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10 December 2018

The European Commission and its Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) published the final Opinion on the public health impacts and risks resulting from onshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the EU. An explanatory factsheet on this Opinion in layman language is also available.

07 December 2018

The Health Ministers of the EU adopted a Council Recommendation on strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases.

05 December 2018

Participants to the conference "Evidence into Practice - Action on Health Inequalities" will discuss a wide range of topics such as addressing and reducing behaviour-related health inequalities and strategies for getting evidence into policy and action.

29 November 2018

The new Director-General for Health and Food Safety, Anne Bucher, discusses the State of Health in the EU, a two-year cycle of in-depth analysis that strengthens health system knowledge available to both the Member States and the Commission.

29 November 2018

Agreement now operational between 20 EU Member States and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

29 November 2018

This infographic explains and visualizes the Weight of Evidence process as applied by the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER)

22 November 2018

The Commission and the OECD published their “Health at a Glance: Europe” 2018 report, with analyses of the health status of EU citizens and the performance of health systems.

21 November 2018

The two-day event brings together more than 400 participants, such as the representatives of EU and national institutions, healthcare providers and medical professionals, and patients' representatives to discuss the results so far and the challenges ahead. Follow it live!

15 November 2018

New factsheet highlighting the changes made in this new version of the SCCS Notes of Guidance for the testing of cosmetic ingredients and their safety evaluation

15 November 2018

EU-Health Award Jury Member and Principal Adviser for Health and Crisis Management in the European Commission, Dr Isabel de la Mata, talks about the award just days after the 2018 prize ceremony held on 12 November in Brussels.