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European Health Parliament: Final Plenary Session - June 29th

The EHP closing event is approaching fast and will take place on the 29th of June from 09:00-12:00h, room PHS 5B001, at the European Parliament. Commissioner for Health Andriukaitis has confirmed his presence, as well as ENVI Chair Giovanni la Via (host) and Philippe de Backer, Belgian Secretary of State. The Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness will also join the event,...

Migrants And Access To Basic Primary Health Care – Let’s Talk About Solutions

Access to health care is a human right. Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognised in 1948 that, “everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care.” This right has also been enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, which is...


While watching TV or waiting at a bus stop, one is often exposed to a whole range of food advertisements. Exotic dishes, gorgeous donuts, humongous burgers... Hungry or not, these images get into your brain, telling: “I want to eat that!” The term “food pornography” is often applied to describe this effect. The theory is that food images, even when presenting greasy and unhealthy items,...

Labeling meat products: from the cigarette to the cow

Do you remember the time when we used to buy cigarettes with no label on the impact they have on your health? If you don’t remember those times, for the sake of comparison think of meat products today. As much as it may sound as a far-stretched comparison, there was a time when neither cigarettes, nor meat had informative labels about their health impact. Only in 2001 they took different roads...

#MedTechWeek coming up!

MedTech Week is a week of 13-17 June, filled with activities across Europe with the aim to increase awareness and encourage dialogue about medical technology. Through various events around Europe organized by national associations, academia and industry organizations the initiative provides a greater insight and understanding of what the industry contributes for both society and for the...