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#AVMSD: A once in a decade opportunity to protect children from alcohol and unhealthy food marketing

#AVMSD: A once in a decade opportunity to protect children from alcohol and unhealthy food marketing

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over 40 European and national health organisations and NGOs have joined forces in a campaign to protect children from the promotion and advertising of alcohol and unhealthy food. The revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) offers an opportunity to incorporate concerns about a growing obesity epidemic in Europe, which is a ticking time […]

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#Dalligate: European Court of Justice rejects Commissioner Dailli’s appeal against alleged forced resignation

#Dalligate: European Court of Justice rejects Commissioner Dailli’s appeal against alleged forced resignation

Today (14 April) the European Court of Justice rejected Commissioner John Dalli’s action suggesting that he was forced to resign, with no leave for any further appeal. The Court held that then President of the Commission, José Manuel Barroso, merely put two options to Dalli, namely voluntary resignation or resignation formally requested by the President […]

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NGOS resign from EU Alcohol and Health Forum

NGOS resign from EU Alcohol and Health Forum

On 2 June, Public Health NGOs resigned from the EU Alcohol and Health Forum, following the announcement by Commissioner Andriukaitis that he has no plans to establish a new EU Alcohol Strategy. The Commissioner’s decision goes against demands from member states and the European Parliament for a new comprehensive strategy to tackle alcohol harm in […]

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‘People living in Europe should not be left to own devices when it comes to e/mobile health’

‘People living in Europe should not be left to own devices when it comes to e/mobile health’

The 2015 eHealth forum, organized under the auspices of the Latvian Presidency will discuss the next steps regarding the further roll-out of eHealth in Europe. Mobile smartphone applications in particular have propelled eHealth centre stage in recent years. As noted in the European Commission’s Green Paper on mobile Health (mHealth) (1), 100,000 health apps are […]

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Spanish nurses in Germany: When mobility breeds exploitation

Spanish nurses in Germany: When mobility breeds exploitation

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opinon by Linda Mans, Wemos Foundation, co-ordinator ‘Health Workers for All’ and Sascha Marschang, policy manager for health systems, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) This article, contributed by Health Workers 4 All Partners Medicus Mundi (FAMME, Spain), is  the second of a series of case studies demonstrating the importance of implementing the ethical  recruitment principles […]

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Smaller member states can shape the future of EU health policy

Smaller member states can shape the future of EU health policy

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Professor Angela Brand, Maastricht University, and European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan In 2015, the rotating presidency of the European Union will see two of the EU’s smaller states take the helm. On 1 January, Latvia will assume the presidency as Italy steps down. This Baltic state, which joined the Union […]

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European Parliament will not gain people’s trust by continuing to contribute to burden of chronic disease in form of tobacco subsidies

European Parliament will not gain people’s trust by continuing to contribute to burden of chronic disease in form of tobacco subsidies

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amid all the furore yesterday (22 October) about the new Commission, the European Parliament also quietly voted against ending EU subsidies to tobacco crops. While on the one hand many MEPs so supportive of legislating in favour of health with regards to pharmaceutical products, it seems that over half of the European Parliament is happy […]

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