Scientific Committees

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

11 October 2011

Empowering the patient: European Commission wants clearer rules for information on prescription medicines

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 October 2011 – Today, the European Commission adopted revised proposals clarifying the information that industry can supply to the public on prescription-only medicines....
Under : Medicinal products for human use

11 October 2011

Q&A: Information to patients on prescription-only medicines

MEMO/11/677 Brussels, 11 October 2011 What are the challenges of information on medicines in the EU? Patients are increasingly interested in having access to information on medicines and want to take part in decisions regarding their treatment....
Under : Medicinal products for human use

11 October 2011

Press Statement by Commissioner Dalli - Adoption of revised proposals on information to patients

MEMO/11/683 Brussels, 11 October 2011 Ladies and gentlemen I am glad to inform you that [this morning] the European Commission adopted its revised proposals setting out EU-wide rules on information on prescription-only medicines....


Under : Medicinal products for human use

20 September 2011

EU Statement on the United Nations Political Declaration on Non Communicable Diseases

MEMO


Under : Major and chronic diseases

09 September 2011

Consultation report highlights support for EU response on ALL cross-border health threats

E-News


Under : Preparedness and response

09 August 2011

EU funds new research project to respond to unexpected epidemic threats such as E.coli

IP/11/958 Brussels, 9 August 2011 - The European Commission has decided to allocate an additional €12 million from the EU's Research Framework Programme to reinforce Europe's capacity for tackling pathogens like the virulent Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacteria that recently infected close to 4,000 people in Europe and killed 46.


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27 July 2011

Tobacco Products : Commission publishes report of a consultation which generated 85 000 responses

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 27 July 2011 – Today the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Consumers publishes the results of the public consultation on the upcoming revision of the Tobacco Products Directive....
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19 July 2011

Public consultation: Health Effects of Artificial Light

E-News


Under : Scientific Committees

12 July 2011

John DALLI Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy Successful tobacco control is a joint effort Event at the European Parliament "Social and Health Effects of the new Tobacco Product Directive" European Parliament, Brussels, 12 July 2011

SPEECH/11/519 Honourable Members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here with you today to speak about Tobacco control policy. Let me first thank Mr Tabajdi for bringing us together today on this very important issue....


Under : Tobacco

16 June 2011

Q&A: “Ex-smokers are Unstoppable” campaign

MEMO/11/405 Brussels, 16/06/2011 Why is the European Commission launching a campaign to help people stop smoking? Tobacco is the single largest cause of avoidable death in the EU, accounting for around 650 000 premature deaths per year...


Under : Tobacco

16 June 2011

Fight against tobacco: European Commission launches a pan-European campaign

IP/11/710 Brussels, 16 June 2011 – "Ex-smokers are unstoppable" is the slogan of the EU-wide campaign launched today by European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, John Dalli...


Under : Tobacco

04 June 2011

E Coli outbreak in Germany: Commission looks forward to concrete and fruitful discussion in upcoming Health Council

MEMO/11/374 Brussels, 4 June 2011 On the eve of the EPSCO 1 Council of Monday 6th June in Luxembourg, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, John Dalli, stated: "I look forward to a substantive and concrete debate on this important issue in the ...
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01 June 2011

John Dalli Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy Statement by Commissioner Dalli on the E. coli outbreak Press Conference Brussels, 1 June 2011

SPEECH/11/404 01/06/2011 

Good morning, Over the past few days, we have been facing a serious crisis. My thoughts are with the victims and their families and those who have lost loved ones to whom I extend my most sincere condolences. According to the latest information, this outbreak of E. coli is responsible for nine (9) deaths in Germany and one (1) in Sweden...


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31 May 2011

E. coli outbreak in Germany on decline as test results on suspect cucumbers come out

MEMO/11/368 Brussels, 31 May 2011 E. coli outbreak in Germany on decline as test results on suspect cucumbers come out The European Commission has been informed that the results of tests on cucumbers made by the Hamburg (Germany) authority responsible for Food Safety did not confirm the presence of the STEC serotype O104, which is responsible for the outbreak, despite the fact that the sampled cucumbers tested positive for STEC...


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30 May 2011

Statement by John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day

John Dalli said: "On the eve of this year's World No Tobacco Day, I would like to express my continued commitment to tackle tobacco consumption and its harmful effects in the EU and around the world...


Under : Tobacco

27 May 2011

E.Coli outbreak in Germany

IP/11/653 Brussels, 27 May 2011 Commission notifies Member States on one of the sources responsible for the contamination The European Commission, through its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF), has just notified the 27 Member States about one ...
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27 May 2011

Q&A: The Fight Against Tobacco in the EU

MEMO/11/349 Brussels, 27 May 2011 What is the impact that tobacco has on EU citizens' health? It is estimated that approximately 650 000 EU citizens die prematurely every year because of tobacco consumption....
Under : Tobacco

25 May 2011

European Week Against Cancer: A joint commitment to prevent cancer

IP/11/639 Brussels, 25 May 2011 Every year nearly 2.5 million EU citizens are diagnosed with cancer, which is also the second most common cause of death in Europe (29% of deaths for men, 23% for women)....


Under : Major and chronic diseases

18 May 2011

Report on Long-term Care published today!

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11 May 2011

Digital Agenda: Kroes and Dalli welcome Council Presidency eHealth Declaration on delivering better health care

MEMO/11/287 Brussels, 11 May 2011 A Hungarian Presidency Declaration urging Member States to deploy eHealth services to the benefit of patients, healthcare workers and national healthcare systems has been welcomed by European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes and Health Commissioner John Dalli.


Under : Healthcare : eHealth

10 May 2011

Deadline extended for Consultation on Health Security in the EU

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Under : Preparedness and response

10 May 2011

Digital Agenda: EU Task Force to advise how to promote eHealth to help patients and healthcare systems in Europe

IP/11/551 Brussels, 10 May 2011 An EU eHealth Task Force to assess the role of information and communications technologies (ICT) in health and social care and to suggest ways for ICT to speed up innovation in healthcare to the benefit of patients, carers and the healthcare sector has met for the first time in Budapest on 10th May, chaired by Estonia's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.


Under : Healthcare : eHealth

10 May 2011

Digital Agenda: eHealth survey shows most hospitals online but telemedicine services not fully deployed

MEMO/11/282 Brussels, 10 May 2011 More than 90% of European hospitals are connected to broadband, 80% have electronic patient record systems, but only 4% of hospitals grant patients online access to their electronic records, according to the results of a survey conducted for the European Commission.


Under : eHealth

02 May 2011

Active and Healthy Ageing: EU sets up group to steer innovation

IP/11/519 Brussels, 2 May 2011 EU wants to steer innovation on Active and Healthy Ageing The number of Europeans aged 65+ is expected to increase by 45% between 2008 and 2030, and even further to over 30% of the population by 2060....


Under : Ageing

29 April 2011

Traditional herbal medicines: more safety for products put on EU market

IP/11/510 Brussels, 29 April 2011 From tomorrow, EU citizens can be reassured that the traditional herbal medicines they buy in the EU are safe and effective. The expiry of the 7 year transition period set out in the 2004 Herbal Directive (2004/24/EC) ...


Under : Medicinal products for human use

18 April 2011

Patients' Rights Day

SPEECH Warsaw, 18 April 2011 John Dalli, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, Institute of Patients' Rights and Health Education


Under : Patient safety : Healthcare

12 April 2011

Digital Agenda: Commission seeks views on improving healthcare by applying ICT (eHealth)

IP/11/461 Brussels, 12 April 2011 The European Commission is seeking citizens' and other interested parties' views on how the EU can help to deliver widespread benefits to the quality and efficiency of healthcare by applying information and communication technologies (ICT) (so-called 'eHealth').


Under : eHealth

07 April 2011

New Surveillance Tools developed – successful completion of the REACT project

The REACT project has been created to support an improved and better coordinated response to the outbreak of infectious diseases – especially newly emerging infections -within the European Union...


Under : Communicable diseases

06 April 2011

World Health Day: fight against antimicrobial resistance must continue on a global scale

IP/11/448 Brussels, 6 April 2011 This year's World Health Day focuses on the growing threat of potentially deadly bacteria developing resistance to antimicrobial drugs - especially to antibiotics. The Commission joins the World Health Organisation in ...
Under : Antimicrobial resistance

30 March 2011

Health: Commission launches 3rd Journalist Prize

IP/11/377 Brussels, 30 March 2011 Today, registration opens for the 3rd EU Health Prize for Journalists. The aim of this prize is to raise awareness on health issues by showcasing the talents of the best health journalists from across the 27 Member States. ...


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30 March 2011

Commissioner Dalli delivers speech on "Innovation in healthcare"

SPEECH Brussels, Belgium, 30 March 2011 John DALLI, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, attends a conference on "Innovation in Healthcare: from Research to Market"


Under : Healthcare

29 March 2011

4th ´Safety for Success` Dialogue on Nanotechnology Opens Today!

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Under : Nanotechnology

22 March 2011

Pharmaceuticals: today, the EU Register of Clinical Trials is launched Online

IP/11/339 Brussels, 22nd March 2011 From today, all EU citizens will have access to information on the thousands of authorised pharmaceutical clinical trials that are underway in the EU. The aim of this official public register is to make clinical research ...


Under : Medicinal products for human use

21 March 2011

Medical Devices: high-level conference on delivering innovative healthcare

IP/11/331 Brussels, 21st March 2011 Medical Devices: high-level conference on delivering innovative healthcare Medical devices make a critical difference to quality of life for millions of EU citizens everyday. From the simple bandage to the most sophisticated life-supporting products...


