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On 1 June, the European Commission welcomed the decision by the Council and Parliament to designate 2007 as 'European Year of Equal Opportunities for All'. The year will aim to make Europeans aware of…

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GA²LEN, of which EFA is a partner, presented their priorities for environmental research during the Open Stakeholder Consultation "Priorities for environment and health research in FP7", organized by …

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In the run up for the voting of the European Parliament (EP) on the EU Thematic Strategy on Quality, and the accompanying directive on ambient air quality , on the 21 June, European Public Health Alli…

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For the first time, EFA was represented at the International Primary Care Respiratory Group congress in Oslo 9-11 June, which brought together 420 general practitioners (GP) from 32 countries with spe…

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I am delighted to let you know that the European Parliament has in their plenary session in Strasbourg 15 June voted in favour of the amendments on allergic and respiratory diseases as major diseases …

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On 12 April 2006 the European Commission's Directorate General for Health published  Decision amending Commission Decision C(2005) concerning the size and rendering of colour photographs or other illu…

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The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe has published the European Health Report 2005 'Public Health Action for Healthier Children and Populations'. The report summarises the major pu…

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In the last couple of weeks, pollen-loaded air over large parts of Europe (in particular Central and Northern Europe) has been clearly visible in early morning Meteosat High Resolution Visible (HRV) i…

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On 16 February, the European Parliament voted in plenary session on the European Services Directive, including text stating that the Directive should not apply to "healthcare, whether or not it is pro…

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In EFA's February ezine, you may remember that we reported EFA and the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) having made comments to the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) draft Guideline …

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As members will know from a communication sent 17 May, the European Parliament (EP) groups, who are giving opinion on the proposal for the FP7 have reached an unofficial agreement on amendments to the …

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Asthma UK launched the Asthma Control Test? on World Asthma Day. The Test is a 60-second five-point questionnaire to help people really understand how well their asthma is controlled. Just 1 in 5 adul…

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World Asthma Day on 2 May was celebrated in Kaunas, by a conference “Living with Asthma“  directed at nurses from across the country, tackling both children'…

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French authorities, together with medical and scientific organisations, medical research, FFAAIR and other patients associations, have defined the goals of a new COPD action program. Since the COPD 20…

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Greetings from the EFA Annual General Meeting and Conference in Prague! The 10th EFA Conference 10-13 May had a record participation of over 500 delegates, with patient representatives and health prof…

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A report by the Smoke-Free Partnership, partnership between European Respiratory Society (ERS), Cancer Research UK and National Institute of Cancer in France, ‘Lifting the Smoke-screen – 10 Reasons fo…

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The global theme for the World Asthma Day (WAD) 2 May this year – Unmet Needs lead to poor asthma control – reminds us what we learned from patients with severe asthma last year in our European ‘Fight…

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This year’s National No Smoking Day in the UK focuses on cessation and how to stop smoking, which is particularly relevant following the decision last month that UK workplaces including bars and resta…

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On 14 March 2006, the European Commission’s DG Health and Consumer Protection published two new reports on Health Inequalities in Europe, commissioned as part of the UK Presidency in 2005. The first r…

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According to a Eurobarometer survey published in February, European citizens generally do not feel protected from medical errors and European health care is not perceived to be as safe as it should be…

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