The EU vision for plastic-free oceans
12 Apr 2018 – 15:59 | No Comment

The European Commission has launched its plastics strategy, setting out an agenda to make all packaging recyclable by 2030, reduce single-use plastics and ban microplastics. European Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella outlines his plan to …

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EU strengthens HTA cooperation among member states
02 Feb 2018 – 12:55
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
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
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
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
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
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

Government Gazette Media Pack 2018

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 in our fight against dementia
13 Nov 2017 – 15:21
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
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 …