Stakeholders remain divided on promotional support for target markets and animal products, with NGOs calling for meat to be cut off cold turkey, while farmers argue no products should be off the table.
There is a large inequality of access to women's cancer services and treatments across the block, according to the EU health chief, who highlighted the role of Europe's Beating Cancer plan in bridging these disparities.
Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. This week: we speak with Tassos Haniotis, director of strategy, simplification and policy...
The much-awaited ‘Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan’ intends to create a knowledge centre to coordinate the scientific and technical cancer-related initiatives at the EU level, including the European health data space, according to a leaked draft of the plan.
The much-awaited 'Europe's Beating Cancer Plan' is being shaped with a strong push on prevention, targeting in particular alcohol and tobacco products, including novel tobacco products like e-cigarettes, EURACTIV has learnt.
Nutrition and nutritional care are eminently (cost) effective interventions and should therefore be a key component and integral part of any EU health initiative that strives for disease prevention, effective treatment and improved patient outcomes. Olle Ljungqvist is Professor of...
The EU executive is expected to finally get to the heart of its five-year health agenda with the unveiling of Europe's Beating Cancer Plan and the much-awaited pharmaceutical strategy. The launch of both initiatives was confirmed for the fourth quarter of 2020 in the Commission's latest working programme.
Despite the solid evidence that outdoor workers in various workplaces across Europe are exposed to elevated levels of UV radiation and are consequently at a significantly increased risk of developing non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), this evidence has yet not been translated into a common European regulatory approach.
The President of the European Commission launched an EU-wide public consultation on Europe's Beating Cancer Plan on Tuesday (4 February), announcing an EU-wide "open health data space" in support of research, prevention and cure.
From the commitment to fighting (and possibly defeating) cancer to the food labelling minefield, the bar will be set pretty high when it comes to health and food safety in 2020. Will the EU be able to live up all its over-ambitious promises?
The Commission will kick-off the discussion on the 'Europe's beating cancer plan' next 4 February on the occasion of the world cancer day, while the communication and action plan itself is expected towards the end of 2020, Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides announced.
Any EU policy aimed at eradicating cancer must combine optimism, prudence and the realism of scientific evidence, the new boss of the EU research team on cancer, Walter Ricciardi, told EURACTIV in an interview.