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19/02/2017

Muscat: Rebutting Trump should not turn into anti-Americanism

Health & Consumers


Health & Consumers 17-02-2017

Lower quality of same food brands in Eastern Europe raises eyebrows

Big companies are selling better food in Austria than they sell in Hungary, even though the brands are supposed to be the same, the Hungarian government said yesterday (16 February).
Health & Consumers 16-02-2017

Report: Commission criteria on endocrine disruptors should not be limited to pesticides

The European Commission should amend its proposed criteria on endocrine disruptors and adopt a horizontal approach covering not only pesticides but also other products, a new report says.
Development Policy 16-02-2017

EU overtakes UK on medical research for developing world

Bill Gates, the US businessman turned philanthropist, is in Brussels on Thursday (16 February) to unveil a new report into medical research and development for the developing world that shows the EU has overtaken the UK in terms of funding.

Five countries face fines after breaking EU pollution laws

The European Commission threatened legal action against France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK after they failed to protect their citizens’ health against dangerous levels of air pollution.
Health & Consumers 15-02-2017

Greece alarmed by high number of abortions among minors

The medical community is concerned about the growing number abortions in Greece as well as the lack of sex education among teenagers.
Global Europe 15-02-2017

Disabled refugees challenged by Greek camps

Disabled refugees in Greek camps are faced with a number of obstacles, ranging from identification and bullying to a lack of access to appropriate services, according to migrant advocates.
Agriculture & Food 14-02-2017

Italy urged to follow through with ban on glyphosate co-formulant

NGOs are warning Italy that it should not extend a grace period, and ensure that pesticides containing glyphosate do not contain the toxic co-formulant POE-tallowamine.
Trade & Society 13-02-2017

Minsk under pressure to take action against ‘illicit whites’

Belarus should take measures against its illicit tobacco trade with Europe, lawmakers and stakeholders warn.
Health & Consumers 13-02-2017

Commission must bring healthcare to the fore

Given that the current European Commission has not prioritised healthcare, it looks as though it is up to the European Parliament to push the agenda, writes Denis Horgan.
OpinionSpecial Report
Health & Consumers 13-02-2017

Health matters should supersede European bureaucracy

SPECIAL REPORT / European red tape should not be an obstacle to effective healthcare. For patients with diseases like sarcoma, waiting means suffering and often avoidable death, writes Marlene Mizzi.
NewsSpecial Report
Health & Consumers 10-02-2017

How Italy and France take on rare sarcoma cancers

SPECIAL REPORT / EU member states are exploring ways to effectively tackle the rising occurrence and complex nature of rare cancers known as sarcomas.
NewsSpecial Report
Health & Consumers 09-02-2017

Complex sarcoma cancer needs an overall strategy, report says

SPECIAL REPORT / The diverse nature of rare cancers like sarcomas poses severe challenges to the medical community and policy-makers who need to seek a holistic approach, according to a report.


Health & Consumers 09-02-2017

Commission must take action against endocrine disruptors

Reducing exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals will benefit healthcare systems and economies as a whole, writes Christian Zahn.
Health & Consumers 09-02-2017

Families cannot tackle childhood obesity alone, EU study says

The family environment is not able to overcome childhood obesity without governmental support, a new report has found.
InterviewSpecial Report
Health & Consumers 08-02-2017

Andriukaitis: 'Rare cancers present a particular challenge'

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission’s priority when tackling rare cancers such as sarcomas is to ensure European Reference Networks (ERNS) are put in place so that all patients have access to the best expertise available in the EU, Vytenis Andriukaitis told Euractiv.com in an interview.
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Health & Consumers 07-02-2017

Biosimilar Medicines: A game changer for healthcare sustainability

The Biosimilar Medicines Group will organise its 2017 annual conference Biosimilar Medicines: a game changer for healthcare sustainability, in London on 23 and 24 March.
Trade & Society 07-02-2017

EU anti-fraud official: Tobacco smuggling is ‘major source’ of organised crime

Cigarette smuggling costs national and EU budgets more than €10 billion annually in lost public revenue and is a major source of organised crime, including terrorism, Margarete Hofmann told Euractiv in an interview.
Health & Consumers 07-02-2017

E-cigarettes are not ‘cool’, EU's top health official says

Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, said he opposed e-cigarettes being advertised as another 'cool' thing to attract young smokers, reminding they must also carry a health warning.
NewsSpecial Report
Health & Consumers 07-02-2017

Rare cancers: A headache for policymakers

SPECIAL REPORT / The complexity of diagnosing and treating rare forms of cancers like sarcomas can be addressed by a multi-level approach and better coordination among member states, insist experts in the field.
Sustainable Dev. 07-02-2017

23 EU countries are breaking European air quality laws

European air quality laws are being flouted in more than 130 cities across 23 of the 28 EU member states, the European Commission said yesterday (6 February).
Health & Consumers 07-02-2017

Rare cancers: Cracking the code

The growing number of cases of rare diseases has raised eyebrows in the EU and policymakers are now exploring ways to understand and tackle the complexity of the phenomenon.
Health & Consumers 06-02-2017

Young Albanians scarred by rogue cosmetic treatments

Albanian hair and beauty salons lacking expertise and medical supervision are offering risky cosmetic treatments, unregulated in a legal vacuum, much to the alarm of qualified doctors.
Health & Consumers 02-02-2017

Lawmakers warn EU pharma industry about drug pricing

Pressure is mounting on pharmaceutical companies to reconsider the way they do business by refocusing their efforts on meeting patient needs and health outcomes rather than their own profits.
Future EU 02-02-2017

Muscat: Rebutting Trump should not turn into anti-Americanism

EXCLUSIVE / Donald Trump is offering Europe the opportunity to gain the leadership role that it has always craved, but EU leaders should be vigilant not to fall into the anti-Americanism trap, Malta's premier told EURACTIV.com in a wide-ranging interview on internal and global challenges, outlining a vision for the future of Europe.