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EU Policy update (September 2014)
Fundamental changes in the new European Commissioners College In September the new European Commissioners’ team was designated by the new President of the Commission, the Luxembourgish Jean ...

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EU Projects update (September 2014)
EARIP in action More than 20 partners’ representatives gathered during the ERS Congress to present Work Packages evolution of European Asthma Research Innovation Partnership (EARIP) and sever ...

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EFA Projects update - Summer 2014
COPD Project Update EFA has included future actions for the 2013 Oxygen Harmonisation Project within its 2014 COPD Project. As a result, this project update presents developments and progress on al ...

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EU Policy update (Summer 2014)
New leaders of the European Institutions We left you before the summer break with updates on the composition of the new European Parliament coming out from the elections of May 2014. As from July, i ...

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EFA's Food Labelling event at the European Parliament
Eating safely: round-table on European best practices on allergens labelling ahead of the entry into force of the Food Information to Consumers regulation On 24th September, from 15h00 to 17h30 ...

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EU Policy update (June 2014)
Environment Council discussions on air quality legislation The debates on the clean air package are ongoing. As a background, the European Commission proposed a new package on air quality, in Decemb ...

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EU Policy update (May 2014)
Currently the European Union institutions are carrying out several consultations that are relevant to EFA’s activities. In this section, you will find information about the consultations on (1) fragra ...

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World Asthma Day 2014
World Asthma Day 2014 Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency. An asthma attack is the result of an inflammation o ...

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EU projects update
  EFA attends the 2014 AirPROM Annual Meeting in Barcelona   The annual meeting for Airway Disease Predicting Outcomes through Patient Specific Computational Modelling (AirPROM) took pl ...

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EFA's EU Innovative Research Projects event
EFA's EU Innovative Research Projects event EFA held a public event on June 17th entitled “Does innovative research for allergy and respiratory disease in the European Union benefit patients?” The e ...

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EU Policy update (March 2014)
In March, the Tobacco Products Directive was finally adopted by the Council and ended a process started more than 1 year ago to protect Europeans’ health. The new health programme for the period ...

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EU Policy update (January 2014)
Greek Health Minister visited the ENVI committee On January, 22nd the Greek Minister for Health Adonis Georgiades presented the priorities of the Greek Presidency of the European Union to the  ...

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EARIP
European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership (EARIP) is a project funded by the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). Europe has around 30 million people suffering from asthma, whose treatment c ...

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Dr. Valovirta on Finnish Asthma and Allergy Programmes
Dr. Erkka Valovirta (EFA Honorary Member and Medical Adviser) speaking about the Finnish Asthma Programme 1994 - 2004 and the Finnish Allergy Programme 2008 - 2018. For more information, please visit  ...

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EARIP Consortium
 EARIP (European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership)
4th Annual MeDALL Meeting
MeDALL – Fourth annual meeting and general assembly   MeDALL (Mechanisms of the Development of ALLergy) aims to generate novel knowledge on the mechanisms of initiation of allergy from earl ...

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EU Policy update (December 2013)
EU Ministers of Health discussing patients’ safety and health  On December 10, in the framework of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) configuration of the Counci ...

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Press Release: EFA's new book on Minimum Standards of COPD care
Standards of Care for COPD patients are not equal in Europe EFA reveals the state of play and releases Minimum Standards of Care to enable active patients participating in society COPD is a seriou ...

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EFA-ECC COPD event
EFA and the ECC Commemorate World COPD Day 2013 under the Lithuanian EU Presidency On the 28th of November 2013, EFA and the European COPD Coalition (ECC), under auspices of Lithuanian Presidency of ...

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EU Policy update (November 2013)
Horizon 2020: the new EU Research Programme On the 21st of November, the plenary of the European Parliament voted on the new EU research and innovation programme for the period 2014-2020. With a bud ...

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