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Ministers approve directive to improve safety of EU healthcare workers
EU Employment and Social Affairs Ministers have adopted a Directive to prevent injuries and infections to healthcare workers from sharp objects such as needle ... last modified 08 March 2010, 23:43 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Benefit of Interchange Fee Regulation now nullified by fee increases
EuroCommerce today released a study by retail payments consultancy CMSPI and antitrust and economics advisers Zephyre on the rise since the adoption of the EU ... last modified 07 December 2020, 16:23 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Brussels sets out strategy on hormone disrupting chemicals
The EU Commission unveiled a long-awaited strategy on endocrine disrupting chemicals Wednesday, with the aim of protecting consumers against harmful chemicals ... last modified 07 November 2018, 18:21 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU's new approach to the cultivation of GMOs - guide
The European Commission has proposed to confer to EU Member States the freedom to allow, restrict or ban the cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms ... last modified 13 July 2010, 13:57 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU strikes deal for safer medical devices
Safer medical devices and fast patient access to innovative devices are the aim of a provisional deal on new rules for medical devices and in vitro diagnostic ... last modified 28 May 2016, 00:19 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Long-delayed EU strategy on hormone disrupting chemicals - roll out is matter of urgency
Chemicals which change our hormonal system, so-called endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), are linked to severe health problems, including infertility, ... last modified 07 November 2018, 17:26 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Work-related accidents cost EU EUR 476 bn a year
Work-related ill-health and injury costs the EU 3.3 per cent of its GDP, or EUR 476 billion every year, according to new estimates of the cost of poor ... last modified 06 September 2017, 22:22 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Latest developments in the EU regarding the outbreak of Zika Virus Disease, and how it is being managed in Europe. Information for travellers and EU residents ... last modified 04 February 2016, 17:18 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
EU Member States vote to reduce presence of acrylamide carcinogen in food
EU Member States representatives voted Wednesday to reduce the presence in food of acrylamide - designated by the EU food safety agency as a carcinogenic ... last modified 23 July 2017, 15:06 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU response to Coronavirus COVID-19
The European Commission is supporting EU Member States and strengthening international efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. last modified 24 February 2020, 23:01 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
New rules in the EU to provide high-quality cross-border healthcare
EU Health Ministers today agreed on a draft directive which aims to facilitate the access to safe and high-quality cross-border healthcare and to promote ... last modified 10 June 2010, 23:21 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Europeans live longer, but not always in good health
Life expectancy in most EU countries now exceeds 80 years, says a new OECD-EU joint report, but this record life expectancy is not always matched by healthy ... last modified 23 November 2016, 23:28 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
The COVID-19 Data Portal was launched in April 2020 to bring together relevant datasets for sharing and analysis in an effort to accelerate coronavirus ... last modified 22 April 2020, 00:08 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Global Vaccination Summit
The European Commission is organising, in cooperation with the World Health Organisation (WHO), a Global Vaccination Summit on 12 September 2019, in Brussels. last modified 09 September 2019, 23:48 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Coronavirus: EC, EIB unlock EUR 8 bn finance for 100,000 SMEs
The Commission and European Investment Fund made available EUR 8 billion in financing Monday, to bring speedy cash relief to SMEs in Europe affected by the ... last modified 08 April 2020, 00:26 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Call for stricter lobby rules after Dalli scandal
Civil society groups have today written to the European Commission President urging him to end the secrecy around the resignation of the former Health and ... last modified 05 November 2012, 13:54 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU launches action to tackle antimicrobial resistance
The European Commission launched Thursday a new EU action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance - a growing threat responsible for 25,000 deaths and a loss ... last modified 29 June 2017, 22:36 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
EU states agree interoperability solution for mobile tracing apps
EU states, with Commission support, agreed Tuesday a set of technical specifications for safe exchange of information between national contact tracing apps ... last modified 16 June 2020, 18:17 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Brussels set to act on antimicrobial resistance
The EU is to bring out a new action plan next year to combat antimicrobial resistance - the ability of micro-organisms to resist antimicrobial treatments, ... last modified 29 October 2016, 11:39 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Improving the safety of medical devices
The European Commission has adopted two measures to improve the safety of medical devices fulfilling its commitment to restore patient confidence in the ... last modified 26 September 2013, 23:16 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
New rules for tobacco products
The European Parliament on 26 February approved a revised EU Tobacco Products Directive. This new law strengthens the rules on how tobacco products are ... last modified 26 February 2014, 18:27 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Brussels looks to remove travel restrictions to EU on 1 July
The EU announced Thursday that it is making concrete preparations for the lifting of travel restrictions with countries whose health situation is similar to ... last modified 16 June 2020, 00:33 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
New research on rare diseases
The European Commission has, on Rare Disease Day 2013, announced EUR 144 million of new funding for 26 research projects on rare diseases. The projects will ... last modified 28 February 2013, 13:17 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
As part of the effort to help protect people everywhere and EU citizens in particular, the Commission is proposing an EU strategy to accelerate the ... last modified 20 August 2020, 23:54 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Sixth Environment Action Programme
The EU defines the priorities and objectives of European environment policy up to 2010 and beyond and describes the measures to be taken to help implement its ... last modified 16 December 2009, 00:10 CET — filed under: , , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Health at a Glance: Europe 2014
This third edition of Health at a Glance: Europe presents the latest information on health and health systems in 35 European countries, including all European ... last modified 03 December 2014, 18:18 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
EU Strategy for the Welfare of Animals - mid-point review
The European Commission marks the mid-point of the EU Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015 in Brussels on 12 February 2014. The event ... last modified 12 February 2014, 13:55 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU package to counter economic impact of Coronavirus
The EU set out Friday its response to the Coronavirus public health emergency with a package to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, ... last modified 13 March 2020, 21:33 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Support for SMEs needed to master Corona Crisis
President Alban Maggiar reacted positively on the COVID-19 crisis measures announced today by the European Commission and hopes that the Finance Ministers ... last modified 13 March 2020, 21:38 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
GM bans lawful only if clear health risk: EU Court adviser
EU states are justified in banning genetically modified food and feed only if they can establish a clear, urgent and serious risk to health and the ... last modified 30 March 2017, 23:18 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
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The Week Ahead no. 491
COVID-19 coordination - Portuguese presidency work programme - Recovery and Resilience Facility - relations with the US - right to disconnect

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