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Guest blog post by Dr Basiron is the CEO of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC). How to grow the European economy? A question that has dominated European politics since the banking crisis. Speeches have been made, and solutions proffered, by Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, Jean-Claude Juncker, and many others. The prescriptions differ, but one… » read more

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Genval, 20th May, 2016 – As of today, the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has entered into force, and I was wondering whether we really understand what does it really mean for public health? In my opinion, the TPD gives the golden key for Member States to go further in the field of public health and… » read more

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By Madi Sharma, UK Member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Entrepreneur Europe has always played a key role in the innovation and development of personal care, body hygiene and beauty products. However, its leading position has been progressively eroded in the process of global competition. In promoting European initiatives in this sector,… » read more

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Guest blog post by Jurgi Camblong, CEO and founder of Sophia Genetics. To ensure optimal treatment plans for European patients, we are calling for the swift deployment of recently agreed new European data protection guidelines, and the rapid development of an EU compliant healthcare data pooling framework, which would foster a more active approach to… » read more

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Genval, 6th May 2016. – What are the 3 concluions for the EU public health policy that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismissed the legal arguments raised by the tobacco and the electronic cigarette industries against the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and confirmed the validity of this key public health legislation which should be… » read more

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(author – Adolfo Costantini) Rome, 2 May 2016. – The recent leak of confidential Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) documents by Greenpeace did not cover the planned Sustainable Chapter and it is worth to reflect upon if increased transparency will help making Trade agreements sustainable. The adoption of Sustainable Development Goals in New York… » read more

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Guest blog post by Eszter Hidas, WWF European Policy Office. It is not surprising that the world’s largest Seafood Expo takes place in Europe every year – indeed, this reflects the fact that the EU is the world’s number 1 destination for seafood exports. With this position of course comes great responsibility, and the Expo,… » read more

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Genval, 24 April, 2016. – Disclaimer: These are the transcripts of an interview originally published on International Innovation (issue 163) in November 2014. The authentic version is available at the International Innovation website. How to improve the health status and life expectancy of Europe’s population while reducing health inequalities? Overview of my work as a… » read more

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Genval, 16th April 2016 – Ironic. While there are – at least – three, “low hanging fruit” type policy proposal on the table for the European Commission to improve population health in the EU, we can only expect a 1 day conference on chronic diseases. Talk shaw or real action, this is the question. ‘Towards… » read more

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Genval, 11th April 2016. – Because trade secret is so widely defined that it includes clinical trials data, and despite of vague exceptions, it can well affect clinical trials transparency which is key for patient safety and new drug development. There is no guarantuee that Pharmaceutical companies will not abuse it. Why are Trade Secrets… » read more

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Genval, 4th April, 2016 – Yes, it would, because – strangely enough – this time the industry is asking for more regulation: public health and consumer protection NGOs are united with processed food industry giants on the ban of industrially produced trans fats. Since this is a strange alliance of organisations usually having conflicting (private… » read more

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