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France launches nationwide public health study

Kelly Thomas | - article translated from French

EU Priorities 2020 01-07-2014

French strategists map reforms to counter EU defiance

France Stratégie, a government advisory body, has issued a report outlining the reforms it deems necessary to keep the European project alive and counter rising French Euroscepticism. EurActiv France reports.
Enlargement 25-06-2014

EU to grant Albania 'candidate' status

Albania has finally been accepted as an official EU membership candidate. European affairs ministers agreed to start Albania's EU membership process, but warn that further progress depends on sustained efforts to reform. EurActiv France reports.
Euro & Finance 06-06-2014

French government consider BNP affair 'serious problem' to TTIP talks

US regulators could impose a record-breaking fine of $10 billion (€7.34 billion) against BNP Paribas. France will call the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) into question if US threats turn into action. EurActiv France reports.
Health & Consumers 05-06-2014

French organisation calls for greater diabetes prevention

The French Diabetes Federation wants to raise awareness about the silent nature of diabetes and how it increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. EurActiv France reports.
EU Elections 2014 05-06-2014

Think tanks brush portrait of next EU Commission chief

The identity of the next European Commission President is still unknown, but two think thanks have come together to analyse what will make the next President stand out from the rest and secure the job. EurActiv France reports.
Health & Consumers 21-05-2014

EU Commission champions ‘mHealth’ for chronic disease treatment

In a drive to cut healthcare costs, the European Commission is promoting eHealth, and mHealth applications, notably in treating chronic diseases. EurActiv France reports.
Future EU 16-05-2014

French advisory body backs social harmonisation at EU level

The French Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) has issued a call for greater fiscal and social harmonisation at the heart of the eurozone, and a more efficient social Europe. EurActiv France reports.
Health & Consumers 13-05-2014

High cholesterol on the rise among young people

Out of 100,000 heart disease incidents in France, 20,000 affect under 45-year-olds. Yet society does not realise the risk of hypercholesterolemia in younger people. EurActiv France reports.
Health & Consumers 08-05-2014

Study: Women more likely to die from heart diseases than men

Less protected, less well detected and more exposed, women are more likely to be affected by cardiovascular diseases, which are responsible for 42% of female deaths in Europe, according to a recent study. EurActiv France reports.
EU Elections 2014 29-04-2014

French far-Left divided for European elections

Despite numerous attempts to broker a deal, the French New Anticapitalist Party will not present candidate lists for the European Elections with the Left Front, highlighting divisions among the far-left for the European elections. EurActiv France reports.
EU Elections 2014 25-04-2014

Eurosceptics will gain national influence, study says

A new study claims that even if Eurosceptic parties do well in next month’s European elections, their impact in the European Parliament will be minimal. However, Eurosceptics will have more influence in their national parliaments, and on the sovereign debt crisis resolution. EurActiv France reports.

Next EU Commission President will be a polyglot

Being able to speak many languages is an important skillset for any high-ranking European politician. When it comes to language skills, some candidates for the presidency of the European Commission have a clear linguistic advantage. EurActiv France reports.
Sustainable Dev. 22-04-2014

Circular economy advances in France

The revaluation of waste is a central theme in France. Although Ségolène Royal is fond of the idea, 'circular' economics is still only a theory. EurActiv France reports.
Health & Consumers 16-04-2014

France launches nationwide public health study

The French government has given the go ahead for a wide study of public health, which will complement the European Health Examination Survey. EurActiv France reports.