Press Releases

  • New Commission proposal on ICS

  • November 12th 2015
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    The European Commission has today published its revised proposal for an Investment Court System (ICS) which aims to replace the investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in all ongoing and future EU investment negotiations.

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  • Clean Air Petition: World Heart Day 2015

  • September 28th 2015
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    On the occasion of World Heart Day 2015, Frans van de Werf (far left in photo) Chair of the European Affairs Committee of the European Society of Cardiology; Mairead McGuinness MEP (second left), co-chair of the MEP Heart Group; and Simon Gillespie (second right), President of the European Heart Network, met with Commissioner Andriukaitis to present him with a petition to tackle air and noise pollution.

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  • Results of the EConDA project

  • September 22nd 2015
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    Please read here the press release published on the occasion of the closing conference of the EConDA (Economics of Chronic Diseases) project, held today in Brussels.

  • EHN & EPHA Press Release on EP TTIP Report

  • July 08th 2015
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    The European Heart Network (EHN) and the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) published a joint press release following the adoption by the European Parliament of its initiative report on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnerships (TTIP). The two NGOs welcome the report as it sends a clear signal that the controversial Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) must be reformed.

    You can find the press release here.

  • OECD report on CVD and Diabetes

  • June 18th 2015
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    Please click here for the EHN statement on the OECD report "Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes: Policies for Better Health and Quality of Care", published 17 June 2015.

  • EU Summit on Chronic Diseases

  • April 04th 2014
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    The European Commission organised the first EU Summit on Chronic Diseases in Brussels this week.  Please find here the ECDA press release on this event.

  • A New Tobacco Products Directive for the EU

  • February 27th 2014
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    In the European Parliament plenary vote yesterday, 514 members voted in favour of a new Tobacco Products Directive.  Read about this landmark decision in the EHN press release here.

  • Mixed Victory in the European Parliament Vote on TPD

  • October 08th 2013
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    A joint statement from the European public health and tobacco control community, on the plenary vote on the Tobacco Products Directive in the European Parliament, Strasbourg.