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The most recent meeting of the MEP Interest Group on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) took place on 1 July 2015 at the European Parliament. Hosted by MEP Sirpa Pietikaeinen (EPP, Finland), it focused on the gap in availability of CAM products and treatments in many EU Member States.
To kick off the meeting, MEP Sirpa Pietikaeinen recalled that a large number of people in Europe - currently estimated to be about 50% of the population - have already used CAM products, which (...)
Ahead of the 15 July vote in the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee on the revised National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive report, more than 60 health, environmental and animal welfare organisations signed a letter containing recommendations to MEPs for ambitious EU action that will benefit people’s health, the environment and the economy.
Letter to ENVI MEPs - CALL FOR CLEAN AIR (pdf)
Dear Members of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) (...)
Brussels 27 May 2015 – The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) launched the “MEP Friends of the Liver Group” in a seminar hosted by MEP Cristian Buşoi (EPP, RO) and co-organised by EASL and EPHA in the European Parliament.
[EVENT REPORT] Launch of the MEP Friends of the Liver Group
[PRESENTATIONS] Patrizia Burra & Tatiana Reic
[PRESS RELEASE] Launch of the MEP Friends of the Liver Interest group to tackle a silent epidemic
CONCEPT NOTE (...)
[EASL Press Release]
Launch of the MEP Friends of the Liver Interest Group to tackle a silent epidemic
Brussels 27 May - The MEP Friends of the Liver Interest Group (1) was launched today at the European Parliament in Brussels at an event hosted by the Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Dr Cristian-Silviu Busoi (EPP, RO). It calls on the European Parliament to use its significant powers raise awareness about liver disease and to advocate for EU policies to ensure that all patients (...)
12 May, Brussels - Today, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published its new report ‘Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use: Economics and Public Health Policy’, which analyses major trends in alcohol consumption in OECD countries. Following the statement on alcohol policy from EU Health Ministers and the European Parliament’s resolution calling for a new EU Alcohol Strategy on 21 and 29 April, pressure is mounting on the European Commission to (...)
29 April, Brussels - Today, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a Resolution calling on the European Commission to present a new EU Alcohol Strategy to tackle health harm for 2016-2022. The clear message from MEPs comes just a week after EU Health Ministers meeting in Riga called on the Commission (1) to take action on the health impacts of alcohol. Both MEPs and Ministers have criticized the Commission for failing to update the previous EU Alcohol Strategy which expired in 2012. (...)
MEP Cristian-Silviu Buşoi (EPP, RO) will launch the ’MEP Friends of the Liver Group’. The event is organised in collaboration with the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL).
27 May 2015, 13.00 – 15.00 | Venue: The European Parliament (Brussels) | JÓZSEF ANTALL (JAN), Room 6Q1.
REGISTER HERE (Deadline: Wednesday, 20 May 2015)
MEP Friends of the Liver Interest Group:
Dr Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, the European Association (...)
1st April, Brussels - The European Parliament’s committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety supported yesterday a resolution calling for a new EU strategy to tackle health harm from alcohol to be put into action for 2016-2022. The Resolution also emphasizes the importance of better labeling of alcoholic drinks including ingredients and nutritional information.
A coalition of public health organisations (1) working on alcohol policy welcomes the committee’s position (...)
Motion for a Resolution on Alcohol Strategy- suggestions for compromise amendments
Open Letter to Honourable Members of the European Parliament- ENVI Committee,
I am writing to you on behalf of the European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA), United European Gastroenterology (...)
On 10 December 2014, in an event hosted by MEP Cristian Buşoi (EPP, RO) in the European Parliament, the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) launched the ‘Research Roadmap for Liver Disease (HEPAMAP) - Case study for chronic diseases & research’. The HEPAMAP stresses the need for further research on liver disease and calls on policy makers to step up their efforts to tackle the disease and its links with lifestyle and other diseases, such as (...)