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14 March 2011

The European Union's response to the earthquake and the nuclear plant situation in Japan

MEMO/11/166 Brussels, 14/03/2011 The European Union's response to the earthquake and the nuclear plant situation in Japan
Since the devastating earthquake which struck Japan on Friday 11 March, the European Union is fully mobilised to translate its solidarity in concrete support...
Under : Preparedness and response

04 March 2011

Launch of Consultation on Health Security in the EU

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Under : Preparedness and response

02 March 2011

Commissioner Dalli delivers speech on European colorectal cancer policy

SPEECH Brussels, Belgium, 02 March 2011 John DALLI, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, participates in a roundtable debate at the European Parliament


Under : Major and chronic diseases

28 February 2011

Rare Diseases Day: Survey shows strong public support for European cooperation on rare diseases

IP/11/235 Brussels, 28th February 2011 Rare diseases cause great suffering to many EU citizens. Up to 36 million Europeans are affected, and need proper diagnosis and treatment. A Eurobarometer survey published today, on the 4th World Rare Diseases Day, ...
Under : Rare diseases

16 February 2011

Q&A: Directive on falsified medicines

MEMO/11/91 Brussels, 16 February 2011 Q&A: Directive on falsified medicines What are falsified medicines and why are they a problem in the EU? Falsified Medicines are fake medicines that pass themselves off as real, authorised medicines....


Under : Medicinal products for human use

15 February 2011

Health – Renewed Commitment of Stakeholders to Combat Overweight and Obesity-Related Health Issues

IP/11/192 Brussels, 15 February 2011 Over half the EU adult population is now overweight or obese according to the "Health at a Glance: Europe 2010" report published by the European Commission and the OECD on 7 December....


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

04 February 2011

Q&A: Registration of Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products

MEMO/11/71 Brussels, 4 February 2011 Q&A: Registration of Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products. What are Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products? Some plants contain substances that may be used to treat diseases...


Under : Medicinal products for human use

03 February 2011

Cancer: New EU Guidelines on Colorectal Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

IP/11/125 Brussels, 3 February 2011 Today, on the eve of World Cancer Day, in an effort to improve the screening and diagnosis of colorectal cancer, the European Commission publishes the first edition of the European Guidelines for Quality Assurance in ...
Under : Major and chronic diseases

03 February 2011

Q&A: European guidelines for quality assurance in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis

MEMO/11/64 Brussels, 3 February 2011 Q&A: European guidelines for quality assurance in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis Today, the European Commission published new European guidelines on quality assurance in colorectal cancer screening....


Under : Major and chronic diseases

19 January 2011

Statement by John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy on the EU Directive on Patients' Rights in Cross-border Healthcare

The European Parliament today voted in favour of the EU Directive on patients' rights in cross-border healthcare.
John Dalli said: "Today's vote marks an important step forward for all patients in Europe. I congratulate and thank the Rapporteur, Mrs Grossetete, for all her work.
Under : Cross-border care

19 January 2011

Q&A: Patient's rights in cross-border Healthcare

MEMO/11/32 Brussels, 19 January 2011 Q&A: Patients' Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare An elderly German man with diabetes brings extra prescriptions with him on a trip to Italy but will the pharmacist accept the prescription? A Polish woman would like ...
Under : Cross-border care

09 December 2010

Opinion on the scientific basis for a definition of the term "nanomaterial"

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Under : Scientific Committees

08 December 2010

Global Health Security Initiative Ministerial Meeting, 2-3 December 2010 - Ministerial Communiqué

We, Ministers/Secretaries/Commissioner from Mexico, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States and the European Commission, gathered today in Mexico...


Under : Preparedness and response

07 December 2010

Over half the EU adult population is now overweight or obese according to a report published today

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Under : Nutrition and physical activity

07 December 2010

Health in the EU: Nutrition deemed a growing challenge for health in the EU and beyond

IP/10/1674 Brussels, 07 December 2010 Over half the EU adult population is now overweight or obese according to the "Health at a Glance: Europe 2010" report published by the European Commission and the OECD today....


Under : Nutrition and physical activity

02 December 2010

EU Health Strategy undermined by failure to draw on wealth of experience at sub-national level, warns CoR

Press Release The EU's Assembly of Regional and Local Representatives COR/10/88 Brussels, 2 December 2010 Europe's regions have a wealth of experience in developing and implementing health strategies that remains untapped at the European level, the Committee ...


Under : Health strategy

01 December 2010

EU Health Journalism Prize: 2010 winners announced in Brussels yesterday

IP/10/1638 Brussels, 1 December 2010 Last night, the three winners of the 2nd EU health prize for journalists were announced in Brussels. Two Italian journalists, Gianluca Ferraris and Ilaria Molinari, writing for 'Panorama', won first prize for their ...


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01 December 2010

John DALLI Member of the European Commission responsible for Health and Consumer Policy "Effective HIV testing is an important step in fighting the epidemic" World Aids Day Seminar – Organised by the ECDC European Parliament, Brussels, Wednesday 1 December 2010, 13.00 – 14.30hrs

SPEECH/10/712 Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today is World AIDS Day. Today is a reminder of the devastation that this disease has caused – and continues to cause – across the world. Today is the occasion to pay tribute to all those living ...


Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

30 November 2010

World AIDS Day 2010: European Commission urges more prevention and testing and tops €1.3 billion invested in the fight against AIDS in the world

IP/10/1628 Brussels, 30 November 2010 To commemorate World AIDS Day, EU Commissioner for Health John Dalli will give a keynote speech at a seminar on HIV testing in the European Parliament. Early detection is vital for early treatment and increasing life ...


Under : Sexually transmitted diseases

30 November 2010

Key Facts on the European Commission's actions to fight HIV/Aids

MEMO/10/630 Brussels, 30 November 2010 European Commission actions to fight HIV/AIDS: As the world's largest donor of development aid, the European Union has collectively provided the majority of the significant increase in recent years of international ...


Under : Sexually transmitted diseases

26 November 2010

Innovation Union: Commission launches consultation on active & healthy ageing

IP/10/1609 Brussels, 26 November, 2010 The European Commission is seeking the views of public and private organisations, companies and individual citizens on how Europe could scale up innovation to meet the challenges of the ageing population in Europe, ...
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25 November 2010

Active and Healthy Ageing conference: Follow the event live!

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Under : Ageing

24 November 2010

Medicinal products for animals: Commission refers France to the Court of Justice for disregarding rules on the authorisation of two veterinary medicinal products.

IP/10/1591 Brussels, 24 November 2010 The European Commission has today referred France to the European Court of Justice for not complying with EU law on harmonised authorisation procedures for veterinary medicinal products....
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17 November 2010

Independent Scientific Committee Publishes Opinion on Tobacco Additives

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Under : Scientific Committees

12 November 2010

John DALLI Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy INTEGRATED PUBLIC HEALTH 3RD JOINT EUROPEAN HEALTH CONFERENCE Amsterdam, 12th November 2010

SPEECH/10/649 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here with you today to address such an impressive gathering of professionals committed to improving health in Europe. I would like to thank the Netherlands Public Health Federation, the European ...
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03 November 2010

Conference: `Global Risk Assessment Dialogue´ – Registration now Open!

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Under : Dialogue and collaboration

12 October 2010

Andrzej RYS, Member of the European COmmission, Director of the Directorate SANCO/C, Global Health Governance – Multiple players, multiple visions: Challenges and opportunities, WHS working sessions, 12 October 2010

SPEECH Good morning everyone, I would like to start by thanking you for inviting me to speak at this very important session of the World Health Summit
Under : EU in the world

11 October 2010

Commission Publishes Eurobarometer on Mental Health

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Under : Mental health

10 October 2010

John DALLI Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy Towards a healthier future for all European citizens european health forum Gastein, 8th October 2010

SPEECH/10/533 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me to be here today at the Gastein Health Forum for the first time. I fully appreciate the importance of this influential annual forum; and I am delighted to exchange ideas with so many of ...
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24 September 2010

An innovative pharmaceutical industry which meets the needs of society

IP/10/1170  24 September 2010  On the occasion of the Belgian Presidency’s ministerial conference on innovation and solidarity in the field of pharmaceuticals held today, Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani announced the launch of a process on corporate responsibility in the pharmaceutical industry.
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24 September 2010

Public consultation: Revision of the Tobacco Products Directive

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Under : Tobacco

24 September 2010

Health: Commission launches public consultation on revision of the tobacco products Directive

IP/10/1171 Brussels, 24 September 2010 Today the Commission launches a public consultation on the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive (2001/37/EC). The Commission invites all stakeholders to give their input on the different options and to comment ...
Under : Tobacco

17 September 2010

Public Hearing: preliminary opinion on Fluoridation of Drinking Water

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Under : Scientific Committees

06 September 2010

Improved web-tool for finding EU Public Health data now on-line!

