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Brussels, 25th June 2019 Subject: Suggesting 7 actions to your next five years plan to re-launch Europe by improving health Dear Commission President Elect, By the time of writing this, it is not known to whom that letter will be addressed but I am sure you can certainly have an interest to listen to me… » read more

  Posted by Zoltán Massay-Kosubek

I had the honour to contribute with the following editorial to the May Newsletter of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) dedicated to ‘tobacco and trade‘. On 31st May, we celebrate the World Health Organization (WHO) initiated World No Tobacco Day which this year focuses on tobacco and lung health. While the health-harmful nature of… » read more

  Posted by Zoltán Massay-Kosubek

Following my first event building public health capacity in Hungary in October 2012, an event about trans-fats organised by the Hungarian Permanent representation, supported by us in Brussels in April 2016 and a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) focused visit to Hungary in October 2016, this time I am joining forces with the Hungarian Alliance… » read more

  Posted by Zoltán Massay-Kosubek

In its 60-year history, the European Union has often distinguished itself by the use of innovative tools. Two come immediately to mind: the quotas and mechanisms under the Lomé Convention that offer developing country exporters the internal EU price rather than the dumping price practised on world markets. The regulatory innovation that was the rule… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

D’après les conclusions de l’étude sur la charge des maladies 2010, les principaux problèmes de santé et de bien-être dans l’ensemble des Etats européens membres de l’OMS sont liés à l’alimentation. Pour les individus, la communauté et les pouvoirs publics, les coûts sociaux, économiques et financiers de la malnutrition sont phénoménaux. L’Europe se nourrit mal… » read more

  Posted by In EU

Guest blog post by Patrick Bailey, a professional writer focusing on mental illness and addiction graduated at Central Michigan University. Retaining the unenviable ‘title’ as the world’s heaviest drinkers for more than a decade now, Europeans have recognized the health consequences of alcohol consumption to the drinker and to those around him. The European Union… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Last week the US magazine Newsweek had Emmanuel Macron on its cover as the “Last Man Standing”. Why not? But in an EU looking for direction, the boundary between leaders and followers seems to be reversed. Curiously, the leaders fall into distinct groups, while the followers are individuals. It seems the EU is being driven… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

By Marc-Olivier Herman, Oxfam EU Economic Justice Policy Lead Right now, European supermarkets are using their huge purchasing power to squeeze their food suppliers through a range of unfair trading practices, such as late payments or last-minute cancellations of orders. These practices lead to poor working conditions and even human rights abuses for the people… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Representing interests (more commonly known as ‘lobbying’) is a complex profession founded on a simple choice: either you try to convince and build consensus via mediation, or you work to impose one side’s view upon the other. The European Union, so long a beacon of mediation, is slowly drifting towards the second option. This is… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

Guest blog post by Garlich von Essen, Secretary General, European Seed Association (ESA) and Petra Jorasch, Manager Plant Breeding & Innovation Advocacy, European Seed Association (ESA) The Advocate General takes a differentiated view when assessing the regulatory status of plants resulting from new breeding methods. The latest plant breeding methods like genome editing can help… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

All economic activities related to research, development, production, trade and consumption of plants, animals and all other living things are defined as “bioeconomy”. Scientifically bioeconomy aims at producing economical gains by generating surplus values using new methods such as biotechnology with the targeted profits of improved health, increased productivity and higher quality in agricultural and… » read more

  Posted by Nacikgoz

Gastbeitrag von MdEP Alberto Cirio. Jede achte Frau erkrankt im Laufe ihres Lebens an Brustkrebs. Und bei fast jeder dritten Brustkrebspatientin entwickeln sich Metastasen. In Italien allein leiden 30.000 Frauen an metastasiertem Brustkrebs (MBK). Und die Zahlen scheinen weiter anzusteigen. Die gute Nachricht ist allerdings, dass laut der italienischen Überwachungsagentur für seltene Krankheiten die Überlebensrate… » read more

  Posted by Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) in Europe

            Dionisio González is the Advocacy & Outreach Director at UITP, the International Association of Public Transport. UITP is a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility and it is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. Cities around the world are… » read more

  Posted by International Association of Public Transport

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