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Avian Influenza in The Netherlands and the UK
The European Commission adopted on 17 November two emergency safeguard Decisions addressed to The Netherlands and the UK that define the areas that have been ...
Health Guides
Guides on the EU Health policy.
MEPs support higher CO2 standards, take meaningful steps to protect our right to clean air
The European Parliament voted today on the Emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles. MEPs voted to ...
Trans fats
MEPs voted on 26 October on a resolution calling for limits on trans fats. These industrial artificially produced fats can be found in anything from fast food ...
Trans fatty acids in Europe: where do we stand?
Trans fatty acids (TFA) are a particular type of unsaturated fatty acid. They are naturally present in food products made from ruminant animals such as dairy ...
"Ex-smokers are Unstoppable" campaign - guide
Ex-smokers are unstoppable" is the slogan of the EU-wide campaign launched today by European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, John Dalli. Tobacco ...
European Drug Report 2017: Trends and Developments
The Trends and Developments report presents a top-level overview of the drug phenomenon in Europe, covering drug supply, use and public health problems as well ...
Synthetic opioids a growing health threat: EU report
Highly potent synthetic opioids pose a growing health threat, according to an EU report Tuesday which highlights rising overdose deaths and continued ...
CETA is an unhealthy deal - lessons to be learnt for future EU trade policy
The European Parliament in the presence of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rubber-stamped the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between ...
Process contaminants in vegetable oils and foods: EFSA report
Glycerol-based process contaminants found in palm oil, but also in other vegetable oils, margarines and some processed foods, raise potential health concerns ...
A wide variety of Community measures in the field of safety and health at work have been adopted on the basis of Article 153 of the Treaty on the Functioning ...
Public health groups call for EU target and action on serious road injuries
The European Union should urgently come forward with a new target and measures to cut serious road injuries, according to public health and medical experts ...
Effort sharing for the climate means cutting meat consumption and production - with a triple benefit for health
Unhealthy levels of meat consumption and production are simultaneously driving climate change, diet-related chronic diseases and resistance to antibiotics. A ...
EU Regulatory Framework for Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices
Ranging from simple sticking plasters to the most sophisticated life-supporting machines, medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices are central ...
Health inequalities in the EU - final report of a consortium
This report provides an outline of new evidence on health inequalities in the European Union and the policy response to this at EU and national level to health ...
Rapid Alert System for Food & Feed (RASFF)
Launched nearly four decades ago, in 1979, the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) is primarily an IT tool designed to swiftly exchange information ...
Mental Health in the Workplace
The conference 'Mental Health in the Workplace' will take place on Wednesday 16th October 2019 in Central London.
The EU and Health
The EPHA Secretariat, with two decades of expertise in advocating for better health for everyone living in Europe, on 14 October launched a handbook to ease ...
Bathing water quality - Annual report, 2009 bathing season
The annual bathing water report presented by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency on 10 June reveals that the large majority of bathing ...
The European Commission launched on Rare Disease Day 28 February 2019 a new online knowledge-sharing platform to support better diagnosis and treatment for ...
EU platform to boost diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases
The EU Commission launched Thursday, Rare Disease Day, a new online knowledge-sharing platform to support better diagnosis and treatment for more than 30 ...
Health insurance
UnitedConsumers' goal to reduce monthly fixed costs for consumers is established by giving members as much of a discount as they possibly can.
Health Technology Assessment - background guide
The European Commission put forward on 31 January a proposal to boost cooperation amongst EU Member States for assessing health technology.
New EU rules to ensure safety of medical devices
Ranging from simple contact lenses and sticking plasters to sophisticated pacemakers and hip replacements, medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical ...
MEPs move to ban use of phosphates in kebabs
The European Parliament could veto a Commission proposal to allow phosphates in kebab meat, following serious concerns over a potential link between phosphates ...
Organ donation and transplantation in the EU
Organ transplantation remains essential for the treatment of certain diseases. However, several factors must be taken into consideration where this therapeutic ...
Labelling, presentation and advertising of foodstuffs
Pre-packaged foodstuffs must comply with compulsory harmonised EU standards on labelling and advertising. The details that must appear on packaging include the ...
EU move to reduce cigarette ignited fires - guide
Cigarettes left unattended are one of the leading causes of fatal fires in Europe. Evidence shows that the number of fatalities can be reduced by over 40% with ...
European Drug Report 2015: Trends and Developments
Changing dynamics in the heroin market, the latest implications of cannabis use and new features and dimensions of the stimulant and ‘new drugs’ scene are ...
Brussels mulls digital initiatives for healthcare
The European Commission launched a public consultation Thursday on how Europe should promote digital innovation in health and care, for the benefits of ...
EU Alerts

EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
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The Week Ahead no. 449
EU summit - Brexit - fishing quotas - Turkey, Syria and Ukraine - bioethics and gene editing - EU funding

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