Priorities of the Lithuanian EU Presidency in the field of health 2013-07-01

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.

E-Health Stakeholders group' report released 2013-06-28

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

Proposal for fees for pharmacovigilance payable to the European Medicines Agency adopted 2013-06-27

The Commission has adopted a legal proposal which would see pharmaceutical companies pay specific fees for Union-wide pharmacovigilance activities.

A Good Life in Old Age - New OECD report released 2013-06-26

Monitoring and Improving Quality in Long-term Care

Paediatric Medicines landscape 2013-06-26

More research, more availability and more information compared with 5 years ago according to the European Commission's progress report

New EMF Directive protects MRI 2013-06-12

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

Early childhood education and care and child poverty 2013-06-01

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.

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