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Under : Indicators

06 August 2010

Commission addresses key issues in nuclear medicine, radiology and radiotherapy

IP/10/1034 Brussels 06/08/2010 Commission addresses key issues in nuclear medicine, radiology and radiotherapy. The Commission adopted today a Communication to the European Parliament and to the Council on medical applications of ionizing radiation.
Under : Healthcare

19 July 2010

Public hearing on the preliminary opinion concerning Fluoridation of Drinking Water

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Under : Scientific Committees : Dialogue and collaboration

18 July 2010

John Dalli Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy Speech delivered at the Opening Ceremony of the XVIII International AIDS Conference XVIII INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE Vienna, Austria, 18 July 2010

SPEECH/10/395 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to have the honour of participating in this important Conference, which the European Commission is very pleased to support. HIV and AIDS have now been wreaking havoc on people and communities across the ...
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16 July 2010

Call for experts in ophthalmology

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Under : Dialogue and collaboration : Scientific Committees

16 July 2010

The fight against HIV/AIDS in the EU: Questions & Answers

MEMO/10/336 Brussels, 16 July 2010 The fight against HIV/AIDS in the EU: Questions & Answers How is the Commission responding to HIV/AIDS? At global level, more than 2 million people still die of AIDS each year, and almost 3 million people become newly ...
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13 July 2010

Public consultation: Definition of "nanomaterial"

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Under : Scientific Committees

09 July 2010

Public consultation: Addictiveness and Attractiveness of tobacco additives

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Under : Dialogue and collaboration : Scientific Committees

30 June 2010

Open Health Forum: 29-30 June, Brussels

E-News
Under : Interest groups

29 June 2010

John Dalli Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy Speech at the EU Open Health Forum 2010 Opening speech at the EU Open Health Forum 2010 Brussels, Charlemagne building, 29 June 2010

SPEECH /10/348 John Dalli Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy Spe ech at the EU Open Health Forum 2010 Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED Opening speech at the EU Open Health Forum 2010 Brussels, ...
Under : Interest groups

11 June 2010

World Blood Donor Day: more Europeans are donating their blood, according to Eurobarometer

IP/10/724 Brussels, 11 June World Blood Donor Day: more Europeans are donating their blood, according to Eurobarometer A poll published three days ahead of the 2010 World Blood Donor Day shows that 37% of Europeans have given blood....
Under : Blood, tissues and organs

10 June 2010

John Dalli Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy Opening speech High level event on Global Health Brussels, 10 Juni 2010

SPEECH/10/309 John Dalli Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy Opening s peech Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED High level event on Global H ealth Brussels, 10 Juni 2010 Excellencies, Ministers, ...
Under : EU in the world

08 June 2010

Council agrees on new rules for patients' rights in cross-border healthcare

The Council in charge of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs today agreed on a draft directive concerning the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare, on the basis of a compromise proposal of the Spanish presidency...


Under : Cross-border care

27 May 2010

World No Tobacco Day 2010: the Commission reaffirms its commitment to fight against smoking

IP/10/624 Brussels, 27 May 2010 World No Tobacco Day 2010: the Commission reaffirms its commitment to fight against smoking Ahead of the 2010 No Tobacco Day (Monday 31 st May), the European Commission unveils the results of a Eurobarometer survey which ...
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27 May 2010

HELP Campaign: Questions and Answers

MEMO/10/219 Brussels, 27 May 2010 HELP Campaign: Questions and Answers 1. What is the "Help 2.0" campaign? Help 2.0 is an integrated media campaign including television, the internet and new media such as mini-sites accessible through mobile phones....
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27 May 2010

The fight against tobacco in the EU: Questions and Answers

MEMO/10/220 Brussels, 27 May 2010 The fight against tobacco in the EU: Questions and Answers 1. What is the impact of tobacco on health in the EU? An estimated 14 million people in the EU27 suffer from the six 1 main disease categories that are associated ...
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19 May 2010

Statement by John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy on EU Directive on Organ Donation and Transplant

IP/10/588 Brussels, 19 May 2010 Statement by John Dalli, European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy on EU Directive on Organ Donation and Transplant The European Parliament today voted in favour of the EU Directive on standards of quality and ...
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19 May 2010

Questions & Answers: EU Directive on Organ Donation and Transplantation

MEMO/10/203 Brussels, 19 May 2010 Questions & Answers: EU Directive on Organ Donation and Transplantation Why do we need an EU Directive on Organ Donation and Transplantation? The number of organ donations and transplantations has grown steadily across ...
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11 May 2010

Call for scientific information: Health Effects of Artificial Light

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Under : Scientific Committees

06 May 2010

John Dalli Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy Opening speech at the 4th European Patients' Right Day 2010: "Putting citizens at the center of EU Health Policy"

SPEECH/10/218 John Dalli Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy Opening speech at the 4th European Patients' Right Day 2010: "Putting citizens at the center of EU Health Policy" Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED 4th European Patients' Right Day 2010: "Putting citizens at the center of EU Health Policy" at the European Parliament in Brussels 6 May 2010
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21 April 2010

Eurobarometer: an overwhelming majority of Europeans support public policies aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm

IP/10/455 Brussels, 21 April 2010 Alcohol consumption in the European Union is at a similar level to four years ago, a Eurobarometer survey shows. Three out of four respondents said they consume alcoholic drinks up to three times a week. Young people aged 15-24 years are more likely than older age groups to have five or more drinks at a time, and frequent binge drinking is widespread across the EU.
Under : Alcohol

16 April 2010

Commission publishes today Eurobarometer on Patient Safety

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Under : Patient safety

09 April 2010

Almost 40% of Europeans are aware of the issue of overuse of antibiotics, says a survey

IP/10/412 Brussels, 9 April 2010 Almost 40% of Europeans are aware of the issue of overuse of antibiotics, says a survey Today, the Commission publishes two reports which demonstrate the need for further progress in the European Union on the issue of ...
Under : Antimicrobial resistance

02 April 2010

John Dalli Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy Innovation needs to be in tune with the broad values of society Meeting with board members of CROPLIFE International Brussels, 30 March 2010

SPEECH/10/143 John Dalli Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health and Consumer Policy Innovation needs to be in tune with the broad values of society Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED Meeting with board members ...
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31 March 2010

Commission appoints new Directors-General for Information Society and Media and Health and Consumers

IP/10/399 Today, the European Commission decided to appoint Mr Robert Madelin as Director-General of the DG for Information Society and Media, to replace Mr Fabio Colasanti, who will retire on 1 April. The Commission also appointed Ms Paola Testori Coggi to replace Mr Madelin as Director-General of the DG for Health and Consumers. Both decisions will take effect on 1 April.
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31 March 2010

Global Health: Commission calls on EU to gear up on health actions

IP/10/403 Brussels, 31 March 2010 Global Health: Commission calls on EU to gear up on health actions Today the European Commission adopted proposals to enhance the EU's role in global health. The objective is to make Europe's contribution more effective ...
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31 March 2010

Global Health: Commission calls on EU to gear up on health actions

MEMO/10/118 Brussels, 31 March 2010 Global Health: Commission calls on EU to gear up on health actions Why do we need a Communication on global health? There are three reasons why we need this new approach: first, over the last decade, we have not made ...
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25 March 2010

Commission launches the second EU Health Prize for Journalists

IP/10/366 Brussels, 25 March 2010 Commission launches the second EU Health Prize for Journalists Today, the European Commission launches the second EU health prize for journalists in print and on-line articles....
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16 March 2010

Avian Influenza: Highly pathogenic H5N1 virus confirmed in Romania

IP/10/285Brussels, 16 March 2010 Avian Influenza: Highly pathogenic H5N1 virus confirmed in RomaniaThe European Commission will adopt today a decision confirming the risk areas set up by the Romanian authorities in relation to an outbreak of highly pathogenic ...
Under : Communicable diseases

16 March 2010

Key facts about Avian Influenza

MEMO/10/80Brussels, 16 March 2010Key facts about Avian Influenza What is at stake?Avian influenza type H5N1 is a disease currently affecting birds, wild and domestic, in several parts of the world.In the EU, a few sporadic outbreaks have occurred since ...
Under : Communicable diseases

05 March 2010

Call for experts in behavioural psychology

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Under : Dialogue and collaboration : Scientific Committees

05 March 2010

Public consultation on a preliminary opinion: Environmental and health risks posed by depleted uranium

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Under : Dialogue and collaboration : Scientific Committees

02 March 2010

Commission announces upcoming proposal on choice for Member States to cultivate or not GMO's and approves 5 decisions on GMO's

IP/10/222 Brussels, 2 March 2010 Commission announces upcoming proposal on choice for Member States to cultivate or not GMO's and approves 5 decisions on GMO's The European Commission announced today its intention to come up with a proposal by the summer ...
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02 March 2010

Questions and Answers on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's)

MEMO/10/58 Brussels, 2 March 2010 Questions and Answers on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) Why is the Commission taking this Decision for the cultivation of the GM Amflora potato now? The favourable European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion ...
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25 February 2010

Almost 60 % of Europeans have visited a dentist in the last year, Eurobarometer reveals

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Under : Major and chronic diseases

23 February 2010

EU Healthy Eating Campaign "Tasty Bunch" awards the winners of the Treasure Hunt game

IP/10/176 Brussels, 23 February 2010 EU Healthy Eating Campaign "Tasty Bunch" awards the winners of the Treasure Hunt game Four young Europeans proved their excellent knowledge on balanced diet and healthy lifestyle by answering successfully all questions ...
Under : Nutrition and physical activity

12 February 2010

Consumers: 1 in 7 Sunbeds in breach of UV radiation safety limits

IP/10/158 Brussels, 12 February 2010 Consumers: 1 in 7 Sunbeds in breach of UV radiation safety limits Consumers should be aware of the potential risks associated with using sunbeds according to the results of a market surveillance check of sunbeds and ...
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12 February 2010

Questions and Answers on safety of sunbeds

MEMO/10/37 Brussels, 12 February 2010 Questions and Answers on safety of sunbeds What was the objective of this joint action by Member States? The main objective was to verify that new sunbeds and sunbeds offered for use in services (e....
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05 February 2010

Workshop on Synthetic Biology ´From Science to Governance´ – Registration now Open!

