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.
IP/14/756  30-06-2014 - Market conditions for consumers continue to improve 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 June 2014 There is an improved performance across all consumer markets finds the 10th Consumer Markets Scoreboard published today. This improvement is particularly marked for goods markets, while services continue to be the main sources of dissatisfaction.
IP/14/699  20-06-2014 - Restoring confidence in medical devices. Action Plan after the PIP scandal tightened control in Europe 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 June 2014 Today, the EPSCO Council has discussed the joint actions taken by the European Commission and the Member States to restore confidence following the scandal of defective breast implants produced by the French PIP company.
MEMO/14/431  18-06-2014 - Council of Employment, Social Policy and Health Ministers, 19 -20 June 2014, Luxembourg 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 18 June 2014 The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 19 and 20 June in Luxembourg. Key employment and social issues under discussion will be this year's draft Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs), the endorsement of a report on...