On 25 October, the European Commission unveiled its 2013 work programme. Its overarching goal is to put the EU back on the road to sustainable growth. This will entail economic reforms, skills development, research and innovation, and changes in the single market.
In the field of health, there are several initiatives mentioned for next year:
You can find the Commission work programme for next year here.
During the debate in Strasbourg, the Members of the European Parliament (MEP) Enrique Guerrero Salom (S&D, Spain), Andrew Duff (ALDE,UK), Michele Rivasi (Greens/EFA, France), and Martina Anderson (GUE/NGL Ireland), on behalf of their groups, asked the Commission to swiftly release the tobacco products directive for the current Parliament to legislate.
Commissioner Šefčovič, -a Commission Vice-president, and Commissioner for inter-institutional relations and administration- responded that it is absolutely vital that this legislator, this Parliament, work on the tobacco directive. He assured MEPs that it is a top priority for the Commission to present the tobacco directive in time for this Parliament to decide upon it.
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