EC consultations


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Global health  new EU strategy

Global health new EU strategy

Monday, 12 de September de 2022

There have been significant changes in global health and geopolitics since the Commission’s 2010 Communication on the EU’s role in global health. This initiative will develop a new global health strategy to respond to these changes and strengthen EU leadership in this area.

Improving access through the single European emergency number 112

Improving access through the single European emergency number 112

Thursday, 25 de Augost de 2022

Throughout the EU, people should be able to quickly contact emergency services through the single European emergency number ‘112’. This initiative aims to account for technological developments in emergency communications and address any gaps that may exist across the EU. It aims to ensure that emergency communication systems are effective as regards information on caller location, access for disabled people and directing communications to the most appropriate public safety answering point. Due date: September 12th. 

Revised framework for compulsory licensing of patents

Revised framework for compulsory licensing of patents

Thursday, 25 de Augost de 2022

EU countries currently regulate and implement the framework for compulsory licensing of patents in the EU using different, fragmented procedures. This means it is not efficient enough to tackle EU-wide crises. Also, the efficiency of the current EU procedure on compulsory licensing of patents for export to countries with public health problems (Regulation 816/2006) should be examined. This initiative aims to revise the framework so it is adequately prepared & coordinated to tackle future crises. Due date: September 29th. 

Veterinary medicines & vaccines  conditions for use

Veterinary medicines & vaccines conditions for use

Thursday, 18 de Augost de 2022

EU countries must follow EU rules to prevent and control animal diseases that are subject to compulsory eradication, such as rabies, salmonellosis and bluetongue. This initiative sets out the conditions for using veterinary medicines for these purposes as well as follow-up measures, for vaccines in particular. Due date: September 2nd. 

Reclassification of products without an intended medical purpose

Reclassification of products without an intended medical purpose

Thursday, 18 de Augost de 2022

EU rules on medical devices also cover products without an intended medical purpose. For example: laser or intense pulsed light devices for hair removal or skin treatment; liposuction equipment; and brain stimulation devices. This initiative will ensure that such devices are classified in accordance with their risks, and that they are subject to the same pre- and post-market requirements as comparable medical devices. Due date: September 8th. 

Global health  new EU strategy

Global health new EU strategy

Monday, 1 de Augost de 2022

There have been significant changes in global health and geopolitics since the Commission’s 2010 Communication on the EU’s role in global health. This initiative will develop a new global health strategy to respond to these changes and strengthen EU leadership in this area. Due date: September 19th. 

Blood, tissues and cells for medical treatments & therapies

Blood, tissues and cells for medical treatments & therapies

Friday, 15 de July de 2022

This initiative will update the EU rules on scientific and technological developments in the safety and quality standards for blood, tissues and cells field, including innovative therapies. It will also address the (re)emergence of communicable diseases, including lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the increasing commercialisation and globalisation of this sector, so contributing to the European Health Union. Due date: September 8th. 

New EU strategy on Global Health

New EU strategy on Global Health

Thursday, 14 de July de 2022

There have been significant changes in global health and geopolitics since the Commission’s 2010 Communication on the EU’s role in global health. This initiative will develop a new global health strategy to respond to these changes and strengthen EU leadership in this area. Due date: September 19th. 

Smoke-free environments

Smoke-free environments

Friday, 1 de July de 2022

The Council’s 2009 Recommendation on smoke-free environments aims to protect people across the EU from exposure to second-hand smoke. As announced in Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, this initiative aims to bring the recommendation into line with market developments and include the use of tobacco and related products in certain outdoor spaces in its scope. Notably, it aims to extend its coverage to emerging products and its scope to additional outdoor spaces. Due date: July 20th. 

The European health data space

The European health data space

Thursday, 16 de June de 2022

The European health data space will: promote safe exchange of patients’ data (including when they travel abroad) and citizens’ control over their health data; support research on treatments, medicines, medical devices and outcomes; encourage the access to and use of health data for research, policy-making and regulation, with a trusted governance framework and upholding data-protection rules; support digital health services; and clarify the safety and liability of artificial intelligence in health. Due date: July 28th. 

Excise duty on alcohol and alcoholic beverages

Excise duty on alcohol and alcoholic beverages

Thursday, 16 de June de 2022

EU rules govern the taxation of alcohol and alcoholic beverages. Tax structure rules have recently been amended, but excise duty rates have not been amended since 1992. The evaluation will examine if excise duty rates on alcohol and alcoholic beverages have contributed to the proper functioning of the EU single market. The evaluation will inform the planned initiative. A public consultation is planned for the first half of 2022. Due date: July 4th. 

Environmental impact of waste management

Environmental impact of waste management

Thursday, 2 de June de 2022

The Waste Framework Directive protects public health and the environment through the proper management of waste. This is done by applying the EU’s waste hierarchy, which promotes waste prevention and re-use over waste recovery and disposal. This initiative will improve waste management by reducing waste generation including through re-use of products or components, and by reducing mixed waste and increasing preparation for re-use or recycling of waste by improving separate collection. Due date: August 16th, 2022