The Parliament’s environment committee wants to increase the funding for the new Community action programme for public health (2001-2006). In its second reading on 20 November 2001, the EP committee went against the Council’s common position and demanded an increase of the funding for this programme to 380 million euro.
The members of the environment committee adopted the draft recommendation for the second reading by MEP Antonio Trakatellis (EPP, Greece). They opposed the Council’s cut and repeated their demand for the funding of this programme to be increased to 380 million euros.
Other demands by the committee:
- assistance to be provided to support the activities of non-profit making organisations active in the field of public health;
- assistance to applicant countries to raise health standards of their populations;
- increased measures to combat communicable diseases in the EU and in Eastern Europe.