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World #Rabies Day: Disease knows no borders

World #Rabies Day: Disease knows no borders

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the 10th annual World Rabies Day (28 September), IFAH-Europe joins forces with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control to raise awareness on the need for continued rabies vaccination obligations in the EU and support for global eradication projects. For many diseases such as rabies that threaten both animal and human health (zoonoses), animal medicine […]

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#Migration: Member states must stick to their commitments

#Migration: Member states must stick to their commitments

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Solidarity between EU member states and closer co-operation is still needed to carry out the relocation of migrants as soon as possible,” said Esteban González Pons MEP, vice chairman of the EPP Group responsible for Legal and Home Affairs, following the European Commission’s presentation of the progress made on the relocation and resettlement scheme and […]

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#EHFG2016: 10th European Health Award goes to European Antibiotic Awareness Day

#EHFG2016: 10th European Health Award goes to European Antibiotic Awareness Day

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), launched by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has been awarded the prestigious European Health Award (EHA) of €10,000 at the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) 2016. The initiative raises awareness about the threat to public health of antimicrobial resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic […]

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#EHFG2016: European Health Forum Gastein 2016 kicks off with discussions on silver economy and migration in Europe

#EHFG2016: European Health Forum Gastein 2016 kicks off with discussions on silver economy and migration in Europe

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The primary forum to debate all things health policy for nearly 20 years, the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), 28-30 September, opens today (28 September). This year’s theme is ‘Demographics and Diversity in Europe – New Solutions for Health’, with key input from European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, World Health Organization […]

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#REGI and ECON to debate possible suspension of structural funds for Spain and Portugal with the #Commission

#REGI and ECON to debate possible suspension of structural funds for Spain and Portugal with the #Commission

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Should EU Structural and Investment Funds for Spain and Portugal be suspended, following Council’s 12 July decision to trigger the ‘excessive deficit’ procedure? MEPs from the Regional Development and Economic Affairs committees will debate a possible suspension of structural funds for Spain and Portugal with the EU Commission in Strasbourg on Monday 3 October, in […]

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#Transparency register: An eagerly-awaited strengthening

#Transparency register: An eagerly-awaited strengthening

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

After five years’ existence, the transparency register, of independent organizations and people whose business is to influence EU decision-taking processes, is to evolve into a mandatory system covering all EU institutions. This is “an eagerly-awaited reform”, said European Parliament Vice-President Sylvie Guillaume, welcoming the proposed inter-institutional agreement tabled by the European Commission on 28 September. […]

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End of #roaming: MEPs negotiate safeguards to prevent abuse

End of #roaming: MEPs negotiate safeguards to prevent abuse

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Roaming charges are on track to be abolished next June, but the rules setting out when mobile providers can charge domestic charges still have to be finalized. Companies fear consumers will try to buy a SIM card from the EU country with the lowest charges rather than from their own country. We asked Pilar del […]

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