Health Archives

  • World Economic Forum: Full coverage from Davos

    News | EU Priorities 2020 31-01-2018

    Between 23 and 26 January, the Swiss mountain village of Davos hosted the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. The programme, initiatives and projects of this year's meeting focused on the theme Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. EURACTIV's editor-in-chief Daniela Vincenti and business editor Jorge Valero reported extensively from Davos.

  • Pernod Ricard CEO: Alcohol tax ‘penalises’ responsible consumers

    Interview | Alcohol 31-01-2018

    The decision to raise excise taxes on alcohol “penalises” the majority of consumers who drink responsibly, while those who have issues with alcohol will be unaffected as they will keep on drinking excessively, Alexandre Ricard told in an interview.


  • Energy poverty chair: Extreme summer heat could provide wake-up call

    Interview | Energy 31-01-2018

    Two out of three EU countries do not measure energy poverty but a new observatory launched on Monday (29 January) should provide member states with the information they need to address a problem that could affect more than 100 million people in Europe, says the chair of the EU's Energy Poverty Observatory.

  • Italy cries foul over temporary accommodation of EU Medicines Agency

    News | Brexit 30-01-2018

    Dutch officials and the head of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) sought yesterday (29 January) to allay any jitters among the agency's 900 London-based staff who are being asked to move to Amsterdam because of Britain's departure from the EU.

  • Fake medicines? Face 15 year jail term

    News 29-01-2018

    Twenty-one EU countries have made falsifying medicines a criminal offence, carrying a potential jail sentence of 15 years, according to a new report published on Friday (26 January) by the European Commission.

  • Big data revolution and EU healthcare

    Special Report 29-01-2018

    The ongoing big data revolution could have a significant impact on health policies in the EU. EU policymakers say the big data could considerably change the way healthcare policies are shaped. Through a data-driven approach, health systems will be more focused …