European Health Union: European Commission welcomes step towards better access to medicines and medical devices during crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Council has adopted its position on the November 2020 Commission proposal to give the European Medicines Agency (EMA) a stronger role in crisis preparedness and management. This proposal would allow the EMA to facilitate activities such as monitoring and mitigating the risk […]

Public health: Stronger rules on medical devices

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As of today, new EU rules on medical devices (MDR) enter into application, establishing a modern and more robust regulatory framework to protect public health and patient safety. The new rules start applying after a one-year postponement due to the unprecedented challenges of the […]

Medical Devices Regulation: Commission welcomes Council support to prioritise the fight against coronavirus

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament and the Council of the proposal to postpone by one year the date of application of the Medical Devices Regulation. This will allow all key players – Member States, health institutions and economic operators […]

EU Commission – US hasten talks to avoid NGO reactions on free trade agreement

Last Friday 15 November the European Union and the United States concluded the second round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations in Brussels. The TTIP is a kind of enlarged free trade agreement involving the two largest trading partners of the world. It covers mainly the impediments after the borders (regulations and technical barriers) […]