Let’s work  together now
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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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Now is the right time for political action across the EU
21 Nov 2017 – 17:45
Now is the right time for political action across the EU

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 …

Malta’s proactive approach against Dementia
13 Nov 2017 – 15:27
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
13 Nov 2017 – 15:21
Governments must join hands with charities

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
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 …

ADI’s action plan to fight Alzheimer’s disease
13 Sep 2017 – 15:08
ADI’s action plan to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Paola Barbarino, CEO, Alzheimer’s Disease International addressed the World Health Assembly on the eve of the adoption of the global plan on dementia in May 2017. This September, she is calling for governments to translate …

‘Let’s strive to reduce inequalities in access to medicines’
14 Jul 2017 – 10:50
‘Let’s strive to reduce inequalities in access to medicines’

Increasing patient literacy and reducing inequalities in access to drugs and treatment mechanisms is crucial in fighting breast cancer in Europe. Karin Kadenbach MEP, co-chair of the European Parliament Interest Group on Access to Healthcare …

Will access to innovative cancer drugs bankrupt European healthcare?
14 Jul 2017 – 10:40
Will access to innovative cancer drugs bankrupt European healthcare?

Dr Martine J Piccart  and Dr Noam Ponde from Institut Jules Bordet make an extensive study of the European drug scenario and note that a major reform in drug development is necessary, with “risk sharing” …

Changing the policy landscape for people with metastatic breast cancer
14 Jul 2017 – 10:30
Changing the policy landscape for people with metastatic breast cancer

 Placing the issue of metastatic breast cancer firmly on the European Parliament’s agenda, Emma McClarkin MEP writes that politicians should highlight the psychosocial needs of sufferers and strive to understand their lives to ensure better …

EU institutions should engage more politically to induce change in HIV awareness
14 Jul 2017 – 10:30
EU institutions should engage more politically to induce change in HIV awareness

Nearly 122,000 are unaware of their HIV infection in Europe. To decrease the number of people who are diagnosed late or are unaware of their infection, new strategies are required to expand targeted HIV testing …

European Commission’s passionate response to AIDS
14 Jul 2017 – 10:20
European Commission’s passionate response to AIDS

Thirty years since the first cases of AIDS were reported, the European Commission has been providing funding and support to several developing countries across the globe. Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Development and Cooperation …