Archive for 2009

EMEA: New organisational structure and visual identity

Monday, December 7th, 2009 in News

The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) is launching a new organizational structure and a new visual identity - with changes in logo, typography and in-formation media. A new public website is announced for early 2010. As of 08.12.09 the EMEA website has a new address, changing from 'emea.europa.eu' to 'ema.europa.eu'. From ... read more...

Lisbon Treaty enters into force

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 in News

The Lisbon Treaty entered into force on 01.12.09. Ex Article 152 EC – which is decisive for the health sector – is now Article 168 of the new Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union („Lisbon Treaty“). Furthermore, new legislative competence is given in Article 168 paragraph 4(c) („measures ... read more...

EPSCO: Discussion regarding patients’ rights in cross-border care

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 in News

On 01.12.09 the Employment, Social Policy and Health Council (EPSCO) dealt with the dossier on patients' rights in cross-border healthcare. The Council did not reach the hoped-for political agreement. Major controversial points were the use of prescriptions issued in one Member State in other Member States, rules regarding „Member States ... read more...

European Commission: portfolios of the new Commissioners

Monday, November 30th, 2009 in News

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso presented on 27.11.09 the commissioners of the new Commission and their portfolios. John Dalli, a conservative politician from Malta, is new health commissioner. There is also a redistribution of tasks: in the future, the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers will be competent for pharmaceuticals ... read more...