Health

Alcohol 10-05-2017

Regulating consumers, ensuring public health?

Soft drinks, food, tobacco, alcohol and e-cigarettes are among the most regulated consumer products in Europe.

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The value of drinking water

Drinking water is essential for life. We all depend on a reliable supply for our homes, workplaces and society.

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14-04-2017

How the off-patent medicines industry contributes to the sustainability of healthcare systems

The Joint 23rd Medicines for Europe and 20th IGBA Annual Conference will bring together over 300 experts from the generic and biosimilar sector to provide market trends, innovative commercial strategies, new updates and opportunities for growth for affordable medicines.

29-03-2017

World’s first IVF baby addresses infertility

Louise Brown was the first person born through IVF (in-vitro fertilisation). Brown was the keynote speaker on Tuesday (28 March) at the launch event for the European Policy Audit on Fertility.

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Action for hearing loss
16-03-2017

Action for hearing loss: Make a sound investment

In March of 2017, MEPs Helga Stevens and Roberta Metsola hosted a lunch debate in the European Parliament titled, “Action for hearing loss: Make a sound investment”.

Politics 08-03-2017

Prostitution legal in several EU countries, but Nordic Model could change that

MEPs, feminists and police officers met today, on International Women’s Day (8 March), at the European Parliament, to discuss a new approach to criminalising prostitution: the Nordic Model.

08-03-2017

Chemical safety in the workplace: An example of better regulation ?

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has vowed to make “Better Regulation” the cornerstone of policymaking in the EU, promising lean and efficient legislation that encourages business activity without compromising on health and environmental priorities.

Over a Beer with Udo Bullmann
Economy & Jobs 16-02-2017

Udo Bullmann on Trump, social justice and football

In our Over A Beer video series this month, Euractiv’s Brian Maguire chats with German MEP Udo Bullmann, vice-president of the Socialists and Democrats political group in the European Parliament.

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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.

Alcohol 26-01-2017

Towards a more responsible lifestyle for European students?

The Responsible Party program is a partnership between the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and Pernod Ricard which endeavours to promote viable solutions to alcohol misuse and safe behaviour among young people.

Helga Stevens European Accessibility Act
08-12-2016

MEP: Accessibility laws ‘benefit everyone’

The European Accessibility Act has the potential to create new opportunities for European business but should avoid creating “barriers” to innovation, according to Helga Stevens.

Technology Opening New Doors for People With Disabilities
Digital 08-12-2016

Technology opening new doors for people with disabilities

With almost 15% of the world’s population living with a disability, building a more inclusive society is a key priority.

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The impact of REACH authorisation: costs and benefits

The impact of REACH authorisation: Costs and benefits

REACH is the European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.

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The carcinogenic substance in the food we eat
20-10-2016

The carcinogenic substance in the food we eat

Big corporations want to leave a dangerous substance, acrylamide, in everyday foods such as bread, breakfast cereals, coffee, crisps and even baby food.

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Key highlights of the first EU Blood Cancer Policy Summit
18-10-2016

Key highlights of the first EU Blood Cancer Policy Summit

A distinct lack of awareness means that blood cancers are not being treated as a priority health challenge at the EU level or by many national governments.

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22-08-2016

Are young professionals ready to face demographic challenges – and recognize opportunities for health?

The European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) goes into its 19th edition this year. The topic: Demographics and Diversity in Europe – New Solutions for Health.

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Demographic change & increased diversity – an opportunity for European health systems?
20-06-2016
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The European Cancer Patient Coalition
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.

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Why food and drink taxes don't work
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.

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Join the 19th EHFG!
23-05-2016

Creating a better future for health in Europe – Join the 19th EHFG!

There is more to demographic change than “only” ageing. At the #EHFG2016 we will discuss the full spectrum of what dynamics create a stir in Europe’s populations – and Europe’s healthcare systems.

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Hearing Awareness: Professional Hearing Care Makes You Smarter and Healthier
Active ageing 21-04-2016

Hearing awareness: professional hearing care makes you smarter and healthier

Around 16% of adult Europeans experience hearing loss severe enough to have a negative impact on their daily lives.

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08-02-2016

StandarDays: Your chance to discover European Standards

StandarDays is a two day information session aimed at newcomers to European standardization, as well as those who would like to understand the CEN and CENELEC systems better. StandarDays is organized twice each year.

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Health and safety at work: Priorities and gender challenges

ETUI Senior Researcher Aida Ponce talks to ETUC Confederal Secretary Esther Lynch about the priorities and gender challenges that employees face at their workplace.

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Economy & Jobs 10-11-2015

Good governance in sport and betting

"Good governance in sport and betting" explores the relationship between sports and the regulated betting industry and their role in the fight against match-fixing and corruption in sport. It examines the different approaches implemented so far by a range of stakeholders, including the regulated betting industry, sport organizations, regulatory and law enforcement bodies, national and international policy institutions and player organizations to detect, deter and punish those that seek to manipulate sporting events for financial gain.