MEMO/14/314  16-04-2014 - Questions & Answers: Fees for Pharmacovigilance activities 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 April 2014 Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of an EU Regulation on fees payable to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the conduct of pharmacovigilance activities for medicinal products for human use, which lays down the level and structure of these fees.
MEMO/14/293  16-04-2014 - April infringements package: main decisions 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 April 2014 April April In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.
IP/14/418  10-04-2014 - Public health: Joint purchasing of vaccines and medicines becomes a reality in the EU 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 April 2014 Today, the Commission approved a Joint Procurement Agreement, which will enable all EU countries to procure pandemic vaccines and other medical countermeasures as a group, rather than individually.
IP/14/411  09-04-2014 - Winners of the 5th EU Prize for Journalists announced 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 April 2014 The winners of the fifth EU Health Prize for Journalists were announced by Health Commissioner, Mr Tonio Borg, at an award ceremony in Brussels yesterday evening. Out of more than 850 articles entered into the competition, 28 national finalists were chosen by...
IP/14/389  08-04-2014 - EU challenges Russia in the WTO over pork import ban 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 April 2014 The EU today launched a case in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the Russian ban on imports of pigs, fresh pork and certain pig products from the EU. Russia closed its market to the EU – cutting off almost 25% of...
MEMO/14/260  07-04-2014 - Bee health: what is the EU doing? Questions & Answers 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 7 April 2014 1. What has the European Commission done for better bee health? The Commission contributes to bee health on many areas: On the veterinary side, the Commission: created an EU Reference Laboratory for bee health in 2011; co-financed voluntary surveillance studies to estimate the...
IP/14/376  04-04-2014 - Public health: Commission stresses need for greater effectiveness, accessibility and resilience for EU’s health systems 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 April 2014 In a Communication adopted today, the Commission lays out an EU agenda for making Europe’s health systems fit for facing current challenges and pressures. It highlights a number of initiatives the EU can develop and build upon to help Member States ensure...
IP/14/369  03-04-2014 - Food chain: Commissioner Borg welcomes Parliament's endorsement of a common financial framework for 2014-2020 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 April 2014 A Commission proposal creating, for the first time, a common financial framework covering the whole food chain was endorsed yesterday by the European Parliament. This framework with a budget of almost €1.9 billion covering the period 2014-2020 will fund priorities in the...
MEMO/14/214  25-03-2014 - RAPEX in 2013 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 25 March 2014 RAPEX in 2013 1. What is RAPEX? RAPEX is the European rapid alert system for dangerous products. It ensures that information about dangerous products withdrawn from the market and/or recalled from consumers anywhere in Europe is quickly circulated between Member States and the...
MEMO/14/205  21-03-2014 - Preparation of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 24th March 2014 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 21 March 2014 The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of March 2014 will take place in Brussels on 24th March 2014. The Commission will be represented by Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, and the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Cioloş and...