Clara Bauer-Babef

Elections 21-01-2022

French candidate Hidalgo ‘profoundly’ pro-European

Anne Hidalgo, candidate for the Socialist Party in the French presidential elections, unveiled her programme on 13 January. As opposed to the populists in the race, her ambitious proposals all assert the primacy of EU law. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 20-01-2022

MEPs give green light to strengthen powers of EU’s medicines agency

European lawmakers gave their final go-ahead to the much-awaited reform of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) that will broaden its mandate.
Health 18-01-2022

COVAX donates one billionth COVID vaccine, but many donations rejected

The COVAX vaccination initiative donated its billionth vaccine on Friday (15 January) to much acclaim, but this is just half the original target.
Health 14-01-2022

France: blood donation to be open to gay men without conditions from March

Men who have same-sex relationships will now be able to donate blood in France with no preconditions, according to the Ministry of Health and the Directorate General of Health on Tuesday (11 January).
Health 05-01-2022

2022: Putting COVID’s lessons into practice

Over the last two years, COVID-19 has brought many changes to Europeans’ lives but also to the EU's agenda, making sure that the renewed focus on health is here to stay in 2022.
Health 17-12-2021

MEPs insist on fighting COVID misinformation and strengthening COVAX

On Wednesday (15 December) MEPs discussed the EU’s response to the pandemic of COVID-19 and the new variants. Most of the MEPs highlighted the rise of disinformation and the need to vaccinate populations outside of Europe. 
Health 10-12-2021

EU lawmakers want to strengthen bloc’s role in fight against cancer

The European Parliament's special committee on cancer control (BECA) adopted on Thursday (9 December) a report on "Strengthening Europe in the fight against cancer". EURACTIV France reports.
Health 09-12-2021

France should adopt abortion rights extension during EU presidency, says lawmaker

The French lawmaker behind a bill to extend abortion rights has urged Emmanuel Macron's  government to adopt the measure during the French Presidency of the EU next year in an interview with EURACTIV.
Coronavirus 07-12-2021

France to adopt new ‘not so disproportionate’ health measures

France will adopt a series of health restrictions without resorting to "disproportionate measures", according to an announcement made at a press conference on Monday evening (6 December) by Prime Minister Jean Castex and Health Minister Olivier Véran.
Coronavirus 25-11-2021

France says no to lockdowns, boosts vaccination campaign instead

France will not go into lockdown or under curfew and will speed up its vaccination campaign to slow the increase of COVID-19 cases amid a European fourth wave. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 24-11-2021

COVID-19: EU disease centre calls for public health measures to be ’applied urgently’

The EU's disease centre, the ECDC, recommended on Wednesdays (24 November) applying sanitary measures immediately and pursuing efforts in vaccinating EU citizens to avoid a “very high COVID-19 burden“.
Non-discrimination 23-11-2021

French delegation calls for ’emergency’ repatriation of children in Syria as winter nears

France and the EU should help organise “emergency” repatriation of French and other European women and children stuck in Syria before winter sets in, a French delegation said upon return from a mission to northeast Syria, where they met with Kurdish authorities.
Health 22-11-2021

Patients’ quality of life is the new focus in breast cancer care

There is an urgent need to improve breast cancer patients' quality of life as available treatments have increased their lifespan, health experts said during a EURACTIV event.
Health 16-11-2021

Health Brief: One Health, One Earth

The COVID pandemic has raised more awareness of how closely our health is interconnected with animals and the environment, the chief scientist of EU’s Food Safety Agency (EFSA) told EURACTIV. Last week, we sat down with Marta Hugas, who leads...
Health 09-11-2021

COVID-19 hit mental health of French students hard – report

France's students have reported an increase in anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as suicidal thoughts during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study by France's national health and medical research institute (INSERM) and the University of Bordeaux published on Tuesday (9 November) has found. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 05-11-2021

Too many disparities in cancer treatment remain within the EU, say MEPs

Disparities in the access to cancer treatment persist across the EU with differences in survival up to 25% for the same disease and at the same stage of illness between different member states, European lawmakers have warned.
Health 03-11-2021

Health NGOs ask Commission to reconsider “crucial aspects” of HERA

Nineteen European health organisations have asked that HERA be more transparent, prioritise the public interest, and involve Parliament more in the decision-making process, in a joint letter published on Wednesday, 3 November.
Health 27-10-2021

EU’s Kyriakides promises to reinstate grants for health NGOs in EU4Health programme

The European Commission will reinstate operating grants for health NGOs in the EU4Health programme, the EU's Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides has promised after European health NGOs joined forces in an online campaign this week.
Health 26-10-2021

Health Brief: East lags behind in vaccination race

Europe is now battling new spikes of COVID-19 cases, especially in Eastern member states where there is a lower vaccination uptake. This not only stretches the health systems, but puts the conversation on measures needed to stop the virus spread...
Health 21-10-2021

French government to invest €650 million in digital health

France has the potential to be a "leader in digital health", Health Minister Olivier Véran has said, announcing an investment plan of €650 million, divided into five axes, to accelerate the national digital health strategy, as part of the Health Innovation 2030 plan.
Health 20-10-2021

Opioid use: “more controlled” in Europe than in the US

The consumption of opioid painkillers increased in Europe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is this enough to signal the risk of an opioid crisis similar to the one in the United States? Not really, experts say.
Health 19-10-2021

Health Brief: Health design wins the day

The winner of the DesignEuropa awards has come from the healthcare sector for the second edition in a row, highlighting the increasing importance of a user-friendly approach in developing medical devices. The portable and compact patient monitor IntelliVueX3, developed by...
Health 14-10-2021

MEPs call for the EU pharma strategy to address medicine shortages

MEPs adopted a draft report on Tuesday (12 October) aimed at strengthening the EU's pharmaceutical strategy to ensure every patient has reliable and timely access to medicines, as shortages have been increasing since 2000. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 13-10-2021

France leads Europe in care for metastatic breast cancer patients, but not in screening

Although France is seen as a "leader" in organising the care of women with metastatic cancer,  as their quality of life has become an essential aspect of patient care in France, screening - which can reduce mortality by 20% - must be stepped up. EURACTIV France reports.