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EU citizen's attitudes towards alcohol
Alcohol consumption in the European Union is at a similar level to four years ago, this Eurobarometer survey shows. Three out of four respondents said they ...
The availability of donor organs is often a question of life and death for patients requiring a transplant. With transplantation now a commonplace technique, ...
EU Health Collaboration is Crucial for Europe's Future
In an open letter to President Juncker sent out on 6 June 2017, 39 health-related stakeholders express their concern about the future of health in European ...
European Drug Report 2014: Trends and developments
Europe's drugs problem is becoming increasingly complex with new challenges emerging that raise concerns for public health. This is according to the European ...
Cannabis use and road safety - frequently asked questions
What is the impact of cannabis use on driving? Do edible and smoked cannabis products affect drivers in the same way? How should the law deal with drivers who ...
Victims of breast implants scandal fight for compensation - Need for EU to better protect with Collective Redress
Criminal fraud proceedings begin today in France following last year’s breast implants scandal which affected 400,000 victims globally and 100,000 in Europe.
American Express International Healthcare Plan
Worldwide health insurance plans that ensure you have peace of mind...anywhere...anytime. American Express International Healthcare Plan offers expatriates the ...
European Commission website on EU rules on food additives, enzymes and flavourings, with background information on relevant EU legislation, as well as applying ...
'Legal highs' - tackling psychoactive substances across Europe
The European Commission has proposed to strengthen the European Union’s ability to respond to ‘legal highs’ – new psychoactive substances used as alternatives ...
Early Christmas present: dodgy health claims on food to disappear from shelves?
December 14 marks the final whistle for unproven health claims used by EU’s food industry. That day ends the 6-month transition period for industry to adapt ...
EU countries should use pesticides more sustainably: report
A report on the sustainable use of pesticides Directive adopted on 10 October 2017 by the European Commission takes stock of progress made by the EU Member ...
Public Health Policy in the EU
Latest news about the public health policies of the European Union.
EU again delays decision on glyphosate renewal
The European Commission again postponed a vote on whether to renew the licence for the controversial herbicide glyphosate on Thursday, despite a WHO warning ...
Boost for joint European assessment of medicines
A new law adopted by the European Parliament on Wednesday aims to avoid duplicating national assessments to determine a medicine's added value that help EU ...
This European Union Register of nutrition and health claims made on foods (“the Register”) has been established as foreseen in Article 20 of Regulation (EC) No ...
Health and social responses to drug problems: a European guide
This guide and the associated package of online materials provides a reference point for planning or delivering health and social responses to drug problems in ...
Drug use increase in European cities: wastewater report
The latest findings from the largest European project in the emerging science of wastewater analysis were presented Thursday by the Europe-wide SCORE group, in ...
Endocrine Disruptors: Commission Communication
The European Commission adopted on 7 November a Communication outlining its strategy to address the problem of endocrine disruptors, with the aim of protecting ...
EU ban on mercury exports - briefing
The EU Council today adopted legislation banning all exports of mercury from the European Union. The export ban is a key part of the EU's strategy for reducing ...
AMR set to kill 10 million people per year by 2050: Cameron-commissioned report
No single country can solve the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) situation on its own, states the new report "Tackling drug-resistant infections globally" by the ...
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious, usually non-fatal viral disease of domestic and wild cloven-hoofed animals, but may also affect certain ...
Latest documents and legislation on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) - EC food safety site
Different organic farming patterns within EU-25
This 'Statistics in Focus' describes the situation of the organic farming in Europe in the EU-25 in 2004 and 2005. The analysis focuses on the data of organic ...
EU reform of the wine market
The European Commission on 4 July adopted proposals for a wide-ranging reform of the EU's Common Market Organisation for wine. This aims to increase the ...
European Commission website on the various European Union initiatives to protect EU citizens' health and the environment from the dangers of mercury.
The REACH Directive - Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
Full text of REACH Directive - from the Official Journal of the European Union L 136, 29.05.2007. In order to introduce a chemical substance on the European ...
BEUC welcomes EFSA's approach on Evaluation of Health Claims Made on Foods
BEUC, the European Consumers' Organisation, welcomes the strict approach taken by EFSA's Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) when ...
Over the years the European Union has established EU laws on the safety of food and other products, on consumers' rights and on the protection of people's ...
Who can you turn to if you have a problem with a product you bought in another European country? Who can inform you of your rights and what you are entitled to ...
Sunscreen products - EU guide
As the holiday season gets underway, the European Commission is alerting consumers to a new sunscreen labelling regime which gives consumers clear information ...
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EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
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The Week Ahead no. 461
European Green Deal - EU-Ukraine - EP final vote on UK Withdrawal Agreement - common chargers

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