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The Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General is pleased to present the Health-EU Portal (the official public health portal of the European Union) and ...
Health-EU, the public health portal of the European Union
Single access, more information, healthier choices
Although European citizens appear to be generally aware of the importance of preventive medical checkups, the vast majority of them do not undergo colorectal ...
Reducing health inequalities in the EU - briefing
The European Commission has announced a series of actions to help EU Member States and other actors tackle the gaps in health which exist between and within ...
Health Law and the European Union (Law in Context)
How does the law of the EU affect health law and policy? At first sight, it seems limited. However, despite its restricted formal competence, the EU has become ...
On May 31st 2009, World No Tobacco Day, the European Commission launched the second phase of its large media campaign aimed at tobacco prevention and cessation ...
Young people, non-smokers and those wanting to quit can get help to lead a life without tobacco, according to a 4 year-EUR 72 million EU anti-smoking campaign ...
High Level Group on EU Health Services and Medical Care
The 2003 report of the patient mobility reflection process represented a political milestone by recognising the potential value of European cooperation in ...
HIV / AIDS in Europe - guide
AIDS has already claimed the lives of more than 25 million people throughout the world, while an estimated 33.2 million live with HIV – alarming numbers ...
Health and Consumer Protection: Injuries in the EU - summary statistics 2002-2004
Faster access to better medicines: the Innovative Medicines Initiative
Proposed on 15 May 2007 by the European Commission, the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) seeks to overcome research bottlenecks in the drug development ...
This report estimates possible macroeconomic effects of a pandemic taking place in the EU in 2006, using a quarterly macroeconomic model. The macroeconomic ...
Initiatives on nutrition and obesity in the European Union
Organ donation and transplantation in the EU: questions & answers
The European Commission on 30 May 2007 adopted a Communication proposing actions for closer cooperation between Member States in the field of organ donation ...
EU Directive and Action Plan on organ donation and transplantation - briefing
The European Commission has adopted important safety and quality measures for organ donation and a 10 point action plan to work with EU Member States on ...
Special Eurobarometer study on the subject of organ donations and transplantations.
Patient safety in Europe - briefing
Each year, in the EU, between 8% and 12% of patients admitted to hospitals suffer harm from the healthcare they receive, including from healthcare associated ...
EU initiatives to promote physical exercise - questions & answers
The European Commission and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) are launching a joint TV advertising campaign that aims to encourage European ...
The EU's Second Programme of Community Action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
The European Union's Health Programme 2008-2013 is intended to complement, support and add value to the policies of the Member States and contribute to ...
Public Health in the EU
In a world where people regularly travel between countries and continents, threats to the health of EU citizens from communicable diseases cannot be ...
EU approach to tackling Rare Diseases - briefing
The European Commission adopted on 11 November 2008 a Communication and a proposal for a Council Recommendation on rare diseases setting out an overall ...
The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly-Identified Health Risks - SCENIHR - provides opinions on questions concerning emerging or ...
Commission proposal on smoke-free environments - briefing
The European Commission has adopted, after extensive consultation, a proposal for an European Union Council Recommendation calling on all the EU Member States ...
EU Health Strategy Overview
Most competence for action in the field of health is held by European Union Member States, but the EU has the responsibility, set out in the Treaty, to ...
Stroke research in the European Union
On October 2005, the Research Directorate General of the European Commission invited a group of leading European experts in the the way forward. A number of ...
New pictograms from the European Commission to inform consumers on the dangers linked to sun exposure. For use by local authorities and stakeholders in the EU ...
Sunscreen products: EU guide
The European Commission on 9 July 2007 launched an information initiative to alert consumers to a new sunscreen labelling regime which will be phased in from ...
Human swine influenza A(H1N1) - briefing
Swine influenza (swine flu) is an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract in pigs caused by type A influenza virus. The mortality rate is low in pigs ...
Tobacco is the single largest cause of avoidable death in the European Union accounting for over half a million deaths each year and over a million deaths in ...
Excise duty on tobacco products - guide
The European Commission presented on 16 July a Report and a proposal for a Directive to amend the current EU excise duty legislation on tobacco. The draft EU ...
EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
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The Week Ahead no. 473
Sustainable fishing - Just Transition - Coal Regions - energy storage - chemicals strategy for sustainability - EU long-term recovery budget

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