Category: Public Health

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EMA prepares for Brexit

EMA prepares for Brexit

Business continuity plan aims to preserve Agency’s ability to protect public and animal health The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has developed and initiated a business continuity plan to deal with the uncertainty and workload implications linked to the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) withdrawal from the European Union (EU) and the Agency’s relocation. The business continuity plan is a […]

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Global trade of counterfeit and illegal pesticides is growing

Global trade of counterfeit and illegal pesticides is growing

Increasing quantities of illegal pesticides are being produced, marketed and sold in Europe with the consequent risks to human, animal and environment health as well as for the economy, including the loss of thousands of jobs.   Despite the EU legislation is one of the most restrictive in the world, the EU Commission estimates that […]

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What is the bio-economy?

What is the bio-economy?

The bio-economy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy. Europe is setting the course for a resource-efficient and sustainable economy. The goal is a more innovative and low-emissions economy, reconciling demands […]

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Medical devices: new regulatory framework

Medical devices: new regulatory framework

The new Medical Devices framework consists of two Regulations: In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Regulation (IVDMDR) which will replace the current Council Directive 98/79 on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Medical Device Regulation (MDR) which will replace the following current Directives: Council Directive 93/42/EEC on Medical Devices Council Directive 90/385/EEC on Active Implantable Medical Devices […]

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New EN standard available for Chemicals used for treatment of Drinking Water

New EN standard available for Chemicals used for treatment of Drinking Water

The following European standards for treatment of drinking water are now available: EN 902:2016 Chemicals used for treatment of drinking water intended for human consumption. Hydrogen peroxide. This norm replaces the previous EN 902:2009. EN 12678:2016 Chemicals used for treatment of drinking water intended for human consumption. Potassium peroxomonosulphate. This norm replaces the previous EN […]

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