Lithuania is assuming the Presidency of the European Council for the second semester of 2013. In his Speech at the European Parliament, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee, Mr Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis, Lithuanian Minister of Health, unveiled the priorities of the Lithuanian Presidency.
In order to provide input on the Digital Agenda, the eHealth stakeholder group decided to mandate a subgroup to gather the members' views on the topic and, in particular, on the main obstacles and the possible solutions. The members were also asked to report relevant examples of electronic health records systems in place at national or regional level
The Commission has adopted a legal proposal which would see pharmaceutical companies pay specific fees for Union-wide pharmacovigilance activities.
Monitoring and Improving Quality in Long-term Care
More research, more availability and more information compared with 5 years ago according to the European Commission's progress report
Today the European Parliament adopted the report on the revised Directive on Protecting Workers from Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields including the derogation for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with 598 votes in favour and 38 abstentions
The Employment Analysis and Social Analysis Units in DG EMPL prepared a Quarterly Review which provides in-depth analysis of recent labour market and social developments. In the framework of this report, a special focus on child care is made in order to enhance the need for continuous imrpvoment in child care.