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17/06/2011

[EPHAC Press Release] Commissioners Dalli and Cioloş debate the Role of Public Health in the Common Agricultural Policy

***For immediate release*** 17 June 2011, Brussels Commissioners Dalli and Cioloş debate the Role of Public Health in the Common Agricultural Policy Yesterday, the European Public Health and Agriculture Consortium (EPHAC) welcomed the debate on the role of public health in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with high level participation by Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Cioloş, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy John Dalli, Professor Tim (...)
30/06/2011

Bold actions are necessary to make the CAP healthier - agree two Commissioners

On 16 June 2011, the European Public Health and Agriculture Consortium (EPHAC) with the support from the European Public Health Alliance, organised the debate on the role of public health in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) with high level participation from Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy John Dalli. The main conclusions are below. Main conclusions of the meeting The Common Agriculture Policy can clearly (...)
30/06/2011

The European Parliament backs ’strong’ CAP towards 2020 to meet new challenges : food, natural resources and territorial balance of the future

Voted in plenary on 25 June 2011, non-legislative report by German MEP Albert Dess reaffirms agricultural contribution to the objectives of Europe 2020 strategy and the new political challenges such as health along the environment, biodiversity, climate change and security of supply of food. Provisory text of the final report "CAP towards 2020" adopted in plenary can be found here: texts part 3, page 22. Final report will be included upon its formal release by the European Parliament. The (...)
4/06/2011

Agricultural Committee in the European Parliament pushes for fairer and sustainable CAP

The Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the European Parliament agreed on the basic principles guiding the reform of the EU’s future agricultural policy after 2013. The report pushes for fairer and more ecological agricultural policy, health is included in the prelude to the report, and the unfavourable alcohol-related suggestions were rejected by the Parliamentarians. The report drafted by Albert Dess MEP (EPP, Germany) was hotly debated within all political groups (...)
6/06/2011

European Week Against Cancer 2011: EPHA members get mobilised

The European Week Against Cancer (EWAC) - organised by the European Cancer Leagues Association - aims to raise awareness about cancer prevention, using the European Code Against Cancer. The 2011 edition emphasised the relationship between healthy lifestyles and cancer. Several EPHA members, including the Association of the European Cancer Leagues (ECL), Cancer Research UK and the European Institute of Womens Health were very active during this week. You can find further information about (...)
9/05/2011

The effects of the economic crisis on mental health

WHO Europe has recently published a booklet on the impact of economic crises on mental health. The document covers aspects of mental health that are influenced by economic downfall. WHO argues that the shift to a knowledge society emphasizes even more the importance of mental health for sustaining productivity. The booklet aims to present current knowledge on how economic crisis affect mental health of the population and which actions could be implemented to reduce the impact of a crisis (...)
9/05/2011

Is there a relationship between health behaviours and educational outcomes? new WHO report

The WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development, together with the Ministry of Health and the Veneto Region in Italy, published a report on ‘The impact of health and health behaviors on educational outcomes in high-income countries: a review of the evidence’. The report of The WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development underlines that there could be a causal relationship between health and education in high income countries. The research (...)
30/03/2011

French law on alcohol advertising: an example to be followed by the UK?

On 30 March 2011, the member of the British Parliament Sarah Wollaston MP suggests a bill urging the government to further protect children’s exposure to alcohol advertising. Having one of the most important alcohol consumption in the EU, especially amongst young people, the MP suggests to adopt the French Loi Evin whose impact on alcohol related harm is well established. Sarah Wollaston, member of the British Parliament intends to suggest, on 30 March 2011, an adaptation of the 1991 (...)
4/04/2011

Chronic Non-Communicable Disease: European Commission invited to take actions

On 15 March 2011, the European Chronic Disease Alliance sent a letter to Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission in order to raise awareness on the need to tackle chronic diseases. On 15 March 2011, the European Chronic Disease Alliance, an alliance representing over 100 000 health professionals acting in the prevention of such a societal burden, sent a letter to Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. The four main factors of chronic non-communicable (...)
21/03/2011

European Parliament Roundtable Debate on EU Colorectal Cancer Policy

On 2 March 2011, an event on EU Colorectal Cancer Policy was organised in the European Parliament. The event was organised as a follow-up to a successful Written Declaration 68/2010 on the Fight against Colorectal Cancer in the EU. EPHA participated in the debate. The debate, chaired by Pavel Poc MEP (Czech Republic, S&D) and moderated by Jo Leinen MEP (Germany, S&D, chair of the ENVI Committee), gathered a number of decision makers such as the Health and Consumers Commissioner (...)

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