Commission launches European week of sport

Androulla Vassiliou in parliament

The European commission has announced plans for a European week of sport, launching in 2015, which aims to promote health and wellbeing through sport.

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Commission announces €175m funding for vaccines and immunisation programmes

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European commission president José Manuel Barroso has announced that the EU is to double its funding for vaccines and immunisation programmes to €25m per year for 2014-2020.

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More to do in global fight against malaria says UN chief

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has told policymakers and stakeholders that “health is the greatest wealth” during a Roll back malaria event in Brussels.

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Taking responsibility

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Carla Pontes tells Kayleigh Lewis how Volkswagen is setting the benchmark for social responsibility in the healthcare of its employees

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TPD reaction: MEP says tobacco vote ‘puts health first’

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Despite an ‘intense lobbying effort’ from the tobacco industry, the European parliament has voted for stricter measures on tobacco products, to protect health and discourage young people from smoking.

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MEPs vote for tougher controls on medical devices

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Parliament’s environment, public health and food safety committee has voted to beef up existing rules on medical devices, which date back to the 1990s, to improve patient safety and decrease the likelihood of future scandals.

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Interview with Mary Baker and Nessa Childers on ADHD

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