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
Bart Staes, Belgian MEP for the Greens group
Agrifood 18-09-2014

EU Commission drags its feet on food waste

High-level decision makers at the European Commission are blocking its very own action plan to address food waste and to promote a sustainable food policy for Europe. Saying sorry will surely not be enough, writes MEP Bart Staes.
Health 11-09-2014

A bad start for the new Commission

The directorate for public health (DG Sanco) took over the lead role for medicines and medical devices, only some years ago. Mr Juncker's announcement that these units will be moved back to DG Enterprise, is a step backwards, writes Jim Murray.
Health 28-03-2014

European healthcare ‘not equipped’ to meet future challenges

With increased demand and limited resources, current healthcare policies may prove to be unsustainable in coming years, warned policymakers at an event organised by the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) in Brussels on Thursday (27 March).
Health 19-03-2014

Ministers, commissioners in joined call for healthcare justice

Health inequalities and discrimination continue to grow across Europe, despite attempts to tackle the issue, according to EU health officials, who spoke in Brussels on Wednesday (19 March).