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#Accessibility – Making products and services in the EU easier to use

#Accessibility – Making products and services in the EU easier to use

| March 19, 2019

The European Accessibility Act aims to ensure more products and services are accessible for elderly people and people living with a disability.  On 13 March Parliament approved the European Accessibility Act (EAA). The new rules are a step towards a fairer and more inclusive Europe and will improve the daily lives of the elderly and people with disabilities across […]

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Control system for #OrganicProducts has improved, but more can be done, say #EUAuditors

Control system for #OrganicProducts has improved, but more can be done, say #EUAuditors

| March 18, 2019

The control system for organic products in the EU has improved in recent years, but challenges remain, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors. Further action is needed on remaining weaknesses in the member states and on the supervision of imports as well as on product traceability, say the auditors. The […]

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#EAPM – #Brexit bogging down Europe as well as Westminster

#EAPM – #Brexit bogging down Europe as well as Westminster

| March 14, 2019

The European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) 7th Presidency Conference is drawing ever closer, and will be held in Brussels on 8-9 April, writes EAPM Executive Director Denis Horgan.  Entitled ‘Forward as one: Healthcare Innovation and the need for policymaker engagement’, this year’s event will be slightly different from most of the Alliance’s previous large-scale events, […]

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#Food – Protecting farmers and small firms from unfair trading practices

#Food – Protecting farmers and small firms from unfair trading practices

| March 13, 2019

New rules set to crack down on unfair trading practices in the food sector ©AP images/European Union-EP Farmers and small food businesses are vulnerable to unfair trading practices. MEPs vote this week on new rules to help protect them. Unfair trading practices occur in all sectors, but are especially problematic in the food supply chain, […]

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#EPP champions action to rebalance #FoodSupplyChain

#EPP champions action to rebalance #FoodSupplyChain

| March 13, 2019

“The EPP Group has championed calls from Europe’s farmers for EU action to tackle unfair trading practices in the food supply chain,” said Mairead McGuinness MEP, the Group’s chief negotiator on the report after the European Parliament adopted it on 12 March. EU wide-rules will protect suppliers like farmers and SMEs in the food chain […]

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#Pharmaceuticals in the environment: Commission defines actions to address risks and challenges

#Pharmaceuticals in the environment: Commission defines actions to address risks and challenges

| March 13, 2019

The European Commission has adopted a Communication outlining a set of actions addressing the multifaceted challenges that the release of pharmaceuticals poses to the environment. The Strategic Approach to Pharmaceuticals in the Environment that the Commission has presented identifies six action areas concerning all stages of the pharmaceutical life cycle, where improvements can be made. The […]

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#EAPM – Health care: All the latest news from around Europe

#EAPM – Health care: All the latest news from around Europe

| March 11, 2019

The European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM), as part of its raison d’être, will continue to engage in policy and political analysis with respect to health and health care as this unique year progresses, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. It’s unique in that the European Parliamentary elections will take […]

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