SPEECH/17/3301  18-09-2017 - Speech by Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis at the kick-off meeting of the CHRODIS PLUS Joint Action on chronic diseases 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Vilnius, 18 September 2017 Dr Galea, Dr Szocska, Distinguished members of the CHRODIS PLUS consortium, Like-minded friends,   It is a true pleasure for me to speak to you today, to launch our second European joint action on preventing and...
STATEMENT/17/3122  08-09-2017 - Bringing back hope to patients on waiting lists all over Europe: Statement by Vytenis Andriukaitis on the occasion of European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Vilnius, 8 September 2017 On 9 September we celebrate the 18th European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation. I am in Lithuania at an event marking the 30th anniversary of the first heart transplant in the country.
SPEECH/17/3103  05-09-2017 - Press remarks by Commissioner Andriukaitis following the Informal Agriculture Council 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Tallinn, 5 September 2017 Ladies and gentlemen (As Minister Tamm said earlier) today also constituted an occasion to present the state of play as regards to the fipronil case.
MEMO/17/2461  10-08-2017 - Questions and Answers: Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 10 August 2017 What is the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)? Launched nearly four decades ago, in 1979, the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) is primarily an IT tool designed to swiftly exchange information between national authorities on...
IP/17/2085  20-07-2017 - Commission launches public consultation on Health and Care in the Digital Single Market 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 20 July 2017 Today the European Commission launches a public consultation on how Europe should promote digital innovation in health and care, for the benefits of citizens and health systems in Europe.
IP/17/2028  19-07-2017 - Acrylamide: vote in favour of Commission's proposal to reduce presence in food 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2017 Today, Member States representatives voted in favour of European Commission's proposal to reduce the presence of acrylamide in food. Once implemented, the new regulation will require that food business operators (FBOs) apply mandatory measures to reduce the presence of acrylamide, proportionate...
IP/17/1906  04-07-2017 - Endocrine disruptors: major step towards protecting citizens and environment 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 4 July 2017 Today, Member States representatives voted in favour of the European Commission's proposal on scientific criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the field of plant protection products. This is an important step towards greater protection of citizens from harmful substances.
MEMO/17/1907  04-07-2017 - Endocrine disruptors - Frequently Asked Questions 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 4 July 2017 Endocrine disruptors - Frequently Asked Questions What has been voted on today? The Member States voted in favour of the draft criteria to define endocrine disruptors in the area of plant protection products (PPPs) proposed by the European Commission after several...
IP/17/1762  29-06-2017 - Antimicrobial Resistance: Commission steps us the fight with new Action Plan 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 June 2017 Today the Commission adopted a new Action Plan to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) – a growing threat that is responsible for 25,000 deaths and a loss of €1.5 billion in the EU every year.
MEMO/17/1723  29-06-2017 - New EU Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance - Questions and Answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 29 June 2017 New EU Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance - Questions and Answers See also: press release What is the cause of growing antimicrobial resistance in the EU? The rise in AMR is due to a number of factors such as excessive and...