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Under : Dialogue and collaboration : Scientific Committees

21 December 2009

Public Consultation for New Nanotechnologies Action Plan

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Under : Nanotechnology

21 December 2009

EU Healthy Eating Campaign: on-line Treasure Hunt game reaches its final stage

IP/09/ 1988 Brussels, 21 December 2009 EU Healthy Eating Campaign: on-line Treasure Hunt game reaches its final stage The young Europeans in EU27are invited to test their knowledge on balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, re-discover the benefits of fruit, ...
Under : Nutrition and physical activity

03 December 2009

Public consultation on a working mandate: Health Effects of Artificial Light

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Under : Dialogue and collaboration : Scientific Committees

27 November 2009

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 30 November and 1 December 2009, Brussels

MEMO/0 9/528 Brussels, 27 November 2009 Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 30 November and 1 December 2009, Brussels Employment and social affairs issues will be discussed on 30 November under the presidency of Sven-OttoLittorin, ...
Under : Tobacco : Alcohol : Communicable diseases : Antimicrobial resistance : Cross-border care

26 November 2009

Commission approves €275 million for the eradication, monitoring and control of animal diseases

IP/09/1826 Brussels, 26 November 2009 Commission approves €275 million for the eradication, monitoring and control of animal diseases Today, the European Commission adopted a financial package of €275 million to support programmes to eradicate, control ...
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18 November 2009

EU Risk Assessment Scientists meet in Brussels to co-ordinate their approach

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18 November 2009

Commission paper lays foundations of discussion to tackle the problem of anti-microbial resistance

IP/09/1732 Brussels, 18 November 2009 Commission paper lays foundations of discussion to tackle the problem of anti-microbial resistance The European Commission presents today a staff working paper that aims to be the basis of discussion on the ways to ...
Under : Communicable diseases : Antimicrobial resistance

30 October 2009

Winners of the EU Health Journalism Prize announced at an award ceremony in Brussels

IP/09/1661 Brussels, 30 October 2009 Winners of the EU Health Journalism Prize announced at an award ceremony in Brussels At an award ceremony held in Brussels last night, the European Commissioner for Health, Androulla Vassiliou, announced the three ...
Under : Communicable diseases : Vaccination : Blood, tissues and organs : Mental health : Major and chronic diseases : Patient safety : Healthcare : Antimicrobial resistance : Cross-border care

30 October 2009

Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health Opening Speech Conference : Influenza at the interface between humans and animals Brussels, 30 October 2009.

SPEECH/ 09/509 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health Opening Speech Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED Conference : Influenza at the interface between humans and animals Brussels, 30 October ...
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26 October 2009

A strategy for combating HIV/AIDS in the EU and neighbouring countries 2009-2013

IP/09/1583 Brussels, 26 October 2009 A strategy for combating HIV/AIDS in the EU and neighbouring countries 2009-2013 Today, the Commission has renewed its efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in the EU and neighbouring countries by adopting a strategy for the period ...
Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

26 October 2009

EC communication "Combating Hiv/Aids in the European Union and neighbouring countries, 2009-2013": questions & answers

MEMO/09/479 Brussels, 26 October 2009 EC communication "Combating Hiv/Aids in the European Union and neighbouring countries, 2009-2013": questions & answers 1. What are the actions proposed in the communication to promote HIV/AIDS policies and how is ...
Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

20 October 2009

Commission takes steps to tackle health inequalities in the EU

IP/09/1550 Strasbourg, 20 October 2009 Commission takes steps to tackle health inequalities in the EU The European Commission has announced today a series of actions to help Member States and other actors tackle the gaps in health which exist between ...
Under : Social determinants and health inequalities

20 October 2009

Questions and Answers on Solidarity in health: Reducing health inequalities in the EU

MEMO/09/467 Strasbourg, 20 October 2009 Questions and Answers on Solidarity in health: Reducing health inequalities in the EU What are health inequalities? Taken literally, the term "health inequalities" means differences in health status between individuals ...
Under : Social determinants and health inequalities

06 October 2009

Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health High level session: "Together for achieving sustainable healthcare in the EU" Speech at the occasion of the "Open Days 2009", at the High level session "Together for achieving sustainable healthcare in the EU" Brussels, 6 October 2009

SPEECH/ 09/444 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health High level session : "Together for achieving sustainable healthcare in the EU" Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED Speec h at the occasion ...
Under : Healthcare

29 September 2009

Working together to fight cancer- President Barroso and Commissioner Vassiliou launch the European Partnership for Action against Cancer

IP/09/1380 Brussels, 29 September 2009 Working together to fight cancer- President Barroso and Commissioner Vassiliou launch the European Partnership for Action against Cancer Today, in Brussels, over 300 cancer organisations, patients and cancer survivors, ...
Under : Major and chronic diseases

29 September 2009

Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health Launch European Partnership against cancer Speech at the launch of the European Partnership against cancer Brussels, 29 September 2009

SPEECH/ 09/421 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health Launch European Partnership against cancer Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED Speec h at the launch of the European Partnership against ...
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28 September 2009

Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health "Animals + Humans = One Health" Opening Speech at the EU Veterinary Week Conference in Brussels Brussels, 28 September 2009

SPEECH/ 09/415 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health "Animals + Humans = One Health" Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED Opening Speech at the EU Veterinary Week Conference in Brussels Brussels, ...
Under : Communicable diseases

25 September 2009

Questions and Answers on the EU Veterinary Week and the World Rabies Day celebration in Brussels

MEMO/09/416 Brussels, 25 September 2009 Questions and Answers on the EU Veterinary Week and the World Rabies Day celebration in Brussels What is the EU Veterinary Week (EVW) and why was it created in 2008? The concept of an EU Veterinary Week (EVW) – ...
Under : Communicable diseases

24 September 2009

Commission welcomes adoption of legislation on plant protection products

IP/09/1354 Bruxelles, le 24 September 2009 Commission welcomes adoption of legislation on plant protection products The Council has adopted today a Regulation to replace the current legislation setting out the rules on the authorisation of plant protection ...
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21 September 2009

Scientific Hearing on the Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies

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15 September 2009

Commission adopts EU strategy on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009

IP/09/1323 Strasbourg, 15 September 2009 Commission adopts EU strategy on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Today, the Commission adopted a strategy paper supporting Member States in their efforts to respond efficiently to the pandemic H1N1 2009....
Under : Communicable diseases

15 September 2009

Questions and Answers on vaccines against pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza

MEMO/09/392 Strasbourg, 15 September 2009 Questions and Answers on vaccines against pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza What is the Commission services' intention outlining a vaccination strategy against pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza? The Commission services' ...
Under : Communicable diseases

15 September 2009

Questions and Answers on Communication to the public and media and on Support to Third Countries in tackling pandemic (H1N1) 2009

MEMO/09/393 Strasbourg, 15 September 2009 Questions and Answers on Communication to the public and media and on Support to Third Countries in tackling pandemic (H1N1) 2009 What is the Commission Staff Working Document on communicating with the public ...
Under : Communicable diseases

11 September 2009

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: Commission hosts Global Health Security conference for G7 countries and Mexico

IP/09/1306 Brussels, 11 September 2009 Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: Commission hosts Global Health Security conference for G7 countries and Mexico Health ministers from the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, US), Mexico and the World Health ...
Under : Communicable diseases

11 September 2009

Questions and Answers on the Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI)

MEMO/09/388 Brussels, 11 September 2009 Questions and Answers on the Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) What is the Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI)? The terrorist attacks in the USA on 11 September 2001 and the subsequent 'anthrax' scare, ...
Under : Communicable diseases : Preparedness and response

11 September 2009

Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) - Special Ministerial Meeting on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009

MEMO/09/390 Brussels, 11 September 2009 Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) - Special Ministerial Meeting on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 We, Ministers/Secretaries/Commissioner of Health today concluded a Special Ministerial Meeting on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 ...
Under : Communicable diseases

25 August 2009

Influenza A (H1N1): EU Health Security Committee agrees statement on target and priority groups for vaccination

IP/09/1252 Brussels, 25 August 2009 Influenza A (H1N1): EU Health Security Committee agrees statement on target and priority groups for vaccination Today the European Union Health Security Committee and the Early Warning and Response authorities (HSC/EWRS) ...
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13 August 2009

Influenza A (H1N1) 2009: EU Health Security Committee agrees statements on school closures and travel advice

IP/09/1234 Brussels, 13 August 2009 I nfluenza A (H1N1) 2009: EU Health Security Committee agrees statements on school closures and travel advice The European Union Health Security Committee and the Early Warning and Response authorities (HSC/EWRS) unanimously ...
Under : Communicable diseases

13 August 2009

Statements of Health Security Committee and Early Warning and Response System

MEMO/09/362 Brussels, 13 August 2009 Statements of Health Security Committee and Early Warning and Response System authorities Statement on School closures The Health Security Committee/ Early Warning and Response System (HSC/EWRS) national contact points ...
Under : Communicable diseases

13 August 2009

Background on the Health Security Committee and the Early Warning and Response System authorities

MEMO/09/363 Brussels, 13 August 2009 Background on the Health Security Committee and the Early Warning and Response System authorities What is the Health Security Committee? The Health Security Committee (HSC) was established by the Council in 2001 on ...
Under : Communicable diseases

22 July 2009

Commission steps up action on Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions

IP/09/1171 Brussels, 22 July 2009 Commission steps up action on Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions Today, the European Commissionadopted concrete proposals to tackle Alzheimer’s disease, dementias and other neurodegenerative conditions. ...
Under : Major and chronic diseases

22 July 2009

Commission approves extra funds to combat Bluetongue and Scrapie

IP/09/1174 Brussels, 22 July 2009 Commission approves extra funds to combat Bluetongue and Scrapie The European Commission decided today to provide additional financial support to the Bluetongue vaccination programmes of various Member States and approved ...
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22 July 2009

Questions and answers on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

MEMO/09/345 Brussels, 22 July 2009 Questions and answers on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias What is the purpose of the Communication on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias? The objective of this Communication is to set out actions providing ...
Under : Major and chronic diseases

22 July 2009

Commission proposal for a Council Recommendation on a pilot joint programming initiative to combat neurodegenerative diseases, in particular alzheimer's

MEMO/09/346 Brussels, 22 July 2009 Commission proposal for a Council Recommendation on a pilot joint programming initiative to combat neurodegenerative diseases, in particular alzheimer's 1. Why is the European Commission proposing for a Council recommendation ...
Under : Major and chronic diseases

22 July 2009

Examples of EU-funded research on neurodegenerative diseases

MEMO/09/347 Brussels, 22 July 2009 Examples of EU-funded research on neurodegenerative diseases This background note provides some examples of research on neurodegenerative diseases supported through the EU's Research Framework Programme....
Under : Major and chronic diseases

16 July 2009

The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed more efficient than ever on its 30th birthday

IP/09/1155 Brussels, 16 July 2009 The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed more efficient than ever on its 30th birthday The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) –an important tool in the EU efforts to ensure food safety– turns 30 this year....
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09 July 2009

'Be Healthy, be yourself' – Commission launches youth health initiative

IP/09/1109 Brussels, 9 July 2009 'Be Healthy, be yourself' – Commission launches youth health initiative Involving young people more actively in developing EU health policies is the aim of an initiative launched today by the European Commissioner for ...
Under : Population groups

09 July 2009

Questions and answers on the EU Youth Health Initiative

MEMO/09/326 Brussels, 9 July 2009 Questions and answers on the EU Youth Health Initiative What do we know about the current state of health of young people in Europe? The health of children and young people in Europe is generally good....
Under : Population groups

08 July 2009

Commission calls for scaling up of seasonal flu vaccination in Europe

IP/09/1103 Brussels, 8 July 2009 Commission calls for scaling up of seasonal flu vaccination in Europe Today, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Council recommendation on seasonal flu vaccination....
Under : Vaccination : Communicable diseases

30 June 2009

Commission calls for Smoke Free Europe by 2012

IP/09/1060 Brussels, 30 June 2009 Commission calls for Smoke Free Europe by 2012 The European Commission adopted today, after extensive consultation, a proposal for a Council Recommendation calling on all Member States to bring in laws to protect their ...
Under : Tobacco

30 June 2009

Questions and answers on the Commission proposal on smoke-free environments

MEMO/09/307 Brussels, 30 June 2009 Questions and answers on the Commission proposal on smoke-free environments What is the purpose of the Recommendation? The aim of the Recommendation is to assist and encourage national efforts to better protect citizens ...
Under : Tobacco

24 June 2009

Fighting Cancer: A European partnership is born

IP/09/996 Brussels, 24 June 2009 Fighting Cancer: A European partnership is born Today, the European Commission reinforces its long-term commitment to the fight against cancer by creating a European Partnership for Action against Cancer....
Under : Major and chronic diseases

24 June 2009

Questions and Answers on Action against Cancer: A European Partnership

MEMO/09/293 Brussels, 24 June 2009 Questions and Answers on Action against Cancer: A European Partnership What is the current burden of cancer in the EU? Every year, around 3.2 million Europeans are diagnosed with cancer, which is also the second most ...
Under : Major and chronic diseases

24 June 2009

European Partnership Action Against Cancer: contribution of EU-funded research

MEMO/09/294 Brussels, 24 June 2009 European Partnership Action Against Cancer: contribution of EU-funded research On 24 June, the European Commission adopted the Communication, 'Action Against Cancer: European Partnership', to support the Member States ...
Under : Major and chronic diseases

22 June 2009

Commission welcomes adoption of feed regulation that will further strengthen food safety in the EU

IP/09/981 Brussels, 22 June 2009 Commission welcomes adoption of feed regulation that will further strengthen food safety in the EU Farmers and pet owners will soon get better information on the feed they buy, a step that will further strengthen food ...
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22 June 2009

Council adopts Commission proposal improving animal treatment at time of slaughter

IP/09/985 Brussels, 22 June 2009 Council adopts Commission proposal improving animal treatment at time of slaughter Conditions for animals at the time of killing will improve considerably as of January 1, 2013, when a regulation, adopted today by the ...
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18 June 2009

State aid: Commission gives France the go-ahead to grant €33 million to Carmat's R&D programme for the development of an artificial heart

IP/09/959 Brussels, 18 th June 2009 State aid: Commission gives France the go-ahead to grant €33 million to Carmat's R&D programme for the development of an artificial heart The European Commission has decided not to raise any objections under the EC ...
Under : Blood, tissues and organs

11 June 2009

Joint Statement of the European Commission and the Czech Presidency: WHO raises the pandemic alert for Influenza AH1N1 from phase 5 to phase 6

IP/09/908 Brussels, 11 June 2009 Joint Statement of the European Commission and the Czech Presidency: WHO raises the pandemic alert for Influenza AH1N1 from phase 5 to phase 6 Today the WHO raised the pandemic alert for Influenza AH1N1 from phase 5 to ...
Under : Communicable diseases

11 June 2009

Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health Speech at Working Seminar on the promotion of the health and wellbeing of children and young people Helsinki, 11 June 2009

SPEECH/ 09/294 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health Commissioner Vassiliou attending the Working Seminar on the promotion of the health and wellbeing of children and young people Figures and graphics available ...
Under : Population groups

28 May 2009

World No Tobacco Day: Commission launches new anti-smoking TV campaign, HELP 2.0

IP/09/848 Brussels, 28 May 2009 World No Tobacco Day: Commission launches new anti-smoking TV campaign, HELP 2.0 To mark the World No Tobacco Day, the Commission launches the second phase of its ‘HELP for a life without tobacco’ campaign....
Under : Tobacco

28 May 2009

Questions and answers on the "HELP 2.0" campaign

MEMO/09 /252 Brussels, 28 May 2009 Questions and answers on the "HELP 2.0" campaign What is the "Help 2.0" campaign? Following on from the first Help campaign, "Help 2.0" targets primarily young people and young adults....
Under : Tobacco

28 May 2009

Questions and answers on tobacco health warnings

MEMO/09/253 Brussels, 28 May 2009 Questions and answers on tobacco health warnings What is the purpose of putting health warnings on tobacco packages? The overall aim is to help reduce tobacco-related death, disease and suffering in the European Union. ...
Under : Tobacco

30 April 2009

EU steps up action on novel flu virus

IP/09/687 Brussels, 30 April 2009 EU steps up action on novel flu virus The Commission is leading EU Member States' coordination efforts to exchange information on surveillance, case definition and measures taken by EU countries to respond to this novel ...
Under : Communicable diseases

30 April 2009

Common case definition on novel flu virus

IP/09/690 Brussels, 30 April 2009 Common case definition on novel flu virus The Commission today adopted a common European definition for the novel flu virus. This will allow for an amendment to Decision 2002/253/EC, which lays down case definitions for ...
Under : Communicable diseases

29 April 2009

Commissioner Vassiliou's meeting with the European Vaccine Manufacturers

IP/09/677 Brussels, 29 April 2009 Commissioner Vassiliou's meeting with the European Vaccine Manufacturers Commissioner Vassiliou met today with pharmaceutical industry representatives, in particular with the European Vaccine Manufacturers, to address ...
Under : Vaccination : Communicable diseases

28 April 2009

Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health, European Commission Press Conference on novel flu virus, Speech delivered at the Press Room in Berlaymont, Brussels, 28 April 2009

SPEECH/09/204 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for HealthEuropean Commission Press Conference on novel flu virus Speech delivered at the Press Room in Berlaymont Brussels, 28 April 2009 Good morning ladies and gentlemen, ...
Under : Communicable diseases

27 April 2009

International scientific agreement on validation of alternatives to animal testing

IP/09/643 Brussels, 27 April 2009 International scientific agreement on validation of alternatives to animal testing Global efforts to promote alternatives to testing on animals receive a significant boost today through the signing of a cooperation agreement ...
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27 April 2009

The validation of alternatives to animal testing

MEMO/09/200 Brussels, 27 April 2009 The validation of alternatives to animal testing 1. What is ECVAM? The European Centre for Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM) is hosted by the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP), which is part ...
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27 April 2009

Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission, Responsible for Health, Statement by Androulla Vassiliou, EU Health Commissioner for Health on the EC's reaction to the novel flu virus outbreak in Mexico, Statement made at the operations room of DG SANCO, on the EC's reaction to the novel flu virus outbreak in Mexico, Brussels, 27 April 2009

SPEECH/09/200 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, Responsible for HealthStatement by Androulla Vassiliou, EU Health Commissioner for Health on the EC's reaction to the novel flu virus outbreak in Mexico Statement made at the operations ...
Under : Communicable diseases

24 April 2009

Questions and Answers on the World Veterinary Day celebration in Brussels

MEMO/09/195 Brussels, 24 April 2009 Questions and Answers on the World Veterinary Day celebration in Brussels What is the World Veterinary Day? The World Veterinary Day was introduced by the World Veterinary Association (founded in 1906) in the year 2000, ...
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23 April 2009

Commissioner Vassiliou welcomes the European Parliament's positive contribution to building a ‘Europe for Patients’

IP/09/631 Brussels, 23 April 2009 Commissioner Vassiliou welcomes the European Parliament's positive contribution to building a ‘Europe for Patients’ Today, the European Parliament voted on three important health policy initiatives; patients' rights in ...
Under : Rare diseases : Patient safety : Cross-border care

22 April 2009

CoR member Piero Marrazzo, President of the Lazio Region: Local authorities must step up their role in prevention and control of healthcare-related diseases

