By Director General of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety Xavier Prats Monné.
Lithuania and Ireland have joined today the list of EU countries recognised as capable to carry out good manufacturing practice (GMP) with regard to inspections of sites that manufacture human medicines. This brings the total number of countries accepted by the FDA to 14.
Tobacco use remains the single biggest cause of chronic disease and avoidable death in the EU. Commissioner Andriukaitis highlights the past and current actions taken at EU level.
Health will have a strong dimension in the next EU budget. Following the adoption of the new Multiannual Financial Framework for the period 2021-2027 on 2 May, the Commission has adopted today the legislative proposal for a new European Social Fund Plus (ESF+).
by Dr. Beatriz Domínguez-Gil, Chairperson of the European Committee on Organ Transplantation.
By Xavier Prats Monné, Director- General for Health and Food Safety.
The Commission is issuing a set of recommendations for how the EU can strengthen cooperation in the fight against diseases that can be prevented with vaccines. This follows President Juncker's call, in his 2017 State of the Union address, for action to increase vaccination coverage and to ensure that everyone in the EU has access to vaccines.
The European Commission is putting forward a set of measures to increase the availability of data in the EU, building on previous initiatives to boost the free flow of non-personal data in the Digital Single Market.
The Consultation has found that the legislation has made blood, tissues and cells safer in the EU, but that it is not up-to-date with scientific, technological, epidemiological or societal developments.
Deputy Director-General for Health and Food Safety Martin Seychell discusses the Steering Group he chairs on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases.