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Will Europe miss a chance for a clean and healthy air?

23 October 2006
BRUSSELS, 23 October 2006 - European Health and Environment Ministers have one of their biggest opportunities ever to affect the future health and well...

Lithuanian National Asthma Congress

01 October 2006
Europe, Lithuania
Both EFA and ERS supported the third Lithuanian National Asthma Congress, that was organised on 8 October 2005 in Vilnius by the Lithuanian Pulmonology...

Tackling Health Inequalities and Patient Safety

01 September 2006
Tackling health inequalities is a key health theme for the UK Presidency of the European Union, on 17-18 October, as well as key health determinants including...

New book released in Patient Mobility in the EU

01 June 2006
Patient Mobility in the European Union - Learning From Experience is the name of a new book launched on 29 May 2006 in the European Parliament by the Europe...

New Tobacco Control Scale & World No Tobacco Day

01 June 2006
On 25 May, a new scale to measure country activity' was released and published in the scientific journal Tobacco control (BMJ publication). The scale,...

1 July marks the start of the Finnish Presidency of the EU

01 June 2006
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'....

FP7 and Environmental Research

01 June 2006
GA²LEN, of which EFA is a partner, presented their priorities for environmental research during the Open Stakeholder Consultation "Priorities for environment...

update on the ambient air quality legislative process

01 June 2006
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...

EFA at the IPCRG and EAACI congresses

01 June 2006
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...

Welcome to the June 2006 edition of the EFA ezine!

01 June 2006
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...

European Commission Ammends Colour Photograph Decision

01 May 2006
On 12 April 2006 the European Commission's Directorate General for Health published  Decision amending Commission Decision C(2005) concerning the size...

WHO publishes the 2005 European Health Report

01 May 2006
The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe has published the European Health Report 2005 'Public Health Action for Healthier Children and...

Sudden and heavy start for the pollen season in Europe

01 May 2006
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...

EU Parliament votes to exclude healthcare services from ESD

01 May 2006
On 16 February, the European Parliament voted in plenary session on the European Services Directive, including text stating that the Directive should not...

Community System on Safety of Medicines

01 May 2006
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...

Update on Seveth Framework Programme for Research (FP7)

01 May 2006
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...

Are you in control of your asthma, or is it in control?

01 May 2006
United Kingdom
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...

World Asthma Day in Kaunas, Lithuania

01 May 2006
World Asthma Day on 2 May was celebrated in Kaunas, by a conference “Living with Asthma“  directed at nurses...

FFAAIR action on COPD

01 May 2006
French authorities, together with medical and scientific organisations, medical research, FFAAIR and other patients associations, have defined the goals...

Welcome to the May edition of EFA's online newsletter!

01 May 2006
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,...