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The importance of having strong research infrastructures

The importance of having strong research infrastructures in healthcare

Health Europa highlights the importance of research infrastructures in the health and care landscape in Europe. Future developments in healthcare and technology innovation rely on...
Future EU enlargement: fit-for-purpose accession negotiation mechanisms needed

Future EU enlargement: fit-for-purpose accession negotiation mechanisms needed

Looking ahead to future EU enlargements, Dr Paul De Raeve reflects on the mechanisms to process compliance with EU legislation and the impact of...
The European Commission launch free open access to scientific journals

European Commission launches free open access to scientific journals

The European Commission, together with 11 top national research funders, has launched an initiative to provide free open access to scientific journals on the...
European Medicines Agency prepare pharmaceutical companies for Brexit

European Medicines Agency prepares pharmaceutical companies for Brexit

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission have updated their guidance which will help pharmaceutical companies prepare for the UK’s withdrawal from...
Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis comments on World Blood Donor Day 2018

Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis comments on World Blood Donor Day 2018

European Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis comments on World Blood Donor Day 2018, urging young people to step forward and donate blood in order to keep...
Vytenis Andriukaitis issues statement on tobacco consumption

Vytenis Andriukaitis issues statement on tobacco consumption

On World No Tobacco Day, the European commissioner for health and food safety has issued a statement regarding the issue of tobacco consumption, saying...
EMA recalls multiple sclerosis drug from hospitals and pharmacies

EMA recalls multiple sclerosis drug from hospitals and pharmacies

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has confirmed that the multiple sclerosis drug Zinbryta has been recalled from hospitals and...
The EUMH Alliance highlights importance of worker mental health

The EUMH Alliance highlights importance of worker mental health

On World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay), the European Alliance for Mental Health – Employment and Work (EUMH Alliance) highlighted that...
EU urged to improve co-operation against preventable diseases

EU urged to improve co-operation against preventable diseases

The European Commission has issued a set of recommendations for how the EU can strengthen co-operation in the fight against preventable diseases that can...
Blockchain technology: supporting continuity of care

Blockchain technology: supporting continuity of care

Paul de Raeve, of the European Federation of Nurses Associations, discusses the potential of blockchain technology to assist in the continuity of care. Patients’ empowerment...
MHE pushes to make mental health services universal

MHE pushes to make mental health services universal

Mental Health Europe (MHE) has called for parity of esteem between physical and mental health, with the aim of making mental health services truly...
European Commission makes statement ahead of World Tuberculosis Day

European Commission makes statement ahead of World Tuberculosis Day

The European Commission has released a statement on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day underlying its commitment to end the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic by...
International Women's Day: tackling gender and mental health

International Women’s Day: tackling gender and mental health

This year’s International Women's Day (8 March) coincides with European Parliament discussions on a proposed directive on work-life balance for parents and carers, which...
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), members of the European Commission discuss the issue and what needs to...
World Cancer Day: new website launches to aid geographical research

World Cancer Day: new website launches to aid geographical research

To contribute to the prevention, early detection, and adequate treatment of cancer, the European Cancer Information System (ECIS) website launched on World Cancer Day...
EU ministers meet to discuss air pollution issue

EU ministers meet to discuss air pollution issue

European Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella has invited ministers from nine member states to convene in Brussels, Belgium, today (30 January) to find solutions...
Living well with HIV

Living well with HIV

Speaking at a meeting of the HIV Outcomes initiative in November, Vytenis Andriukaitis set out the European Commission’s past, current and future role in...
Mobilising mental healthcare

Mobilising mental healthcare

Nessa Childers MEP, co-founder of the Interest Group on Mental Health, Wellbeing and Brain Disorders, discusses the need for more ambitious EU-level action on...

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