These rules clarify the measures that EU countries and economic operators need to enact to put in place the EU-wide tracking and tracing system for tobacco products foreseen under the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU), which aims to fight illicit tobacco trade (articles 15 and 16).
By Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission's Health and Food Safety Directorate General and chair of the Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non Communicable Diseases.
The Work Programme 2018 will focus resources on the promotion of health and prevention of non-communicable diseases, European Reference Networks, strengthening preparedness and response to serious cross-border health threats and the implementation of EU legislation on medical devices.
The kick-off meeting of the Joint Action on Tobacco Control (JATC) takes place today and tomorrow (12-13 December) in Athens, Greece. The JATC was set up in order to support the implementation of the EU Tobacco Products Directive, which lays down rules governing the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products.
European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, looks at some of the Commission's findings, based on lessons learned during the two-year 'State of Health in the EU' cycle.
The prize aims to reward outstanding initiatives by NGOs which have helped achieve higher levels of public health for Europeans through vaccination.
The European Commission just published 28 Country Health Profiles and a Companion Report, which provide an in-depth and clear analysis of EU Member States' health systems.
The meeting features the ceremony for the EU Health Award 2017 for NGOs promoting vaccination by Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety (live streaming @13:30). The Commissioner will congratulate all shortlisted candidates.
The new Guidelines adapt the GMP requirements to the specific characteristics of ATMPs and address novel scenarios such as decentralised manufacturing, automated production, and reconstitution of ATMPs.
Editorial by Martin Seychell, Deputy Director-General for Health and Food Safety.