COR/09/44 Brussels, 22 April 2009 CoR member Piero Marrazzo, President of the Lazio Region: Local authorities must step up their role in prevention and control of healthcare-related diseases In Brussels today, the President of the Lazio Region, Piero Marrazzo, ...
Under : Patient safety

22 April 2009

European Commission Assistance to Somalia: fact and figures

MEMO/09/175 Brussels, 22 April 2009 European Commission Assistance to Somalia: fact and figures Humanitarian Aid from the European Commission € 45,8 million for 2008 alone € 87 million since 2005 Focused on nutrition, water and sanitation, livestock, ...
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21 April 2009

All EU Member States now signatories to the agreements to combat illicit trade in tobacco products

IP/09/610 Brussels, 21 April 2009 All EU Member States now signatories to the agreements to combat illicit trade in tobacco products The United Kingdom has joined the 26 other EU Member States and the European Community as a signatory to the 2004 anti-contraband ...
Under : Tobacco

06 April 2009

World Health Day: Commission highlights solidarity in health

IP/09/545 Brussels, 6 April 2009 World Health Day: Commission highlights solidarity in health To mark World Health Day, European Commissioner for Health, Androulla Vassiliou will visit several community health projects in Kenya on 6 and 7 April....
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03 April 2009

EU Health Commissioner launches "Better Training for Safer Food in Africa"

IP/09/537 Brussels, 3 April 2009 EU Health Commissioner launches "Better Training for Safer Food in Africa" In an effort to help developing countries improve their food safety systems for the benefit of their populations and economies, EU Health Commissioner, ...
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03 April 2009

Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health, Opening Speech at the High Level Conference "Better training for safer food", Speech at the High Level Conference "Better training for safer food", Addis Ababa, 3 April 2009

SPEECH/09/173 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for HealthOpening Speech at the High Level Conference "Better training for safer food" Speech at the High Level Conference "Better training for safer food"Addis Ababa, 3 ...
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01 April 2009

Adapting to climate change: the European Union must prepare for the impacts to come

IP/09/519 Brussels, 1 April 2009 Adapting to climate change: the European Union must prepare for the impacts to come The European Commission presented today a White Paper outlining actions needed to strengthen the Union's resilience in coping with a changing ...
Under : Climate change

12 March 2009

Commission completes pesticide review programme – an important step to ensure the protection of health and environment

IP/09/402 Brussels, 12 March 2009 Commission completes pesticide review programme – an important step to ensure the protection of health and environment The European Commission made today an important step forward in its efforts to ensure improved protection ...
Under : Healthy environments

06 March 2009

Report of the workshop on Electro Magnetic Fields (EMF) and Health: Science and Policy to address public concerns

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06 March 2009

International Women's Day – EC Vice President Margot Wallström, and Commissioner for Health, Androulla Vassiliou, to participate in the International Colloquium on Women's Leadership in Liberia

IP/09/367 Brussels, 6 March 2009 International Women's Day – EC Vice President Margot Wallström, and Commissioner for Health, Androulla Vassiliou, to participate in the International Colloquium on Women's Leadership in Liberia Margot Wallström, European ...
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05 March 2009

Commission adopts new rules for the introduction of personal consignments of animal products into the EU

IP/09/361 Brussels, 5 March 2009 Commission adopts new rules for the introduction of personal consignments of animal products into the EU The European Commission adopted today a Regulation on the introduction into the EU of animal products by travellers. ...
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03 March 2009

European Rare Diseases Day: listen to the voice of 12,000 patients

IP/09/345 Brussels, 3 March 2009 European Rare Diseases Day: listen to the voice of 12,000 patients To mark the European Rare Disease Day 2009, Commissioner for Health, Androulla Vassiliou hosted the launch of an important and remarkable book – “The Voice ...
Under : Rare diseases

17 February 2009

Launching the first EU health prize for journalists, part of the Europe for Patients campaign

IP/09/272 Brussels, 17 February 2009 Launching the first EU health prize for journalists, part of the Europe for Patients campaign Today, the European Commission launches the first EU health prize for journalists in print and on-line articles....
Under : Mental health : Vaccination : Major and chronic diseases : Blood, tissues and organs : Health workforce : Rare diseases : Patient safety : Healthcare : Cross-border care : Antimicrobial resistance

17 February 2009

EU Health Prize for Journalists

MEMO/09/69 Brussels, 17 February 2009 EU Health Prize for Journalists Why a Journalist Prize in Health? The Prize is part of the "Europe for patients" campaign, launched by EU Health Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou in September 2008....
Under : Health workforce : Vaccination : Rare diseases : Patient safety : Mental health : Major and chronic diseases : Healthcare : Blood, tissues and organs : Cross-border care : Antimicrobial resistance

05 February 2009

European Commission welcomes European Parliament's vote on Animal Feed Regulation

IP/09/221 Brussels, 05 February 2009 European Commission welcomes European Parliament's vote on Animal Feed Regulation Today the European Parliament adopted in first reading a Regulation to replace the current legislation on marketing and use of feed, ...
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27 January 2009

Meglena Kuneva, European Consumer Commissioner, Keynote Speech, Personal Music Players Stakeholders' Conference, Brussels, 27 January 2009

SPEECH/09/22 Meglena Kuneva European Consumer Commissioner Keynote Speech Personal Music Players Stakeholders' Conference Brussels, 27 January 2009 Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to welcome you today to this conference on personal music players organised ...
Under : Scientific Committees : Dialogue and collaboration

22 January 2009

Europe needs to intensify and double cancer screening, concludes Commission report

IP/09/113 Brussels, 22 January 2009 Europe needs to intensify and double cancer screening, concludes Commission report Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the European Union. Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer accounts for 32% of cancer ...
Under : Screening and genetics : Major and chronic diseases

22 January 2009

Overview of the current coverage of population-based screening programmes for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer across the EU

MEMO/09/20 Brussels, 22 January 2009 Overview of the current coverage of population-based screening programmes for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer across the EU Figure 1. The Distribution of Breast Cancer Screening Programmes Based on Mammography ...
Under : Screening and genetics : Major and chronic diseases

13 January 2009

European Commission welcomes European Parliament's vote on Plant Protection Products Regulation

IP/09/47 Brussels, 13 January 2009 European Commission welcomes European Parliament's vote on Plant Protection Products Regulation Today the European Parliament adopted in second reading a Regulation to replace the current legislation on plant protection ...
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15 December 2008

Commission takes steps to promote patient safety in Europe

IP/08/1973 Brussels, 15 December 2008 Commission takes steps to promote patient safety in Europe Each year, in the EU, between 8% and 12% of patients admitted to hospitals suffer harm from the healthcare they receive, including from healthcare associated ...
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15 December 2008

Commission launches a public consultation on the future of Europe's workforce for health

IP/08/1974 Brussels, 15 December 2008 Commission launches a public consultation on the future of Europe's workforce for health The European Commission adopted a green paper on the EU workforce for health....
Under : Health workforce

15 December 2008

Questions and Answers on patient safety, including the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections

MEMO/08/788 Brussels, 15 December 2008 Questions and Answers on patient safety, including the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections What is patient safety?Patient safety is defined as freedom for a patient from unnecessary harm or ...
Under : Patient safety

15 December 2008

Androulla VASSILIOU, Member of the European Commission responsible for Health, 'Healthy Habits for a Healthy Society', School Fruit conference: a healthy start for our children, promoting school fruit schemes in the European Union, Brussels, 15 December 2008

SPEECH/08/709 Androulla VASSILIOU Member of the European Commission responsible for Health'Healthy Habits for a Healthy Society' School Fruit conference: a healthy start for our children, promoting school fruit schemes in the European UnionBrussels, 15 ...
Under : Population groups : Nutrition and physical activity

12 December 2008

A Healthy Start for our Children: Commission conference on the School Fruit Scheme

IP/08/1958 Brussels, 12 December 2008 A Healthy Start for our Children: Commission conference on the School Fruit Scheme The European Commission is holding a conference on the EU-wide School Fruit Scheme on the 15-16 December 2008, which will be open ...
Under : Population groups : Nutrition and physical activity

09 December 2008

Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health, Reducing the Burden of Cancer in Europe - Cancer screening saves lives , Speech delivered during the forum of MEPs against Cancer, European Parliament, Brussels, 9 December 2008

SPEECH/08/689 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health Reducing the Burden of Cancer in Europe - Cancer screening saves lives Speech delivered during the forum of MEPs against Cancer, European ParliamentBrussels, 9 ...
Under : Major and chronic diseases

08 December 2008

Saving Lives - Commission acts to improve organ donation across Europe

IP/08/1907 Brussels, 8 December 2008 Saving Lives - Commission acts to improve organ donation across Europe Today, the Commission adopted important safety and quality measures for organ donation and a 10 point action plan to work with Member States on ...
Under : Blood, tissues and organs

08 December 2008

Q&A: EU Directive and Action Plan on organ donation and transplantation

MEMO/08/774 Brussels, 8th December 2008 Q&A: EU Directive and Action Plan on organ donation and transplantation What mandate does the European Commission have to take action in the field of human organs? Since 1999, the EU has had the mandate, under Article ...
Under : Blood, tissues and organs

05 December 2008

Health security: Building stronger global collaboration

IP/08/1892 Brussels, 5 December 2008 Health security: Building stronger global collaboration Today, health ministers from G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, US), Mexico and the World Health Organisation attend the 9th ministerial ...
Under : Preparedness and response

05 December 2008

Communiqué: 9 th Ministerial Meeting of the Global Health Security Initiative

MEMO/08/769 Brussels, 5 December 2008 Communiqué: 9th Ministerial Meeting of the Global Health Security Initiative Conclusions of the 9th Ministerial Meeting of the Global Health Security Initiative held in Brussels on the 5th of December 2008....
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01 December 2008

