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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Where we are now on heart failure is not acceptable
12 Apr 2018 – 17:18
Where we are now on heart failure is not acceptable

Heart failure is a widely misunderstood but devastating chronic condition. Nearly 15 million people in Europe have heart failure, and this number is increasing. Annie Schreijer-Pierik MEP writes about EU action on heart failure
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Public policy interventions are urgently needed to tackle cardiovascular disease
12 Apr 2018 – 15:10
Public policy interventions are urgently needed to tackle cardiovascular disease

Despite the abundance of scientific evidence on the damaging effects of unhealthy food, inadequate diets have continually remained the main risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the number one killer in the EU accounting for …

Substantial changes are finally under way in the Swedish gambling sector
13 Nov 2017 – 14:41
Substantial changes are finally under way in the Swedish gambling sector

As several European countries are expected to re-regulate their gambling markets or at least to inch closer to doing so, Christofer Fjellner MEP writes about substantial changes that are underway in the Swedish online gambling …

Reducing risk factors for bladder cancer: the legislator’s role
30 Sep 2016 – 17:17
Reducing risk factors for bladder cancer: the legislator’s role

Discussing the legislator’s role in beating bladder cancer, Daciana Octavia Sarbu MEP says a broader strategy including, emissions from road traffic and pesticide limits is equally important if we are to control risk factors for …

‘Far more unites us than separates us’
29 Sep 2016 – 09:00
‘Far more unites us than separates us’

Fondly recalling the principles of the Schuman Declaration of the 1950’s, Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, Member of the Christian Democrats, writes that despite Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, the same needs will unite us more …

The Problem with Environmental Policies built on Scientific Sand
15 Apr 2014 – 14:50
The Problem with Environmental Policies built on Scientific Sand

By Christa Klaß MEP, Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
European environmental politics is increasingly affected by ideology-driven debates. Nowhere else is this as clear as at the European Parliament. …