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Global Europe 10-04-2020

Avoiding the world another terrible contamination

In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU should introduce a range measures including a common human health protection policy aimed at reducing the risk of future epidemics arising from poor sanitary or phytosanitary conditions that would have to be met by countries exporting product to the EU, writes Dick Roche.

Coronavirus has changed the future of national security forever. Here’s how

Nuclear war was the great fear of the 20th century and our institutions were built to respond to such threats. But Covid-19 has shown the world’s defence experts that we were blind, writes Stephan Blank.

COVID-19 pandemic raises questions on preparedness for biological threats

As Europe is grappling to find a response to the coronavirus pandemic, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has criticised Europe’s lack of preparedness against biological threats. Speaking at a press briefing on Saturday (28 March), Borissov criticised, amongst others, NATO...
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Health 22-07-2015

Securing Health in Europe: Balancing priorities, sharing responsibilities

Prof Helmut Brand, President of the International Forum Gastein, gives a short overview of what to expect from the European Health Forum Gastein 2015. Going into its 18th year, the Forum has grown to become the leading conference devoted to European health policy and was attended by almost 600 delegates in 2014, amongst them many senior decision-makers, including 15 Ministers, Secretaries of State and Director Generals. This year’s main theme is “Securing health in Europe. Balancing priorities, sharing responsibilities”.
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