EU action against  rare diseases
14 Sep 2018 – 16:21 | No Comment

Though individual rare diseases (RDs) affect less than five in every 10,000 people, the aggregate number of individuals suffering from a rare disease is estimated to be nearly 400 million worldwide. The lack of efficient …

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‘GDPR still leaves room for companies to manipulate personal data’
14 Sep 2018 – 17:51
‘GDPR still leaves room for companies to manipulate personal data’

GDPR doesn’t prohibit the use of data, but forces companies to inform users about the collection and use of their data. At the beginning it was conceived with an honourable goal — to give control …

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 …

Reducing mortality rates tops MAC’s latest agenda
31 Mar 2016 – 10:00
Reducing mortality rates tops MAC’s latest agenda

The MEPs Against Cancer (MAC) group strives to reduce cancer incidence by promoting prevention, reducing mortality through equitable access to high-quality care and ensuring good quality of life for cancer patients. MEP Nessa Childers, Vice …

Time to take the gender dimension more seriously
30 Mar 2016 – 09:57
Time to take the gender dimension more seriously

Women and girls are inherently more vulnerable to trafficking because they are disproportionally affected by some factors which make them easy prey to traffickers. Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder sheds light on current perspectives on …

Canvassing for a European semester for healthcare policy
28 Sep 2015 – 09:05
Canvassing for a European semester for healthcare policy

Similar to an economic semester for growth,  Alojz Peterle, President of the MEPs Against Cancer (MAC) group calls for a semester for health
Despite being an essential part of economic and social success, health systems in …

Editorial View
25 Nov 2013 – 15:26
Editorial View

By Sir Graham Watson MEP, Editor, Government Gazette

MEPs returned from their summer holidays at the end of August fresh and full of enthusiasm for the final year of this parliamentary mandate. Whether retiring or seeking …