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...
IP/17/4974  29-11-2017 - Brexit: European Commission proposes legislative amendments for the relocation of the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority from London 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 November 2017 The European Commission has today made two legislative proposals to amend the founding Regulations of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA).
IP/17/4722  23-11-2017 - Commission diagnoses the state of health in the EU 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 23 November 2017 Commission diagnoses the state of health in the EU Only by rethinking our health systems can we ensure that they remain fit-for-purpose and provide patient-centred care.
IP/17/4777  20-11-2017 - Brexit: European Commission welcomes decision by EU27 Member States to relocate UK-based Agencies 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 November 2017 The European Commission welcomes today's agreement at the General Affairs Council (Article 50 format) to move the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) to Amsterdam and Paris, respectively. Both Agencies are currently located in London.
STATEMENT/17/4607  15-11-2017 - European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017 - Statement by Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, and Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation 
European Commission - Commission - Statement European Brussels, 15 November 2017 Today we mark the 10th anniversary of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day, by raising awareness once more about the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – one of the biggest threats to global health.