About: Commissioner for Health and Consumer Affairs

Health 07-12-2015

Fat content: Mandatory labelling requirements are misleading

The current labelling requirements for vegetable oils and fats stigmatises the European margarines and spreads industry wrongly, writes Siska Pottie.
Agrifood 13-01-2015

MEPs approve national ban on GM crops cultivation

MEPs have rubber-stamped controversial rules permitting EU member states to decide themselves whether to allow the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops, which are currently grown in only five EU countries.
Health 10-10-2014

Juncker seen making U-turn on medicines policy

Jean-Claude Juncker has ceded to pressure from MEPs and abandoned his plan to return control of medicines and pharmaceutical products to the Industry Commissioner. This responsibility will instead remain in the hands of the Health Commissioner, EURACTIV France reports
Health 05-06-2013

MEPs unimpressed by Croatia’s Commission candidate

Lawmakers were unsatisfied by the "vague" answers given by Croatia's commissioner candidate, after a three-hour grilling in the European Parliament.
Health 26-04-2013

Croatia handed EU Consumer Protection portfolio

Neven Mimica, a senior minister in the Croat government, was appointed as the European Commission's 28th member, the EU Executive announced yesterday (25 April). Mimica will take up his duties in the Consumer Protection portfolio on 1 July, after a hearing in the European Parliament.
Future EU 21-11-2012

Borg’s confirmation leaves Socialists split over gay rights

Tonio Borg was confirmed by European lawmakers in Strasbourg today (21 November) but the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) group was left divided after its decision to reject the Maltese candidate for the job of EU health Commissioner was ignored by MEPs.