Press Releases

  • CJEU upholds the EU Tobacco Products Directive

  • May 04th 2016
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    The Court of Justice of the European Union has today delivered its judgment on the 2014 EU Tobacco Products Directive.  It concludes that the extensive standardisation of packaging, the future EU-wide prohibition on menthol cigarettes and the special rules for electronic cigarettes are lawful.

    The European Heart Network (EHN) welcomes the judgment which thus rejects all arguments presented against the Tobacco Products Directive.  

    EHN Director Susanne Lá¸gstrup says: “Let this be a lesson once and for all. It is perfectly possible for the EU to introduce legislation which has a high level of health protection as an objective when seeking to facilitate the smooth functioning of the internal market. Time to stop suing!”

    For more information on the Court’s decision click here.

  • 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.