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The European Semester ‘Winter Package’

The “Winter Package” was published in March as part of the European Semester process – an annual cycle of European Union policy coordination that results […]

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European Accessibility Act

The European Accessibility Act was adopted in the European Parliament on March by an overwhelming majority. The Act is a proposal for a law to […]

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Commission launches rare-disease database for diagnosis, drug development

On February the European Commission launched a platform to collate and share data on rare diseases to further research into their diagnosis and treatment. That includes […]

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European Parliament wants to help patients get treated abroad

The European Commission should create national guidelines to help patients compare the price of health treatment abroad to costs within their own country, the European […]

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European Social Fund Plus

In January, the European Parliament adopted its position on the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) which integrates the current European Social Fund and the Health Programme. The Fund is now the main […]

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What exactly is the Health Technology Assessment? New online education module

That is the question the European Cancer Patient Coalition is trying to answer, for non-experts, with their new “online education module” on Health Technology Assessment […]

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Health Technology Assessment Network Stakeholder Pool meeting – patients involvement

On January 2019, the annual meeting of the Health Technology Assessment Network Stakeholder Pool was hosted by the European Commission. During the meeting, participants discussed […]

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A new approach to non-communicable diseases control in Europe

Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases Several months ago Marianne Takki, Health Policy Coordinator at the European Commission gave […]

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Clinical Trials in the European Union report

More than half of all due results from clinical trials are missing from the Union’s Clinical Trials Register, according to a new report from Health […]

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Health topics during the Romanian Presidency to the European Union

In January Romania took over the European Union Council Presidency for the first time since the country joined the Union in 2007. Until June 2018, […]

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