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Public Health Policy in the EU

Latest news on the public health policy of the European Union.

EU Global Health Strategy - guide 30 November 2022, 22:08 CET
The European Commission adopted on 30 November a new EU Global Health Strategy to improve global health security and deliver better health for all in a changing world.

Use of antibiotics in Europe down, but more needs to be done 20 November 2022, 22:48 CET
On the eve of European Antibiotics Awareness Day (EAAD), a pan-European survey on antimicrobial resistance shows that half of Europeans still incorrectly believe that antibiotics kill viruses.

EU announces EUR 715m for global fight against AIDS, TB and malaria 26 September 2022, 23:48 CET
The European Commission announced Thursday a new record EUR 715 million from the EU budget to the Global Fund, an international partnership to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Brussels looks to boost cancer diagnosis across the EU 22 September 2022, 22:56 CET
With COVID taking its toll on cancer prevention, detection, and diagnosis, the EU presented plans Wednesday for an increase in the uptake of cancer screening and early detection of more cancers.

New EU approach to cancer screening - guide 21 September 2022, 23:45 CET
As part of the EU Cancer Screening Scheme to be put forward under Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, the European Commission presented on 21 September a new approach to support Member States increasing the uptake of cancer screening.

EU must learn lessons from COVID-19 vaccine procurement: auditors 13 September 2022, 18:21 CET
The EU needs to learn lessons as to whether the Commission and Member States procured COVID-19 vaccines effectively, the EU's auditors said in a special report published Tuesday.

State support for Europe's Covid-hit businesses 'unprecedented' 12 September 2022, 23:00 CET
COVID-19 state aid measures allowed for unprecedented levels of public support while preserving the level-playing field of a fair Single Market, a report by the European Commission showed Thursday.

EU unveils strategy for accessible, affordable long-term care 07 September 2022, 22:52 CET
The Commission laid out plans for a 'European Care Strategy' Wednesday to ensure quality, affordable care services across the EU and improve the situation for care receivers and those caring for them.

European Care Strategy - guide 07 September 2022, 22:46 CET
The European Commission presented on 7 September the European Care Strategy to ensure quality, affordable and accessible care services across the European Union and improve the situation for both care receivers and the people caring for them, professionally or informally.

EU send 5 million anti-radiation tablets to Ukraine 30 August 2022, 23:54 CET
The European Union sent 5 million potassium iodide tablets to Ukraine Tuesday, as a preventative safety measure to increase the level of protection around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

EU and Moderna adapt delivery schedules for COVID-19 vaccines 11 August 2022, 00:09 CET
The European Commission and Moderna reached an agreement Tuesday to better address the needs of EU Member States for COVID-19 vaccines for the late summer and winter period.

2nd Covid booster vaccines recommended for Europe 12 July 2022, 00:00 CET
Second booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines should be considered for people between 60 and 79 years old and those with high risk conditions, European health agencies recommended Monday.

EU, MEPs agree one-year extension for COVID Certificate 14 June 2022, 21:52 CET
Negotiating teams from the European Parliament and EU Council agreed Monday to keep the EU Digital COVID Certificate framework in place for another year, until June 2023.

EU strengthens rules for placing medical tests on market 31 May 2022, 23:23 CET
As of 26 May, new rules to better protect public health and patient safety, on in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDR) such as HIV tests, pregnancy tests or COVID-19 tests, are applicable.

Stronger rules for placing medical tests on the market - guide 25 May 2022, 21:27 CET
As of 26 May, new rules on in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDR) such as HIV tests, pregnancy tests or COVID-19 tests, are applicable.

EU to recognise COVID-19 as occupational disease 23 May 2022, 17:26 CET
Member States, workers and employers in an EU advisory health committee reached agreement Wednesday on the need to recognise COVID-19 as an occupational disease in health and social care.

EU prepares for next pandemic phase 03 May 2022, 23:37 CET
Action must be taken by autumn to ensure vigilance and coordination of health preparedness, the Commission said Thursday as it set out proposals to manage the current COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for the next one.

EU ensures continued supply of medicines to Northern Ireland 12 April 2022, 23:55 CET
The EU Council adopted legislation Tuesday to ensure continued long-term supply of medicines from the UK to Northern Ireland and to address outstanding supply concerns in Cyprus, Ireland and Malta.

Proposal to ensure continued supply of medicines to Northern Ireland, as well as Cyprus, Ireland and Malta 12 April 2022, 23:35 CET
The EU Council adopted on 12 April proposals to ensure the continued long-term supply of medicines from Great Britain to Northern Ireland and to address outstanding supply concerns in Cyprus, Ireland and Malta.

Europe builds preparedness against potential health threats 08 April 2022, 17:39 CET
The EU moved Wednesday to bolster its capacity to respond to public health risks with a decontamination reserve and a new stockpile of equipment tailored to chemical, biological or nuclear emergencies.

Minors exempt from 270-day Covid certificate rules 29 March 2022, 23:30 CET
New rules under the EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation adopted Tuesday by the European Commission will exempt minors from the 270-day acceptance period of vaccination certificates.

EU strengthens protection of workers from dangerous chemicals 03 March 2022, 22:47 CET
EU ministers gave the final green light Thursday for amendments to the carcinogens and mutagens directive, an EU law which protects workers from exposure to carcinogenic and mutagenic substances.

Brussels mulls upgrade to toy safety directive 03 March 2022, 22:39 CET
The EU Commission published a public consultation Thursday on the revision of the EU Toy Safety Directive, with the aim of addressing chemical risks that could compromise children's health and safety.

EU eases requirements on non-essential travel from third countries 24 February 2022, 17:36 CET
The EU further facilitated travel into the EU Tuesday, updating a recommendation on temporary restriction of non-essential travel into the EU, taking into account increased vaccination and booster uptake.

New rules on EU Covid certificates apply from 1 February 02 February 2022, 17:39 CET
As of 1 February, new Europe-wide rules started to apply on a standard acceptance period of 270 days for EU Digital COVID vaccination certificates used for travel within the EU.