Press Releases

  • "AVMSD: What about our Kids?" Protecting children from unhealthy food and drink marketing

  • December 01st 2016
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    On 1 December the event “AVMSD: What about our Kids?” takes place in the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Daciana Octavia Sá¢rbu and organised by a coalition of ten organisations. The event gathers experts from a wide range of backgrounds to discuss the effects of marketing on children’s behaviours, tools to reduce child exposure to commercial communications for unhealthy food and alcohol and the effectiveness of self-regulatory schemes. Speakers include WHO Europe, European Commission, academia, healthcare payers and a wider panel for debate.

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  • The Mexico Declaration for Circulatory Health

  • June 07th 2016
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    The Mexico Declaration for Circulatory Health, the first ever global declaration on heart health, was made on 5 June 2016 at the WHF World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2016. The declaration is recognition that, unless health professionals, governments, businesses and the public find a common voice that paves the way for much-needed action now, the number of premature deaths as a result of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) will keep increasing.

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  • SFP Press Release - World No Tobacco Day

  • May 31st 2016
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    Please click here to read the Smoke Free Partnership press release on the 2014 Tobacco Products Directive and Plain Packaging Process in the EU, on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day.

  • 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.