Julian King : EU needs concerted and collaborative effort against terrorism
09 Nov 2017 – 16:29 | No Comment

As extremists are increasingly using the internet to radicalise the vulnerable and marginalised online with their poisonous ideology, the European Commissioner for the Security Union, Julian King raises the bar in Europe’s fight against online …

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EU strengthens HTA cooperation among member states
02 Feb 2018 – 12:55 | No Comment
EU strengthens HTA cooperation among member states

Brussels has put the wheels in motion for better quality of care and innovative healthcare for the benefit of patients, especially those with unmet medical needs. The European  Commission has put forward a proposal to …

Commission sets tougher targets on air quality
01 Feb 2018 – 15:44 | No Comment
Commission sets tougher targets on air quality

Brussels gets tough on EU countries that aren’t going the extra mle to combat air pollution. Nine member states,  namely the Czech Republic,  Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the United Kingdom, face …

EU takes major step towards fulfilling its 2020 energy efficiency targets
31 Jan 2018 – 16:30 | No Comment
EU takes major step towards fulfilling its 2020 energy efficiency targets

European ambassadors have confirmed the political agreement reached between the Estonian presidency and the European Parliament in December 2017 on the revised directive on the energy performance of buildings.
The directive will improve energy efficiency in …

MEPs vote to shrink European Parliament
24 Jan 2018 – 14:33 | No Comment
MEPs vote to shrink European Parliament

In a move to strengthen EU citizenship and the European character of elections at the European Parliament, MEPs have paved way for a pan-European constituency in a post-Brexit scenario, voting to shrink the size of …

Brussels wages war against plastic
17 Jan 2018 – 13:03 | No Comment
Brussels wages war against plastic

Every year, Europeans generate 25 million tonnes of plastic waste, but less than 30% is collected for recycling. Across the world, plastics make up 85% of beach litter. And plastics are even reaching citizens’ lungs …

Heinz Becker MEP urges political action against Alzheimer’s disease
21 Nov 2017 – 17:45 | No Comment
Heinz Becker MEP urges political action against Alzheimer’s disease

We must not accept Alzheimer’s disease as a normal part of ageing. Heinz Becker MEP says national governments should continue building a “dementia-friendly” Europe by ending stigma, discrimination and isolation of patients and carers, and …

Government Gazette Media Pack 2018
14 Nov 2017 – 13:03 | No Comment

Government Gazette Media Pack 2018

Malta’s proactive approach against Dementia
13 Nov 2017 – 15:27 | No Comment
Malta’s proactive approach against Dementia

Malta recently collaborated with the European Commission to convene the EU Governmental Experts Group on Dementia to discuss current and future developments in dementia treatment and care. Hon. Dr Justyne Caruana MP, Minister for Gozo …

Governments must join hands with charities in our fight against dementia
13 Nov 2017 – 15:21 | No Comment
Governments must join hands with charities in our fight against dementia

In our lifetimes, we’ve seen incredible progress with other serious health conditions like cancer and HIV/Aids – dementia can no longer be the underdog. Mathew Norton, Director of Policy at Alzheimer’s Research UK writes why …

Reformulating the approach to managing Alzheimer’s in Europe
13 Nov 2017 – 14:54 | No Comment
Reformulating the approach to managing Alzheimer’s in Europe

On the 13th of July 2017, the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies convened the Alzheimer’s Europe Roundtable to create a platform to examine Alzheimer’s disease in Europe from a multi-sector perspective and to address key …