IP/15/4887  28-04-2015 - Plant Health: Member States endorse reinforced measures at EU level to prevent the spread of Xylella Fastidiosa 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 April 2015 EU Member States experts in the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF) today endorsed reinforced measures, proposed by the Commission, to prevent further introduction and spread within the EU of Xylella Fastidiosa.
IP/15/4843  24-04-2015 - Commission authorises 17 GMOs for food/feed uses and 2 GM carnations 
European Commission - European - Press release Commission Brussels, 24 April 2015 The Commission today adopted 10 new authorisations for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food/feed use, 7 renewals of existing authorisations and also the authorisation for the importation of 2 GMO cut flowers (not for food or feed).
STATEMENT/15/4844  24-04-2015 - Malaria: a persistent health threat that we must face head on 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 24 April 2015 On World Malaria Day, Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety and Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation highlight a persistent global health threat that must not be...
IP/15/4777  22-04-2015 - More freedom for Member States to decide on the GMOs use for food & feed 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 April 2015 Today the Commission presents the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed.
MEMO/15/4779  22-04-2015 - Review of the decision-making process on GMOs in the EU: Questions and Answers 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 22 April 2015 What is this package about? Today’s package on GMOs derives from the Political guidelines on the basis of which the Commission was elected. In these guidelines, a commitment was taken to review the legislation applicable to the authorisation of GMOs.
STATEMENT/15/4740  07-04-2015 - World Health Day: Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis joins forces with the World Health Organisation to highlight the importance of food safety 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 07 April 2015 This year, World Health Day is dedicated to food safety, a topic that reminds us that all too often in Europe we take for granted that the food on our plates is safe.
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...