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consumers and public health

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Graphics Public Health

Here you’ll find graphs, charts, tables and maps with statistics on public health. To see graphics for other policy areas, go to the Graphics Warehouse. Graphics on Public Health

Consumer programme 2014-20

6 language versions available in PDF format Verbraucherprogramm 2014–2020 Programa de Consumidores 2014-2020 Le programme “Consommateurs” 2014-2020 Programma per la tutela dei consumatori 2014-2020 Program ochrony konsumentów na lata 2014-2020 Consumer programme 2014-20 The consumer programme finances actions in the area of EU consumer policy. These aim to create the conditions necessary for EU citizens … Continue reading

How to feed the world in 2050?

The global population is expected to reach 10 billion at some point between 2050 and 2100 according to UN projections. Together with climate change, this is a worrying evolution. In order to assess options for feeding 10 billion people, within the European Parliament, STOA (Science and Technology Options Assessment) launched a series of studies to find answers … Continue reading

What is your food eco-footprint?

This video clip ‘Food Eco-Footprint’ explains how our food eco-footprint is the consequence of the food we eat, and how it is produced and the rate by which it is consumed, which also creates an interconnection between food consumption and climate change. In its broadest sense an eco-footprint represents the amount of land and water … Continue reading

NSA phone surveillance may be unconstitutional

In an article in The Guardian, Friday 7 June 2013, Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill publishes the story of an earlier contractual agent, Edward Snowden, with the US National Security Agency, NSA, about the Prism program, that, with the the approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court, can tap to user data from all over the world … Continue reading

Emergency response and civil protection

6 language versions available in PDF format Notfalleinsätze und Katastrophenschutz Reacción urgente y protección civil Intervention d’urgence et protection civile Risposta alle emergenze e protezione civile Działania w sytuacjach wyjątkowych i ochrona ludności Emergency response and civil protection The European Union’s Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) and the European Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) provide … Continue reading

Combating unfair commercial practices

Consumers in the Internal Market cannot always count on an honest stance from all enterprises. Prior to the adoption of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (‘UCPD’) in 2005, regulation to deal with such practices was partly at national level, and partly harmonised at EU level. The UCPD provides for full (maximum) harmonisation, which means that … Continue reading

Transparent information for retail investors

Small investors often have difficulties under­standing and comparing different invest­ment products. As a result, they can often end up with products that do not meet their needs, and may even lose their investment. In order to ensure that retail investors receive understandable and comparable information, the European Commis­sion (EC) has proposed the introduction of a … Continue reading

Safe and innovative medical devices

6 language versions available in PDF format Unbedenkliche und innovative Medizinprodukte Productos sanitarios innovadores y seguros Dispositifs médicaux sûrs et innovants Dispositivi medici sicuri e innovativi Bezpieczne i innowacyjne wyroby medyczne Safe and innovative medical devices Innovation in medical devices benefits patients, doctors and the medical technology industry. The European Commission has proposed legis­lation aimed … Continue reading

Updating the EU Customs Code

The EU’s current customs code is still based on procedures involving paper documents. In order to modernise the rules and adapt the legislation to the electronic environment, the European Commission has proposed to amend the pending modified customs code and postpone its full implementation until 2020. Background The 1992 Community Customs Code is a single … Continue reading

Railway noise mitigation

Rail noise represents a serious risk for citizens´ health in the European Union. The main source of rail noise emissions lays in the rail-wheel interaction both in passenger and freight wagons. However, this problem is often largely associated with rail transport of goods. According to European Environment Agency, rail noise affects about 12 million EU … Continue reading

Gestion du risque d’épidémie dans l’UE

Certaines maladies peuvent provoquer une épidémie dans la population humaine, lorsqu’elles se transmettent facilement et rapidement dans la population. Certaines maladies contagieuses, qu’elles soient bien connues ou émergentes, pouvant se propager en épidémie constituent un risque pour la santé publique. Ce risque d’épidémie existe à l’échelle mondiale, avec les voyages qui relient en peu de … Continue reading

Lutte de l’UE contre le commerce illicite du tabac

Le commerce illicite des produits du tabac prive l’Union européenne (UE) et les États membres de recettes douanières et fiscales considérables. Cette activité criminelle particulièrement lucrative sape en outre les politiques de santé publique, menace les entreprises légales et participe au financement du crime organisé. La coopération internationale en matière de lutte contre ce problème … Continue reading

Essais cliniques: révision de la réglementation: Simplifier tout en maintenant la sûreté et la sécurité

La révision de la réglementation européenne sur les essais cliniques était attendue par toutes les parties intéressées. Elle conclut un processus d’évaluation de la directive 2001/20/CE, mené par la Commission à travers des consultations auxquelles la plupart des acteurs des essais cliniques (médecins, patients, industrie, organes de recherche) ont contribué. L’objectif de la proposition de … Continue reading

Child poverty and social exclusion: A framework for European action

More than one child in four in the European Union (EU) is at risk of poverty and social exclusion. The poverty rate for children is higher than that for any other age group, though it varies widely across Member States (MS). Over the past decade, exchanges between EU institutions, MS and civil society have led … Continue reading

Financing and providing long-term care: The challenge of an ageing population

Older people are not the only people in need of long-term care (LTC), but in terms of numbers, they represent the greatest need. As more people live longer, the demand for LTC in Europe is expected to increase significantly. Paying for and providing quality care will be important challenges as the proportion of the population … Continue reading

Electromagnetic fields: worker health and safety

Electromagnetic fields can have short-term health effects on people working in close proximity to them. A 2004 Directive designed to protect workers’ safety created problems for the health sector. A proposed new Directive provides derogations for some applications while safeguarding workers’ health and safety. Electromagnetic fields and health Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are produced by natural … Continue reading

New rules for specialised food products

Foods for particular nutritional uses (PARNUTs) are currently regulated under the PARNUTs Directive, differently from other food products. Problems with the application of the Directive include overlaps with other food legislation, legal loopholes, and inconsistent national interpre­tation. To remedy these problems, the Commission has proposed to replace the PARNUTs Directive with a new Regulation applying … Continue reading

Lutte de l’UE contre les menaces transfrontières graves pour la santé

6 language versions available in PDF format Die Bekämpfung schwerwiegender grenzüberschreitender Gesundheitsgefährdungen durch die EU Lucha de la UE contra las amenazas transfronterizas graves para la salud Lutte de l’UE contre les menaces transfrontières graves pour la santé Lotta dell’UE contro le minacce transfrontaliere gravi per la salute Reakcja UE na poważne transgraniczne zagrożenia dla … Continue reading

Work-life balance. Measures to help reconcile work, private and family life

Good work-life balance promotes the well-being of workers. It can also contribute to achieving major EU policy goals: stimulating employment (especially among women and older workers); promoting child and youth development; and encouraging gender equality. In Europe, more than one worker in five expresses dissatisfaction with their work-life balance. Conflicts between work and other aspects … Continue reading

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