STATEMENT/15/4631  18-03-2015 - Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis meeting with the Ambassador of Russian Federation to the EU Mr Vladimir Chizhov on 18 March 2015 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 18 March 2015 Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis met Ambassador of Russian Federation Vladimir Chizhov today to discuss bilateral sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues. Commissioner recalled the numerous restrictions introduced by Russia on imports from the EU.
IP/15/4521  03-03-2015 - From emergency to recovery: EU mobilises efforts to end Ebola and alleviate its impact 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 03 March 2015 The “Ebola: from emergency to recovery” conference is taking place in Brussels today under the organisation and patronage of the European Union. While international efforts have reduced the number of Ebola infections in recent months, it is critical to maintain the...
MEMO/15/4507  02-03-2015 - EU response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 02 March 2015 West Africa is facing the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the most affected countries. Over 22 900 people have been infected, more than 9 200 of whom have died.
MEMO/15/3743  27-01-2015 - Pesticides: Experts endorse new EU list of candidates for substitution 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 27 January 2015 A Commission proposal to establish an EU list of 77 candidates for substitution was today endorsed by EU Member State experts. Candidates for substitution (CfS) are pesticides for which national authorities need to carry out an assessment to establish whether more...
STATEMENT/14/2185  27-11-2014 - World AIDS Day 2014: "We need to keep up the momentum in the fight against HIV/AIDS", says EU Health Commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 27 November 2014 Speaking at the Ministerial Conference "Fighting against HIV/AIDS ten years after the Dublin Declaration" organised by the Italian Presidency in Rome, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis said: “Despite considerable progress in the fight against the HIV/AIDS, it continues to...
IP/14/1051  26-09-2014 - Consumers: Commission improves safety of cosmetics 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 September 2014 Today the Commission further strengthened the protection of consumers, in particular babies and young children. It adopted two measures restricting the use of three preservatives in cosmetic products.
IP/14/877  24-07-2014 - Commission publishes encouraging second round of EU-wide test results for horse meat DNA in beef products: measures to fight food fraud are working 
European Commission - European Press release Brussels, 24 July 2014 Commission A second round of coordinated pan-European testing for horse meat DNA in beef products was launched in April this year. This testing was a follow-up to the exercise carried out in 2013 in the wake of the horse meat crisis, where 4.6%...
STATEMENT/14/237  23-07-2014 - The right to a basic bank account for all European citizens: Commission welcomes Council adoption 
European Commission - European Commission Statement Brussels, 23 July 2014 The European Commission has welcomed the adoption by the EU’s Council of Ministers of the Directive on the transparency and comparability of payment account fees, payment account switching and access to a basic payment account The Directive will foster the creation of a...
IP/14/847  18-07-2014 - In-app purchases: Joint action by the European Commission and Member States is leading to better protection for consumers in online games 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 18 July 2014 Following a large number of complaints in EU countries concerning in-app purchases in online games and in particular inadvertent purchases by children, national authorities joined forces with the European Commission to find solutions.
IP/14/778  07-07-2014 - Better enforcing consumer rights: Towards a true Single Market for Consumers 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 July 2014 Speaking today in Rome, Commissioner for Consumer Policy Neven Mimica sets out his views as to the need for greater co-operation in enforcing consumer rights across the Single market. “Strict enforcement is key.