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MEP Peterle: Health systems need a true shift to prevention

“The recent European elections sent a clear message to the European institutions that the EU must address the concerns and expectations of its citizens”, Mr Alojz Peterle, MEP (Slovenia) said today at the opening of the 17th European Health Forum Gastein. “We need strong leadership and a bold vision to reconnect European citizens to decision-making processes in the EU, and to connect European policy to the people.” […]

PETERLE: “We will contribute to an improved political atmosphere which could accelerate the accession process of Macedonia to the EU”

Alojz Peterle MEP (EPP/NSI), Chair of the EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), welcomed the 12th EU- FYROM JPC that took place on 26 -27 November 2014 under his co-chairmanship. […]

European Parliament calls to speed up negotiations for an EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement

The European Parliament has adopted a Resolution which positively evaluates the prospects for an EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA), which is under negotiation since last year. […]

Fighting against cancer is everyone’s concern

Not so long ago, the story goes, a person was far more likely to die from heart disease. Now cancer has replaced cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of premature death in 28 of 53 European nations. […]

Complementary & Alternative Medicine: Innovation and Added Value for European Healthcare

On the 9 October 2012, Members of the European Parliament, health professionals, patients and policy makers gathered in the European Parliament to hear and debate presentations on the innovative added value of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for European Healthcare. The potential that CAM has to maintain health, prevent ill-health promote healthier lifestyles and contribute to the sustainability of health systems should not be disregarded by the European Union at a time when health funding is under so much pressure from economic and demographic pressures. […]

Open Forum of the European Partnership for Action Against Cancer

The European Partnership for Action Against Cancer (EPAAC) is organising the second Open Forum in Rome to discuss important issues and challenges posed by cancer in the Member States, as well as to provide updates on the recent activities of the Partnership. The second Open Forum will be focusing both on Cancer Information and Data as well as Cancer Prevention and Health Promotion. […]

EU EOM on the elections on 2 April

LAGOS 02 April 2011 – “The European Union Election Observation Mission was impressed by the enthusiasm amongst the Nigerian voters to participate in the elections in a generally peaceful environment”, said Chief Observer Alojz Peterle on Saturday in Lagos. […]

EU Launches Election Observation Mission to Nigeria

Abuja, 9 March 2011 – The European Union (EU) has officially launched today an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to observe the National Assembly, Presidential, Governor and State Houses elections in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, scheduled for 2, 9 and 16 April. The European Union was invited by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to observe all aspects of the electoral process, and assess compliance with domestic law and international, and regional commitments to elections. […]

Members of the European Parliament remember Children with Cancer

Today, 15 February, is International Childhood Cancer Day. For the first time, the European Parliament marked this important event at a high-level multi- stakeholder meeting hosted last Wednesday, 09 February, by Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Mr. Alojz Peterle in association with SIOP Europe – the European Society for Paediatric Oncology (SIOPE). Young patients from Belgium and their families joined MEPs, experts in paediatric oncology and other cancer policy stakeholders to discuss how the rapid rate of progress previously established in childhood cancer is being forcibly arrested by the implementation of recent EU legislation. […]

MEPs renew commitment on Hepatitis on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day 2010

Three years after the adoption of the European Parliament’s Written Declaration on Hepatitis C, leading health experts MEPs Alojz Peterle and Thomas Ulmer called upon Commission and Council to finally take up the fight and promote risk group specific screening by adopting a Council Recommendation on viral Hepatitis. […]