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Vinayak M Prasad (World Health Organization) – #BigTobacco should be taxed more to pay for the health costs of smoking

Vinayak M Prasad (World Health Organization) – #BigTobacco should be taxed more to pay for the health costs of smoking

| July 18, 2019

There are more than a 1.1 billion smokers in the world, and it’s estimated that 8 million people die every year as a result of their addiction to cigarettes. By any reasonable metric, smoking is perhaps the greatest and most salient public health emergency of our time. The scale of this crisis is magnified even […]

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EU and World Health Organization team up to boost access to health services in developing countries

EU and World Health Organization team up to boost access to health services in developing countries

| June 19, 2019

The EU signed a €102 million contribution agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO) at the European Development Days in Brussels on 18 June. The EU will invest in building health care systems to provide quality services in more than 80 African, Caribbean, Pacific, and Asian countries. The ‘Health Systems Strengthening for Universal Health Coverage […]

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#Ebola – EU provides further €5 million in humanitarian aid in Democratic Republic of Congo

#Ebola – EU provides further €5 million in humanitarian aid in Democratic Republic of Congo

| May 14, 2019

The EU is stepping up humanitarian support with an additional €5 million as the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to experience its biggest Ebola outbreak to date. The confirmed death toll of the epidemic now stands at over 1,000 people. With this announcement, total EU funding to tackle the disease in the country amounts to €17 million […]

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Commission welcomes #WTO ruling confirming lawfulness of core principles of #EUThirdEnergyPackage

Commission welcomes #WTO ruling confirming lawfulness of core principles of #EUThirdEnergyPackage

| August 13, 2018

In a ruling, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected most of Russia’s claims concerning the alleged incompatibility of the EU’s energy policy measures with the multilateral trade rules. The WTO panel did not find basis to the claim concerning the alleged EU discrimination in its Third Energy Package against Russian pipeline transport services, service […]

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#ForeignInvestment: EPP Group protects European companies

#ForeignInvestment: EPP Group protects European companies

| May 30, 2018

The EU is about to put in place a mechanism to screen foreign investments. “Almost all EU partner countries already have a filtering mechanism. If the EU wants to maintain a favourable environment for investment, which is a source of growth, jobs and innovation, it must also protect key European assets against investments that would […]

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On public health, why is the #EC silencing NGOs?

On public health, why is the #EC silencing NGOs?

| January 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the festive season now in the rear view mirror, it’s only fitting that the European Commission is attempting to persuade NGOs to resume their participation in the EU Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF). Set up in 2007 to provide a space to discuss and share best practices on the reduction of alcohol-related harm, the […]

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#Zika: EU supports Zika research with €10 million

#Zika: EU supports Zika research with €10 million

The European Commission is today releasing €10 million for research on the Zika virus, currently affecting large parts of Latin America. The most affected country is Brazil, where the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the recent cluster of severe brain malformations in new-borns may be linked to the virus. While the risk of […]

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