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Limits on exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work: Third proposal [EU Legislation in Progress]

The European Commission has proposed to amend Directive 2004/37/EC by expanding its scope and by including and/or revising occupational exposure limit values for a number of cancer- or mutation-causing substances. The initiative is proceeding in steps. Continue reading

Boosting cooperation on health technology assessment [EU Legislation in Progress]

The European Commission has proposed a regulation on health technology assessment (HTA). HTA is a research-based tool that supports decision-making in healthcare by assessing the added value of a given health technology compared to others. Continue reading

Alcohol policy in the EU – State of play March 2015

Written by Teresa Lopez Garcia and Adela Maghear The 2006 EU Alcohol Strategy officially came to an end in December 2012. A report published in December 2012 evaluated the impact of this strategy and concluded that it was still very relevant and had brought about positive added value in terms of addressing alcohol-related harm. Although … Continue reading

The EU’s policy on alcohol

In the context of the rise of non-communicable diseases, alcohol-related harm is a major public health concern for the European population. Europe has the highest proportion of drinkers in the world, the highest levels of alcohol consumption per capita and a high level of alcohol-related harm. Alcohol consumption is accountable for over 15% of all … 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

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