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12-04-2021

Join BIOS21! A message from Isabell Remus

The 2021 Biosimilar Medicines Virtual Summit will explore the latest developments in biosimilar medicines policies and look at future opportunities and challenges in this field . The registration for the #BIOS21 Summit will be free and will grant access to a website containing complementary resources, such as interviews and infographics, and reports.
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08-03-2021

Care4care

It took us a global pandemic to realise that we depend on care. But despite all the clapping, care workers continue to work in precarious and vulnerable conditions.
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01-02-2021

Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety at the Global Plasma Summit

Remarks on establishing a reliable supply of therapies, the urgent need to increase plasma collection across the EU, and the impact of the COVID-19 on the plasma donation system (as of October 2020), presented at the Global Plasma Summit.
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Services of General Interest and their role in the post-COVID19 recovery

While the COVID-19 crisis has significantly highlighted and impacted the services of general interest,  they will be central in landing the green and digital transitions in a fair and inclusive way. On the occasion of their new identity, SGI Europe...
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28-10-2020

EU4Nutrition LIVE in 2 minutes

[VIDEO] Nutrition and nutritional care are eminently (cost) effective interventions. A real strategy to tackle undernutrition, and not only obesity and overweight, should be implemented in the EU policy agenda in the wake of the revived cancer fight and COVID-crisis, several lawmakers have stressed in the recent virtual event EU4Nutrition LIVE.
Digital & Media 22-10-2020

Empowering Citizens – The key to a successful digital health transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to the fore the untapped potential for the deployment of digital health tools in Europe. Digital tools can empower citizens to manage their own health, allow healthcare workers to treat patients remotely, enable beneficial research efforts,...
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20-10-2020

Osteoporosis and fragility fractures: An urgent priority for European policymakers

To find out more information, download the ‘Osteoporosis and fragility fractures’ policy toolkit at https://www.osteopolicynetwork.org/
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12-10-2020

Watch video – From hospital to home with parenteral nutrition

People of all ages can be prescribed parenteral nutrition because of varying diseases. Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) may improve patients’ quality of daily life
Economy & Jobs 25-06-2020

Pubs ask for VAT cut on alcohol to face post-COVID reality

Europe’s hospitality sector has been hit hard by the lockdown measures enforced across the continent to contain the spread of COVID-19. In Belgium, pubs and restaurants were forced to shut down on 13 March. The Belgian government provided one-off payments and...
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18-06-2020

Europe’s trained pest management professionals call for recognition

Trained pest management professionals were recognised as key during lockdown, and will remain essential in public health and throughout the food supply chain. Support our call for recognition and sign the CEPA MoU.
Data protection 04-05-2020

Why are authorities in Bulgaria hiding the results of serological tests?

The latest investigative report by EURACTIV Bulgaria’s Valia Achchieva shows that the authorities are hiding the results of serologic tests which suggest that a large proportion of the population has already become immune to COVID-19. The findings shed light on...
Coronavirus 20-04-2020

Lenarcic: Some wrongly believed they were ready to fight COVID-19

The European Commission has been calling for preparedness against the pandemic since day one in January, the EU Commissioner for crisis management, Janez Lenarčič, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Coronavirus 16-04-2020

Private laboratories in Bulgaria: ‘Liberate the country from COVID-19!’

Five private laboratories in Bulgaria have organised rapid patient tests for COVID-19 and are uploading the results to a dedicated public platform. The idea is to have a more accurate census of people who have encountered the coronavirus and produced antibodies and provide data that would help the exit strategies' decision-making.

COVID-19 should not become a security crisis, NATO chief warns

"We have to deal with COVID-19, but at the same time, we have to make sure that the health crisis doesn't become a security crisis," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told EURACTIV in an interview about NATO's crisis response and threat preparedness, China's role and the pandemic's impact on the military alliance.
10-04-2020

Iberian stories on European cohesion

Looking back thirty years, one can find images like those seen today on the Spanish-Portuguese border. Crossroads under surveillance, roads shut down… images that only the elderly remember and that will soon be forgotten again. Thousands of Spaniards and Portuguese...
Politics 06-03-2020

Tweets of the Week: EU Corona Case, Greta Thunberg, Greek Border

Member states struggle to contain coronavirus disease, in Brussels, Greta Thunberg lectures MEPs, and new migration crisis causes unease.
28-02-2020

‘Don’t panic about COVID-19, learn from Latvia,’ says Pabriks

“Resilience is about education. COVID-19 will not be the last emergency faced by Europe,” said Latvian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Artis Pabriks. “We must all learn from this, change our mindset when it comes to crisis management, educate...
Politics 28-02-2020

Tweets of the Week: Coronavirus, Brexit Mandates, Carnival Distaste

Coronavirus lockdown causes pasta distress, what happens next in Brexit is anyone’s guess and a carnival in Flanders fails to impress.
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28-02-2020

Rare diseases Day at the European Parliament

People living with SMA, ALS and other rare disease was the focus of the Rare Disease event at the EU Parliament on 18 February. The event was organised by Biogen in collaboration with EURORDIS, the patient organisation for rare diseases.
Coronavirus 25-02-2020

Coronavirus – How should the EU respond?

With the most recent outbreak of coronavirus, now known by its official name COVID-19, announced over the weekend in Italy, the EU is taking precautions to stem the spread of the virus. And as of 24 February, 178 cases of...
Politics 14-02-2020

Tweets of the Week: VLD vs Boris, Coronavirus, and Irish elections

Welcome to Euractiv’s EU Tweets of the Week VDL issues Boris an Ozzie correction, efforts continue to stop coronavirus infection and Irish give tight result in general election. This episode is supported by ACI Europe, find out more about them...
12-02-2020

Sinkevicius: Dealing with PFAS chemicals in revised tap water rules was a ‘great move’

The inclusion of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into the EU's Drinking Water Directive was a step forward that showed the EU's commitment to address these chemicals, Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.
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04-02-2020

Ensure that no one is left behind

In fall 2019, Dr Hans Kluge was nominated as the new WHO Regional Director for Europe. At the premises of the latest European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) conference in Bad Hofgastein, Austria, nominee WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr Kluge,...
27-01-2020

Sustainability at Stadio Olimpico

In the framework of the Life TACKLE project, the Stadio Olimpico in Rome has been making changes to be more environmentally friendly. Stadium Manager Andrea Santini explains the steps they have already taken, and the plans they have for the future.