World AIDS Day 2008 – European Commission calls for focus on prevention and HIV testing

IP/08/1871 Brussels, 1 December 2008 World AIDS Day 2008 – European Commission calls for focus on prevention and HIV testing Twenty-five years after HIV was first isolated by researchers, there is still no cure or vaccine against AIDS....
Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

18 November 2008

Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health, Speech at the launch of the 1<sup>st</sup> European Antibiotic Awareness Day , Speech at the launch of the 1<sup>st</sup> European Antibiotic Awareness Day. , EP Strasbourg, 18 November 2008

SPEECH/08/628 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health Speech at the launch of the 1st European Antibiotic Awareness Day Speech at the launch of the 1st European Antibiotic Awareness Day....
Under : Communicable diseases : Antimicrobial resistance

17 November 2008

Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health, The importance of international co-operation in the effectiveness of health systems , Second Euromed Ministerial Conference on Health: "Euromed Countries Together for Health" , Egypt, 17 November 2008

SPEECH/08/624 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health The importance of international co-operation in the effectiveness of health systems Second Euromed Ministerial Conference on Health: "Euromed Countries Together ...
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11 November 2008

Commission calls for a European focus on rare diseases

IP/08/1681 Brussels, 11th November 2008 Commission calls for a European focus on rare diseases The European Commission adopted today a Communication and a proposal for a Council Recommendation on rare diseases setting out an overall Community strategy ...
Under : Rare diseases

11 November 2008

Questions and Answers on the EU Approach to Tackling Rare Diseases

MEMO/08/689 Brussels, 11th November 2008 Questions and Answers on the EU Approach to Tackling Rare Diseases What are rare diseases? Rare diseases are primarily disorders of genetic origin, but also include rare cancers, auto-immune diseases, toxic and ...
Under : Rare diseases

10 November 2008

Danuta Hübner encourages Switzerland to step up cooperation with EU

IP/08/1667 Brussels, 10 November 2008 Danuta Hübner encourages Switzerland to step up cooperation with EU Danuta Hübner, European Commissioner for regional policy, is today in Berne and Lucerne to take part in a series of meetings on relations between ...
Under : Health and structural funds

10 November 2008

Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health, One health: healthy animals = healthy people, Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou launches the 1<sup>st</sup> European Veterinary Week in Autoworld in the Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, 10 November 2008

SPEECH/08/600 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for HealthOne health: healthy animals = healthy people Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou launches the 1st European Veterinary Week in Autoworld in the Parc du CinquantenaireBrussels, ...
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07 November 2008

European Veterinary Week: Raising awareness about health risks at border crossings and in farms

IP/08/1651 Brussels, 7 November 2008 European Veterinary Week: Raising awareness about health risks at border crossings and in farms Over the next week, travellers entering or exiting the European Union will be reminded actively and creatively of the ...
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03 November 2008

Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health, Alzheimer's disease: Dimensions and Challenges , Speech during the French Presidency Conference ''The fight against Alzheimer's and Related Diseases'', Paris, 31 October 2008

SPEECH/08/575 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health Alzheimer's disease: Dimensions and Challenges Speech during the French Presidency Conference ''The fight against Alzheimer's and Related Diseases''Paris, 31 October ...
Under : Ageing : Major and chronic diseases

29 October 2008

Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health, Future challenges for EU health policies, Speech at Conference ''Delivering for Tomorrow's European Consumers'', Brussels, 29 October 2008

SPEECH/08/565 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for HealthFuture challenges for EU health policies Speech at Conference ''Delivering for Tomorrow's European Consumers''Brussels, 29 October 2008 Ladies and Gentlemen, I ...
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13 October 2008

Scientists warn of health risks from exposure to noise from personal music players

IP/08/1492 Brussels 13 October, Scientists warn of health risks from exposure to noise from personal music players, Listening to personal music players at a high volume over a sustained period can lead...
Under : Scientific Committees

09 October 2008

Europeans are very sceptical about animal cloning for food production, Eurobarometer reveals

IP/08/1478 Brussels, 9 October 2008 Europeans are very sceptical about animal cloning for food production, Eurobarometer reveals A Flash Eurobarometer study, presented by the European Commission today, reveals that European citizens have a generally negative ...
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30 September 2008

Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Health, Europe for Patients, Launch for the ''Europe for Patients'' Campaign, Brussels, 30 September 2008

SPEECH/08/475 Androulla Vassiliou Member of the European Commission, responsible for HealthEurope for Patients Launch for the ''Europe for Patients'' CampaignBrussels, 30 September 2008 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to welcome you to the launch ...
Under : Mental health : Vaccination : Antimicrobial resistance : Communicable diseases : Major and chronic diseases : Blood, tissues and organs : Health workforce : Healthcare : Rare diseases : Patient safety : Cross-border care

02 July 2008

Commission adopts proposal for directive on patients' rights in cross-border healthcare

IP/08/1080 Brussels, 2 July 2008 Commission adopts proposal for directive on patients' rights in cross-border healthcare As part of the Renewed Social Agenda, the Commission adopted today a proposal for a directive to facilitate the application of European ...
Under : Cross-border care

02 July 2008

Questions and Answers on the draft Directive on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare

MEMO/08/473 Brussels, 2 July 2008 Questions and Answers on the draft Directive on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare What does this proposal mean for citizens and patients? This draft Directive clarifies the rights of patients ...
Under : Cross-border care

13 June 2008

Europe's mental health in the spotlight

IP/08/933 Brussels, 13 June 2008 Europe's mental health in the spotlight Commissioner for Health Androulla Vassiliou launches the European Pact for Mental Health and Well-Being at the High Level Conference on Mental Health in Brussels today....
Under : Mental health

13 June 2008

Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Health, "Together for Mental Health and Well-being", High-level conference on Mental Health, Brussels, 13 June 2008

SPEECH/08/332 Androulla Vassiliou Commissioner for Health"Together for Mental Health and Well-being" High-level conference on Mental HealthBrussels, 13 June 2008 Royal Highness, Ministers, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today is an important day for mental health, ...
Under : Mental health

06 June 2008

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 9-10 June 2008, Luxembourg

MEMO/08/367 Brussels, 6 June 2008 Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 9-10 June 2008, Luxembourg The Employment,Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council will meet in Luxembourg on 9 and 10June....
Under : Nutrition and physical activity : Health strategy : Antimicrobial resistance : Major and chronic diseases

03 June 2008

EUR 440 million in support of RDI, regional accessibility and health system infrastructure in Hungary

[Graphic in PDF & Word format] BEI/08/42 Luxembourg, 3 June 2008 EUR440 million in support of RDI, regional accessibility and health system infrastructure in Hungary The European Investment Bank (EIB)’s EUR275 million loan to Hungary is for research, ...
Under : Healthcare

03 June 2008

José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission, "European Chemicals Agency: Turning REACH into Reality, Inauguration of the European Chemical Agency , Helsinki, 3 June 2008

SPEECH/08/298 José Manuel Durão Barroso President of the European Commission"European Chemicals Agency: Turning REACH into Reality Inauguration of the European Chemical Agency Helsinki, 3 June 2008 Prime Minister, Vice-President Onesta, Vice-President ...
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02 June 2008

Europe in Figures - Eurostat Yearbook 2008 The diversity of the EU through statistics

STAT/08/752 June 2008 Europe in Figures - Eurostat Yearbook 2008 The diversity of the EU through statistics What was the population growth in the EU27 over the last 10 years? In which Member State is it most common to own a house? Which Member State has ...
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30 May 2008

World No Tobacco Day: EU Tobacco Advertising Ban Effective, concludes EU report.

IP/08/827 Brussels, 30 May 2008 World No Tobacco Day: EU Tobacco Advertising Ban Effective, concludes EU report. Less than three years after its entry into force the EU advertising ban has proven its effectiveness....
Under : Tobacco

16 April 2008

46 businesses and NGOs take action to curb alcohol abuse in Europe

IP/08/589 - EU Commissioner for Health, Androulla Vassiliou welcomed the commitments made by 46 businesses and non-governmental organisations to curb alcohol abuse at the European Alcohol and Health Forum in Brussels, today...
Under : Alcohol

19 March 2008

SCENIHR opinion on the safety of DEHP and its alternatives in medical devices

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Under : Scientific Committees

04 February 2008

Commission proposes to continue financing Community Tobacco Fund to pay for awareness-raising on dangers of tobacco

IP/08/178 - The European Commission today proposed to extend the financing of the Community Tobacco Fund for the next two years. Since the reform of the Common Market Organisation for tobacco in 2004, the Fund has financed information policies to improve public awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco consumption...
Under : Tobacco

10 January 2008

Avian Influenza: Member States endorse measures for Poland and Germany

IP/08/27 - Following recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Poland and Germany, the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health today voted in favour of a Decision confirming the eradication and control measures taken by those two Member States.
Under : Communicable diseases

10 January 2008

Avian influenza H5N1 confirmed in three wild swans in the United Kingdom: authorities applying precautionary measures

IP/08/29 - The UK authorities have today informed the European Commission of the confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza in three wild swans at a bird sanctuary in Dorset. At the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health, the UK delegation reported that laboratory tests carried out by the Community Reference Laboratory in Weybridge confirmed that it is the H5N1 strain of the virus. There have been no positive cases of H5N1 in wild birds in the EU since mid-August 2007.
Under : Communicable diseases

04 December 2007

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, 5-6 December 2007, Brussels

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.
Under : Communicable diseases : Sexually transmitted diseases : Nutrition and physical activity : Blood, tissues and organs : Health strategy : Social determinants and health inequalities

03 December 2007

Avian Influenza: Member States endorse measures for Poland, Romania and UK

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.
Under : Communicable diseases

30 November 2007

Questions and Answers on HIV/AIDS

MEMO/07/531
Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

30 November 2007

World AIDS Day – As important as ever to remain vigilant and increase awareness, the Commission notes

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
Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

13 November 2007

Avian influenza H5N1 confirmed in UK: control measures being applied

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.
Under : Communicable diseases

08 November 2007

Tackling Childhood Obesity: European Day of Healthy Food and Cooking

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.
Under : Nutrition and physical activity

24 October 2007

Commission refers Finland to the European Court of Justice a second time over tobacco for oral use

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.
Under : Tobacco

21 October 2007

Together for Health – A Strategic Approach for the EU, 2008-2013

IP/07/1571 - The European Commission adopted today a Health Strategy setting out the direction for Community Health action in the years to come .
Under : Health strategy

14 September 2007

Too few Europeans undergo colorectal cancer and prostate checks ups, Eurobarometer reveals.

