The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaits, spoke today to the Oireachtas Health Committee. In his speech, he said: "I believe the time has come to focus efforts on promoting good health; so that people can live and work in good health, and continue contributing to society as they grow older. Investing in people's good health pays off – in terms of fostering a productive workforce, preventing avoidable chronic diseases and its healthcare and social costs, preventing absenteeism and early retirement."
See below for the full text of the Commissioner's speech.
European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, is holding a Citizens' Dialogue in Dublin today (22 May) starting at 4.45 p.m. Follow the live stream below.
In addition to health and food safety topics, the Commissioner is inviting citizens to discuss the present and the future of the EU.
On Thursday, 1 June, Phil Hogan, the EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Affairs will host a Citizens’ Dialogue in Kilkenny where members of the public will have an opportunity to interact with him in a discussion on where the EU is headed and Ireland’s position in that forward path.
Among the topics for discussion will be Brexit, the future of the Common Agricultural Policy and the options for the future of the EU as outlined in the White Paper.
In cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Ireland, the Embassy of Hungary in Dublin is hosting a photography exhibition on ’’Hungarian Freedom Fighters”. The photos of the 1848 Hungarian freedom fighters were taken by photographer József Plohn in 1902 and the photos of the 1956 Hungarian revolutionaries were taken by photographer Mihály Dömötör in 2006 respectively.