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Coronavirus 10-03-2022

MEPs approve new special committee on COVID-19

A new special committee to oversee lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and make recommendations for the future has been greenlighted by the European Parliament on Thursday (10 March).
Health 03-03-2022

EU expert group recommends Commission to step up cancer screening

The EU's Group of Chief Scientific Advisers (GCSA) has issued scientific advice to the Commission to strengthen its plan to fight cancer in Europe. The priority, they say, is to extend screening to other different kinds of cancer.
Health 23-02-2022

Health Brief: Oh, BECA (you’re that special one)

Oh, baby, you are my special one, Marvin Gaye sang, and it could have just as well been about the Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA). But with more and more "special" committees cropping up, the question is: are they 'specially memorable' or 'nothing special'?

MEPs divided over alcohol consumption in fight against cancer

An EU report on beating cancer was adopted by a large majority of MEPs on Wednesday (16 February), after conservatives' amendments loosened up zero-alcohol recommendations. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 27-07-2021

Parliament draft report pushes for tax hike on all tobacco products

A draft of a new report from the European Parliament's beating cancer committee does not distinguish between cigarettes and novel tobacco products on key points, signalling a tighter position on tobacco control, but some EU lawmakers are already mobilising to challenge this.