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24/06/2016

Belgium failing to protect Brussels eurocrats from killer fumes

Health & Consumers


Agriculture & Food 24-06-2016

Commission expected to decide on glyphosate’s immediate future

The European Commission will most likely be tasked with ending glyphosate temporary deadlock, as member states’ ambiguous stance has blocked a decision on the issue.
Agriculture & Food 22-06-2016

Animal health matters: Can EU legislation deliver?

Disease outbreaks such as Ebola and avian influenza serve as a stark reminder that human and animal health will always be inter-connected, writes Roxane Feller.
Health & Consumers 20-06-2016

EU health ministers confront crisis in affordability of medicines

EU health ministers took reluctant steps last Friday (17 June) to address the rising price of medicines.
Health & Consumers 17-06-2016

Depression rises 80% in Greece, with women hit the hardest

A new survey has found that depression among Greeks has dramatically increased, with women being most severely affected.
Agriculture & Food 17-06-2016

EU food products found to contain unlabelled nanomaterials

Tests have revealed that nanomaterials are present in our food, and manufacturers are not fulfilling their obligation to label them. EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Health & Consumers 16-06-2016

Madagascar's AIDS epidemic rages on undetected

An AIDS epidemic is sweeping through Madagascar’s high-risk populations, including gay men and sex workers. But a low detection rate means the statistics do not match the reality. EurActiv France reports.
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Health & Consumers 16-06-2016

Discover the European Cancer Patient Coalition

The ECPC is the largest cancer patients’ umbrella organisation, supporting and speaking up for all cancer patients across Europe.
Health & Consumers 15-06-2016

Pesticide industry critical of endocrine disruptors criteria

The pesticide industry is “extremely disappointed” with the European Commission’s proposal to identify endocrine disruptors that was presented on Wednesday (15 June).
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Health & Consumers 14-06-2016

Why food and drink taxes don't work

Tax will not make people healthier.  Education, not tax, is the way to support people in eating balanced diets and leading healthy, active lifestyles.  Watch here to learn more.
Health & Consumers 14-06-2016

Medical marijuana becomes legal in Macedonia

Marijuana-derived medicines became legal on Monday (13 June) in Macedonia, which joined over a dozen European countries that have already authorised the products for certain patients.
Health & Consumers 13-06-2016

EU drugs chief: 'US now looks to Europe on decriminalisation'

The internet provides a vast marketplace for new dangerous substances and drug prevention authorities risk being left in the wake of dealers and distributors, warned the head of the EMCDDA, Alexis Goosdeel. EurActiv Germany reports.


Health & Consumers 13-06-2016

Links of ex-commissioner Dalli to Philip Morris alledged

Alfred Mifsud, the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, took money from tobacco giant Philip Morris to entertain a relationship with then Commissioner for Health John Dalli, responsible for EU’s tobacco legislation portfolio, according to an well-respected investigative journalist in Malta.
Health & Consumers 13-06-2016

New medical devices rules should avoid ‘unnecessary’ red tape, industry says

The implementation of new rules on medical devices should avoid extra burdens and unnecessary bureaucracy, health industry officials have told EurActiv.com.

Air pollution now major contributor to stroke, global study finds

Air pollution has become a major contributor to stroke for the first time, with unclean air now blamed for nearly one third of the years of healthy life lost to the condition worldwide.
Agriculture & Food 10-06-2016

Italian olive-growers denounce 'Pontius Pilate' EU plan

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has officially backed drastic measures adopted by the EU to combat a bacteria infection that is decimating Italy's olive crop. EurActiv’s partner Italia Oggi reports.
Health & Consumers 09-06-2016

EU should lead the final push to eradicate polio

A polio-free world is within reach. With continued support and funding, the EU can help wipe out this devastating disease, writes Stefan Rebmann.
Health & Consumers 09-06-2016

European Parliament calls Commission to order over endocrine disruptors

MEPs have castigated the European Commission over the delay to the definition of endocrine disruptors and demanded swift action. Initially due for December 2013, the definition has fallen two and a half years behind schedule. EurActiv France reports.
Agriculture & Food 06-06-2016

Member states 'hiding' behind Brussels on glyphosate

A vote on whether to extend EU-wide authorisation for the controversial weedkiller Glyphosate has exposed reluctance among member states to take a clear position on a defining issue for European agriculture.
Health & Consumers 03-06-2016

Greek smoking ban ineffective

Nearly nine years after it became law, Greece is still struggling to implement a smoking ban in public spaces.
Health & Consumers 01-06-2016

Health NGOs: Commission ‘listened’ to industry on alcohol advertising

A new European Commission proposal to reform advertising rules on television and online has opened a new battlefield for health NGOs, advertisers and the alcohol industry.
UK & Europe 31-05-2016

UK pharma sector braced for regulatory shake-up after Brexit

The UK's pharmaceutical regulator would lose influence over the European Medicines Agency (EMA) if Britons vote to leave the EU in a June referendum. As a result, it could well consider aligning itself with its US equivalent, sector advisors have told EurActiv.com.
Health & Consumers 30-05-2016

Glyphosate authorisation back on the table next week

Member states are to have another go at coming to an agreement on the use of the pesticide glyphosate next week. EurActiv Germany reports.

Belgium failing to protect Brussels eurocrats from killer fumes

EXCLUSIVE / The Belgium government has failed to protect workers in Brussels’ EU quarter from deadly traffic fumes, according to legal action filed against it by the European Commission.