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Report on inequalities in access to healthcare across the EU released
The study, which includes country reports and a synthesis report, provides an overview of inequality in access to healthcare in 35 European countries - EU Member States as well as EFTA and enlarging countries - showing that important inequalities persist, both between and within countries.
Social investment: Commission urges Member States to focus on growth and social cohesion
The European Commission has called on Member States to prioritise social investment and to modernise their welfare states. This means better performing active inclusion strategies and a more efficient and more effective use of social budgets.
New Europe for patients website online
The new Europe for Patients website is now online with a vibrant new look and content.
Report on Health in Europe. Trends and analysis
The health research group of the Observatory on the Social Situation which is funded by the European Commission has produced a report on Health in Europe.
Commission takes steps to tackle health inequalities in the EU
The European Commission has on 20 October announced a series of actions to help Member States and other actors tackle the gaps in health which exist between and within countries in the EU.
Private health insurance in the European Union
The European Commission has published a report providing an overview and analysis of markets for private health insurance (PHI) in the European Union (EU).
Consultation: EU action to reduce health inequalities
A consultation has been launched to collect views on how the European Union can contribute to reducing health inequalities both within and between Member States.
Commission warns Spain on EU pensioners' access to necessary healthcare
On 19 February 2009 the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Spain for failing to comply with EU legislation on social security rights for people travelling in Europe.