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.
Under : Major and chronic diseases

10 September 2007

First Annual Nanotechnology Safety for Success Dialogue

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Under : Nanotechnology

30 August 2007

Commission and UEFA kick off football season with joint TV campaign promoting physical activity

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.
Under : Nutrition and physical activity

27 August 2007

Avian Influenza: Highly pathogenic H5N1 virus confirmed in Bavaria

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.
Under : Communicable diseases

08 August 2007

EU Technical Guidance for chemicals requires nanomaterial-related modifications

E-News
Under : Scientific Committees : Nanotechnology

13 July 2007

Commission launches consultation process on smokeless tobacco products

E-News
Under : Scientific Committees

11 July 2007

Commission adopts a Green paper on bio-preparedness

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.
Under : Preparedness and response

04 July 2007

Avian Influenza confirmed in wild birds in another region in Germany and suspected in France and Austria

IP/07/1013 - The Commission has been informed by the French and the Austrian authorities of new suspected cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild birds in their territories.
Under : Communicable diseases

26 June 2007

Consultation launched on Nanomaterials in cosmetic products

E-News
Under : Scientific Committees

25 June 2007

Avian influenza H5N1 confirmed in wild swans in Germany: authorities applying precautionary measures

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.
Under : Communicable diseases

21 June 2007

Avian Influenza: H5N1 virus confirmed in turkey farm in the Czech Republic

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.
Under : Communicable diseases

12 June 2007

Europeans dissatisfied with information on potential EMF health risks

E-News
Under : Electromagnetic fields

08 June 2007

WHO Director General Margaret Chan makes first visit to Commission to discuss enhanced collaboration on health

IP/07/783 - Dr Margaret Chan, the Director General of the World Health Organization, will visit the European Commission next Tuesday 12 June.
Under : Preparedness and response : Climate change

07 June 2007

European Commission, businesses and NGO's create Forum to battle alcohol-related harm

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.
Under : Alcohol

01 June 2007

EU Health Strategy: consultation shows support for increased EU cooperation to improve and protect health

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.
Under : Health strategy

31 May 2007

Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: EU Member States agree on coordinated measures concerning infected air passenger

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.
Under : Communicable diseases

30 May 2007

Q&A on organ donation and transplantation in the EU

MEMO/07/212
Under : Blood, tissues and organs

30 May 2007

Commission proposes actions to increase organ donations and transplants

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.
Under : Blood, tissues and organs

30 May 2007

Eight out of ten Europeans favour organ donor cards, Eurobarometer reveals

IP/07/719 - Eight out of ten Europeans support the use of organ donor cards, although only 12% actually carry one, according to a Eurobarometer survey on organ donation published today.
Under : Blood, tissues and organs

30 May 2007

White Paper on Nutrition: Commission proposes EU-wide efforts to tackle the obesity epidemic

IP/07/720 - The European Commission today adopted a White Paper setting out a wide range of proposals on how the EU can tackle nutrition, overweight and obesity related health issues.
Under : Nutrition and physical activity

29 May 2007

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, Brussels, 30-31 May 2007

MEMO/07/211 - The Council meeting will take place in Brussels on 30 and 31 May.
Under : Tobacco : Healthy environments : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases : Nutrition and physical activity

22 May 2007

Questions and answers on Tobacco

MEMO/07/200
Under : Tobacco

22 May 2007

World No Tobacco Day: more Europeans support smoke-free policies, new Eurobarometer reveals

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.
Under : Tobacco

15 May 2007

European Commission launches "EU Mini-chefs," a website for children on healthy cooking

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.
Under : Nutrition and physical activity

20 April 2007

Consultation backs EU action on health services

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.
Under : Healthcare

11 April 2007

Nanomaterials to be specified in the EU Technical Guidance for chemicals

E-News
Under : Scientific Committees

03 April 2007

Bringing the results of the Scientific Committees closer to the public

E-News
Under : Scientific Committees

29 March 2007

Commission to extend hair dye assessment in view of new data on sensitisation

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...
Under : Scientific Committees

29 March 2007

Commission to extend hair dye assessment in view of new data on sensitisation

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.
Under : Dialogue and collaboration : Scientific Committees

20 March 2007

Taking on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis: Commissioner Kyprianou discusses priorities for action with ECDC

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).
Under : Communicable diseases

14 March 2007

Europeans support alcohol health warnings to protect vulnerable, Eurobarometer reveals

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.
Under : Alcohol

28 February 2007

Commissioner Kyprianou on official visit to US

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.
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21 February 2007

Commission launches consultation process on indoor air quality

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Under : Scientific Committees

06 February 2007

Avian Influenza: UK measures endorsed; Member States urged to tighten protection measures against H5N1

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.
Under : Communicable diseases

03 February 2007

Avian Influenza: H5N1 virus confirmed in UK

IP/07/134 - Yesterday evening the European Commission was informed by the UK authorities of a suspected outbreak of avian influenza in Suffolk, in the east of England.
Under : Communicable diseases

30 January 2007

Questions and answers on the Green Paper on a smoke-free Europe

MEMO/07/37
Under : Healthy environments : Tobacco

30 January 2007

Commission launches public debate on the best way to promote smoke-free environments

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.
Under : Healthy environments : Tobacco

24 January 2007

Avian Influenza: Highly pathogenic H5 virus confirmed in Hungary

IP/07/97 - The European Commission has been informed by the Hungarian authorities today of an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Csongràd County, south-east Hungary.
Under : Communicable diseases

05 December 2006

Mental health: Commission releases report about Green paper consultation and publishes Eurobarometer survey

Today the Commission published a report about the results of a consultation on a European Commission Green paper on Mental Health, launched in October 2005. On the same occasion, it presented the results of an Eurobarometer survey on mental wellbeing.
Under : Mental health

30 November 2006

EU Health Programme: Commissioner Kyprianou welcomes Council political agreement

Today in Brussels the Health Ministers Council reached a political agreement on the EU Health Programme 2007-2013. A formal common position will have to be adopted by the Council in early 2007, and the Programme will have to go through the European Parliament in second reading.
Under : Health programme

30 November 2006

European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection

Markos Kyprianou - European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection. Closing Speech and presentation of the award for the best European HIV/AIDS awareness television commercial AIDS. Remember Me? European Commission Night of the HIV/AIDS Television Commercials. Kinepolis, Brussels, 30 November 2006
Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

28 November 2006

Health services: Commissioner Kyprianou and European Health Ministers to hold first round table discussion

European Health Ministers will tomorrow hold a first round table discussion on health services, hosted by Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner Markos Kyprianou. This follows up on the debate held by the European Commission on 5 September, and the Communication adopted on 26th September which launched a broad public consultation on this issue.
Under : Healthcare

27 November 2006

Night of the HIV/AIDS television commercials - Kinepolis, Brussels, 30 November 2006, 18.30.


Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

20 November 2006

Cat and dog fur: Commission proposes total EU ban

The European Commission has today adopted a proposal to ban the import, export and sale of cat and dog fur in the EU. There is evidence that cat and dog fur is being placed on the European market, usually undeclared as such or disguised as synthetic and other types of fur.
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16 November 2006

European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection Opening address

Markos Kyprianou - European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection Opening address: tackling obesity in Europe; WHO Conference on Obesity - Istanbul, 15 November 2006
Under : Nutrition and physical activity

15 November 2006

AIDS - remember me? Commission launches online vote for best EU HIV/AIDS awareness commercial

The European Commission today launched the _AIDS - Remember me?_ campaign website, paving the way for a _Night of the HIV/AIDS TV commercials_ to be held at the Kinepolis cinema in Brussels 30 November, the eve of World AIDS Day.
Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

15 November 2006

Questions and answers on EU action on fighting HIV/AIDS


Under : Sexually transmitted diseases : Communicable diseases

09 November 2006

Member States back a series of veterinary and food safety decisions for after Enlargement

Commission proposals on a number of food safety and animal health issues linked to the forthcoming accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU, have been backed by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health. Member State veterinary experts voted in favour of granting a list of food establishments transitional periods in which to finish upgrading to EU standards.
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09 November 2006

Bluetongue: Restriction zone extended; New outbreaks in Sardinia and Portugal

A Commission Decision to extend the bluetongue restriction zone in Germany, due to further outbreaks of the disease, was backed by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health yesterday. The latest outbreaks have occurred in North-Rhine Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, and in Denekamp in the Netherlands close to the border with Germany.
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09 November 2006

Commission approves over _11.5 million to tackle animal diseases in Bulgaria and Romania in 2007

A draft Commission Decision to allocate up to _11 506 000 to Bulgaria and Romania for the monitoring, eradication and control of animal diseases in 2007, was backed by the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health yesterday.
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09 November 2006