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  29 January 2021  

Health and Food Safety Newsletter

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In the spotlight
Bold steps towards a stronger European Health Union for the future

Pierre Delsaux is the Commission’s new Deputy Director General for Health, and was previously the Deputy Director General for Space and for Research and Innovation in the Directorate General for Defence Industry and Space. He finds the same spirit of exploration and innovation at DG SANTE, where plans are underway to forge a stronger European Health Union.

Commissioner's corner
“10 months into this pandemic and 6 months after we presented the Vaccines Strategy, citizens are being vaccinated with two safe and effective vaccines across the EU” - Remarks at the press conference on key actions for a united front to beat COVID-19
In numbers
EU4Health overall amount

Source: European Parliament

Top tweets
– Stella Kyriakides (@SKyriakidesEU) 19 January 2021

European and global unity, coordination and vigilance is the key to keeping each other safe. If we work together, we can start to see a light at the end of the tunnel. https://europa.eu/!hG97TW

– EU Food Safety #EUFarm2Fork (@Food_EU) 18 January 2021

#Pesticides must be used in a sustainable way in the EU. We have just launched an open public consultation initiative to review options for further reducing pesticides use. #HaveYourSay until 12 April #EUGreenDeal #EUFarm2Fork

Upcoming Events

3 February 2021
Adoption by the Commission of the Europe's beating cancer plan

4 February 2021
World Cancer Day

Get involved
Cross-border healthcare – evaluation of patients’ rights
Deadline 11/02/2021
Call for best practices on the prevention of non-communicable on the EU Best Practice Portal
Deadline 28/02/2021
Register to endorse the 2020 Health Policy Platform Thematic Networks Joint Statements
Deadline 15/03/2021
Launch of the Open Public Consultation on the Revision of Directive on blood, tissues & cells
Deadline 15/04/2021
Pesticides – sustainable use (updated EU rules)
Deadline 12/04/2021
Safe COVID-19 Vaccinations for Europeans

Sustainable use of pesticides


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