Legal basis of EU policy
In November 2008, the Commission adopted a Communication and a proposal for a Council Recommendation on rare diseases. They set out an overall EU strategy to support Member States in diagnosing, treating and caring for the 36 million EU citizens with rare diseases.
Communication from the Commission
Following from the European Parliament on the Council Recommendation
Following from the European Economic and Social Committee on the Council Recommendation
- Commission calls for a European focus on rare diseases
- Questions and Answers on the EU Approach to Tackling Rare Diseases
Consultation regarding Community action on rare diseases