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  • Parliament wants stricter rules on food for vulnerable groups

     Video | Promoted content | Health 12-06-2013

    The European Parliament yesterday (11 June) adopted new rules on the labelling and content of baby milks and foods for special medical purposes. These will in the future be better defined in order to protect consumers.

  • EU slams US over data scandal

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 12-06-2013

    MEPs on Tuesday slammed the US government over reports that the country's Security Agency had been snooping on EU citizen's information and called for tougher online regulations.
    The scandal comes after whistleblower Ed Snowden revealed last week that the US authorities had tapped the servers of internet companies for personal data.

  • MEPS on US data scandal

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 11-06-2013

    Europeans have reacted angrily to revelations that US authorities had tapped the servers of internet companies for personal data, saying such activity confirmed their fears about American Web giants' reach and showed that tighter regulations were needed just as the EU and US are about to launch transatlantic trade talks.

  • EU to impose bigger fines for food fraud after horsemeat scandal

     Video | Promoted content | Health 06-05-2013

    In the wake of the horse meat scandal, the European Commission unveiled plans on Monday to impose bigger fines on food producers who commit fraud.
    The proposal comes after horse DNA was found in up to 5% of EU products labelled as beef, after the Commission carried out food tests across the continent.

  • EU tables revised food safety rules on back of horsemeat scandal

    News | Health 06-05-2013

    In the wake of the horsemeat scandal which rocked Europe’s food industry, the European Commission has proposed measures to tighten controls on the health of animals and plants entering the European food chain.

  • 5% of EU beef products contain horsemeat, says EU

     Video | Promoted content | Health 17-04-2013

    Horse DNA has been found in up to 5% of EU products labelled as beef, according to results published on Tuesday by the European Commission.
    Additional tests on horse carcasses revealed a 0.5% contamination of phenylbutazone or 'bute', a potentially harmful drug banned from human consumption.
    The Commission dismissed concerns that bute traces or horse meat consumption pose a risk to human health and called the scandal a 'food fraud'.

  • Parliament agrees rules to settle consumer disputes out-of-court

     Video | Promoted content | Health 13-03-2013

    The European Parliament has approved out-of-court systems for dealing with consumer complaints, in a drive to save some €22.5 billion by reducing the number of lengthy court actions.

  • Borg signals compromise possible on tobacco additives

    News | Health 05-03-2013

    EXCLUSIVE / The Commissioner for health and consumer affairs has signalled that European tobacco producers may include additives in Burley tobacco, offering East European tobacco producers a compromise that could enable them to continue production.

  • Borg: Labelling isn’t the answer to the horsemeat scandal

    Interview | Science & Policymaking 05-03-2013

    The Commissioner for health and consumer affairs tells EURACTIV that the horsemeat scandal should be seen for what it is: a fraud rather than a flaw in the regulation. He favours introducing tougher penalties for such incidents, but believes food labelling should be kept as a separate issue.

  • Borg on Tobacco and Horsemeat

     Video | Promoted content | Health 05-03-2013

    The Commissioner for health and consumer affairs tells EURACTIV that the horsemeat scandal should be seen for what it is: a fraud rather than a flaw in the regulation. He favours introducing tougher penalties for such incidents, but believes food labelling should be kept as a separate issue.

  • EU begins month of intensive DNA tests for horsemeat

    News | Health 04-03-2013

    The EU has begun one month of extensive DNA testing on food products, after companies found horsemeat in numerous beef dishes.

  • EU lawmakers ready to confront tobacco industry ‘Goliath’

     Video | Promoted content | Health 27-02-2013

    Four months after health commissioner John Dalli resigned over alleged industry attempts to influence the EU Tobacco Products Directive, European lawmakers are preparing to re-examine the draft legislation.

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