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European Health Insurance Card: almost 200 million Europeans already carry one 24/06/2014

European Health Insurance Card: almost 200 million Europeans already carry one

Almost 200 million Europeans already have the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), according to the latest figures available for 2013. This represents 37.4% of the insured population in the EU. The number of EHIC holders is steadily increasing, with 8 million more citizens carrying it in 2013 compared to the previous year (+4%).

Commission expresses concerns about refusals by Spanish public hospitals to recognise European Health Insurance Card 30/05/2013

Commission expresses concerns about refusals by Spanish public hospitals to recognise European Health Insurance Card

The European Commission has requested information from Spain about complaints that Spanish hospitals providing public healthcare are refusing to recognise the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Smartphone app to ensure stress-free travel this summer 05/06/2012

Smartphone app to ensure stress-free travel this summer

Just in time for the summer holidays, the EURO 2012 Football Championship and the London 2012 Olympics, the European Commission has launched an application for smartphones explaining how to use the European Health Insurance Card.

Facilitating access to cross-border eHealth services: a task for the European Health Insurance Card? 20/04/2012

Facilitating access to cross-border eHealth services: a task for the European Health Insurance Card?

The European Health Insurance Card is being used in epSOS, a pilot project co-financed by the European Commission, which aims at developing cross-border eHealth services to improve the quality and safety of healthcare for citizens travelling to another European country.

Ironing out cross-border workers' sickness benefits 19/03/2012

Ironing out cross-border workers' sickness benefits

EU citizens working in one country but living across the border are at the heart of an EU-funded project called SSCALA, on the coordination of social security systems in the France-Belgium-Luxembourg-Germany border regions.

Commission requests Spain to end refusal of European Health Insurance Cards to non-Spanish EU nationals 24/11/2011

Commission requests Spain to end refusal of European Health Insurance Cards to non-Spanish EU nationals

The European Commission has requested Spain to end its refusal to issue European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) to non-Spanish EU nationals who are neither employed, self-employed nor state pensioners, but who are entitled to healthcare on the basis of their residence in the Spanish Autonomous Communities of Andalusia and Valencia.

Commission requests Greece to end obligation for Greek pensioners to maintain Greek bank accounts 26/10/2011

Commission requests Greece to end obligation for Greek pensioners to maintain Greek bank accounts

The European Commission has requested Greece to end its practice of requiring foreign workers benefiting from a Greek old-age pension to open and keep a bank account at the National Bank of Greece S.A. (NBG).

Commission requests Italy to pay family benefits to cross-border workers 26/10/2011

Commission requests Italy to pay family benefits to cross-border workers

The European Commission has requested Italy to comply with its obligations under EU law to pay certain family allowances given by the region of Trentino-Alto Adige and the province of Bolzano to people working there but living in Austria.

Commission requests Luxembourg to end suspension of unemployment benefits 26/10/2011

Commission requests Luxembourg to end suspension of unemployment benefits

The European Commission has requested Luxembourg to end the practice of denying unemployment benefits due, solely on the basis of its national legislation, to persons receiving a pension from another EU Member State.

Commission refers Italy to Court for discrimination in access to public sector posts 26/10/2011

Commission refers Italy to Court for discrimination in access to public sector posts

The European Commission has decided to refer Italy to the EU's Court of Justice because of discrimination against nationals of other Member States as regards public sector jobs.


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