IP/18/2941  11-04-2018 - Commission acts to boost trust in scientific studies on food safety 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 11 April 2018 Today the Commission is responding to the concerns expressed by citizens in a successful European Citizens' Initiative, with a proposal to improve the transparency of scientific studies in the food safety area.
MEMO/18/2942  11-04-2018 - Commission's proposal on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model in the food chain 
European Commission - European - Fact Sheet Commission Brussels, 11 April 2018 Questions & Answers Why is the Commission making a proposal on transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment model? This proposal is a direct follow-up to: The Commission's reply[1] to the European Citizens Initiative on glyphosate, and specifically to peoples'...
STATEMENT/18/2844  06-04-2018 - Statement by Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis ahead of World Health Day 2018: 'Universal Healthcare for all' 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 6 April 2018 Access to healthcare for all is one of the major achievements of post-Second World War Europe bringing to reality the idea that all human beings, rich or poor, should benefit from quality medical care without worry that their illness would...
STATEMENT/18/2461  23-03-2018 - Statement ahead of World Tuberculosis Day by Commissioners Andriukaitis, Moedas, Thyssen and Mimica 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 23 March 2018 On the eve of World Tuberculosis Day, we underline our commitment to ending the tuberculosis epidemic by 2030. We call on governments all over the world to redouble their efforts and make this happen.
IP/18/486  31-01-2018 - Assessing health technology in the EU: Commission proposes to reinforce cooperation amongst Member States 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 31 January 2018 Assessing health technology in the EU: Commission proposes to reinforce cooperation amongst Member States Today the Commission has put forward a proposal to boost cooperation amongst EU Member States for assessing health technology.
MEMO/18/487  31-01-2018 - Q&A: Commission proposal on Health Technology Assessment 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 31 January 2018 Q&A: Commission proposal on Health Technology Assessment What is Health Technology Assessment? Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is a multidisciplinary process that summarises information about the medical, social, economic and ethical issues related to the use of a health technology in a...
MEMO/17/5270  15-12-2017 - Tobacco track and trace system: Questions and Answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 15 December 2017 Tobacco track and trace system: Questions and Answers Why do tobacco products on the EU market need to be tracked and traced? Tobacco use is extremely harmful to health. Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable death in the EU.
STATEMENT/17/5269  15-12-2017 - Combatting illicit trade in tobacco products: Statement by Commissioner Andriukaitis on the EU's adoption of an EU-wide track and trace system 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 15 December 2017 Today the EU has taken a big step forward in combatting the illicit trade in tobacco products. The new EU-wide track and trace system adopted today will ensure that tobacco products in the EU are easily traceable with a unique identifier for...
IP/17/5191  12-12-2017 - Glyphosate: Commission responds to European Citizens' Initiative and announces more transparency in scientific assessments 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 Glyphosate: Commission responds to European Citizens' Initiative and announces more transparency in scientific assessments With the Communication adopted today, the Commission replies to the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) "Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides" and commits...
MEMO/17/5192  12-12-2017 - Questions & Answers: Commission replies to European Citizens' Initiative on Glyphosate and announces more transparency in scientific assessments 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Strasbourg, 12 December 2017 Why did the Commission not ban glyphosate? There are currently neither scientific nor legal grounds justifying a ban of glyphosate. After a comprehensive and transparent scientific process, where more than 6.000 pages of scientific assessment were made public, the EU risk...