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22-05-2019

Vote for a Europe for cancer patients, survivors and carers on May 23-26th

As citizens across the EU vote for the future of Europe this week, the European Cancer Patient Coalition urges all to recognise our collective responsibility to ensure the next European Parliament addresses the challenges faced by those affected by cancer.
Agrifood 16-05-2019

Romania cuts VAT rate for ‘healthy and traditional food’

The Romanian government has decided to promote the consumption of healthy and traditional foodstuffs by cutting the VAT rate from 9% to 5%. EURACTIV Romania reports.
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Circular economy 14-05-2019

UNESDA priorities and aspirations for 2019-2024

UNESDA’s Aspirations for the 2019-24 legislative period address the three core areas of Sustainability, Responsibility and Competitiveness. They build on the priorities of the entire food and drink industry and articulate a single market purposed around: Growing sustainably, Serving consumers, and Feeding Europe’s economy.
Circular economy 14-05-2019

EU cities join forces for more sustainable tourism

Climate change and tourism are closely interlinked. Local and regional authorities across Europe are working together to improve waste management to make tourism more sustainable in their towns.
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13-05-2019

Cancer patients unite to call for increased awareness of bladder cancer

Approximately 430,000 people are newly diagnosed with invasive bladder cancer around the world each year. Globally, there are 2.7 million people who are currently living with bladder cancer.
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10-05-2019

Discussing standards with SPIDIA4P at the European Parliament

Can new international and European standards increase patients’ safety by reducing the negative impact of external factors on in vitro diagnostic test results, thus ensuring that patients obtain diagnoses that are as objective as possible?
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Agrifood 02-05-2019

Obesity – the biggest threat to public health

Obesity rates have tripled, making it the biggest threat to public health. At Herbalife Nutrition, we’re committed to effecting change where it is needed most.
Agrifood 30-04-2019

Childhood obesity is a plague on Southern Europe, new WHO report finds

Higher numbers of severe obesity and overweight cases were reported in Southern European, according to a new study from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Treatment and management options are still having a limited impact.
29-04-2019

London marathon goes greener

As the London marathon aims at becoming a world leader in sustainable sports events, the Sunday (28 April) edition introduced a new set of measures to become greener.
29-04-2019

Poll: Nearly half of Europeans think vaccines ‘can often produce severe side effects’

85% of EU citizens believe vaccines are an effective way of preventing diseases, but almost half of them think vaccines "can often produce severe side-effects," according to a new Eurobarometer survey.
26-04-2019

French professional League and WWF join forces to boost sustainability in football

The French professional football governing body and the environmental NGO WWF signed a partnership in April to reduce the ecological footprint of football clubs.
25-04-2019

Uruguay begins exporting medical marijuana, Germany is first EU client

Already the first country in the world to legalize recreational use of marijuana, Uruguay now aims to go further by becoming the first in Latin America to export it for medicinal purposes.
Agrifood 25-04-2019

EU curbs trans fats from 2021 to boost heart health

The EU adopted a regulation on Wednesday (24 April) to curb trans fat amounts in products like snack food as part of efforts to fight heart disease and strokes in Europe.
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24-04-2019

She Runs Active Girls’ Lead a groundbreaking event promoting girls’ health, gender equality and leadership

The inaugural "She Runs: Active Girls' Lead", the first international school event to promote girls' health, gender equality and leadership through school sport, took place in Paris, France from March 12-15, welcoming 500 young women from 33 countries and four continents.
23-04-2019

British football clubs want to lead the way in reducing single-use plastics

Football can bring joy or frustration to supporters... but also a lot of waste. UK football teams have decided to introduce reusable cups in stadiums, as part of a joint initiative by the Premier League and British TV channel Sky News.

Endocrine disruptors drop the curtain on this European Parliament

On Thursday (18 April), the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution asking the European Commission to ensure a higher level of protection against endocrine disruptors (EDCs) by making a legislative proposal on the matter no later than June 2020.
Energy 16-04-2019

Saving energy, a European challenge of varying scale

Several EU member states, including France, have chosen to implement laws that would allow the trading of energy saving certificates, an important shift towards saving energy.
Economy & Jobs 12-04-2019

EU track and trace system risks missing the deadline

EU member states have not yet taken the necessary measures from the Tobacco Product Directive II to implement a track and trace system for tackling illicit tobacco trade, which risks creating disruptions in the single market, EURACTIV has learnt.
12-04-2019

Tap water rules no longer in deep water, but health concerns persist

Finland's EU presidency and MEPs in the new European Parliament will have to address all relevant health concerns when it comes to the drinking water rules if they want to pass the historic first citizen-led EU legislation in the next term.
Economy & Jobs 09-04-2019

RAPEX, the safety guarantee for European products

The rapid alert system removed more than 2,000 dangerous products from the European market in 2018. However, much remains to be done about security, notably with regards to China. EURACTIV France reports.
Circular economy 05-04-2019

A circular economy retrospective

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Recycling, reuse and all things circular are taking on more and more importance in Europe. Sustainability will remain high on the agenda of the next EU legislative cycle but what tools are in place to help the industry get it across the line?
05-04-2019

Katainen: Same level of priority for food and medicine in no-deal Brexit

Medicine supplies and food safety standards are both vital and the EU cannot prioritise one over the other in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Vice President of the Commission Jyrki Katainen said on Thursday (4 April).
Agrifood 04-04-2019

Animal health law: A power tool against illegal puppy trade?

The EU needs around 8 million puppies annually to meet consumer demand - far beyond legitimate breeders’ capacity. As a result, the illegal online puppy trade is booming, and state-of-the-art trafficking networks benefit from a market approximately worth over €1 billion per year, writes Georgia Diamantopoulou.
Climate change 03-04-2019

Extreme weather cost Europe nearly half a trillion euros so far

Floods, droughts, heatwaves and other climate-related extremes caused economic losses of €453 billion between 1980 and 2017, claiming the lives of more than 115,000 people across Europe.

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