IP/15/5028  29-05-2015 - World No Tobacco Day: Eurobarometer reveals that tobacco use is down by 2 percentage points in the EU since 2012, but 26% of Europeans are still smokers 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 May 2015 Ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Sunday 31 May, the Commission publishes a Eurobarometer on Europeans’ attitudes towards tobacco. The survey reveals a downward trend in tobacco use across Europe.
MEMO/15/4778  22-04-2015 - Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers on EU's policies on GMOs 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Fact SheetFact Sheet Brussels, 22 April 2015 What are GMOs? Food and feed generally originate from plants and animals grown and bred by humans for several thousands of years. Over time, those plants and animals with the most desirable traits were chosen for breeding the...
MEMO/15/3960  30-01-2015 - 50 years of Pharmaceutical Legislation in Europe – making a difference in the well-being of patients across Europe 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 30 January 2015 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the first EU legislation on human medicines. Council Directive 65/65 introduced clear rules on the authorisation and distribution of medicinal products and some founding principles that are valid until today.
STATEMENT/15/3203  13-01-2015 - Commissioner Andriukaitis welcomes second reading agreement vote by the European Parliament on GMO cultivation 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 13 January 2015 The European Parliament's vote in favour of the legislative proposal on GMO cultivation brings us one step closer to providing Member States with tools to decide on cultivation of EU authorised GMOs on their territory, based on reasons other than risk on...
STATEMENT/15/2942  05-01-2015 - Re-opening of the US market for imports of EU beef from January 2015 - Statement by EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 05 January 2015 "We welcome the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that the US will progressively re-open its market to exports of beef from the European Union, starting with the Republic of Ireland.
IP/14/2560  11-12-2014 - Food: EU consumers to benefit from better labelling as of 13 December 2014 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 December 2014 As of 13 December 2014, new EU food labelling[1] rules, adopted by the European Parliament and the Council in 2011, will ensure that consumers receive clearer, more comprehensive and accurate information on food content, and help them make informed choices about...
MEMO/14/2561  11-12-2014 - Questions and Answers on Food Information to Consumers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 11 December 2014 Today's consumers, whether shopping on-line or in a supermarket, increasingly want clearer and more understandable food labelling to help them make informed choices on the food they eat. In addition, more and more people suffer from allergies.
MEMO/14/2464  08-12-2014 - The European Union's response to Ebola emergency 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 08 December 2014 West Africa is currently facing the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the most affected countries. The disease has already claimed more than 6 000 lives and has seen over 17 000 cases.
IP/14/2440  06-12-2014 - EU Ebola Response: Member States send additional health personnel to the region 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 06 December 2014 The European Union and its Member States continue to mobilise all available resources to help contain the largest Ebola epidemic on record. In response to the EU's call for the mobilisation of qualified, trained and experienced health workers, Greece will send...
STATEMENT/14/2363  04-12-2014 - Commissioner Andriukaitis welcomes provisional political agreement on GMO cultivation 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 04 December 2014 I am glad to announce that yesterday evening the European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional political agreement on the draft legislation on GMO cultivation.