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New vacancy - Projects Officer

19 Apr 2024

Projects Officer – European Heart Network Start date: As soon as possible Contract: Permanent...

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Interview with Manfred Weber - Towards a European Cardiovascular Health Plan

09 Apr 2024

The Chairman of the European People’s Party’s (EPP) – Manfred Weber – and the President of the...

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Presentation of EHN Poster at the European Commission's Webinar on the Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases

20 Mar 2024

On 20th March 2024, the European Heart Network (EHN) Poster on the reduction of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) was...

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The European Alliance for Cardiovascular Health welcomes the EPP’s call for a ‘European Cardiovascular Health Plan’

14 Mar 2024

On 6th March 2024, the European People’s Party (EPP) adopted its political manifesto for the 2024 EU elections....

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International Women's Day 2024: the EHN & MEPs call for gender equity in cardiovascular research

08 Mar 2024

On International Women’s Day, the European Heart Network (EHN) affirms its commitment to advocating for...

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Celebrate Valentine's Day with a healthy heart

14 Feb 2024

On Valentine’s Day, we call for European policies that are conducive to a healthy heart to achieve a society free...

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The public health community mourns the death of John Ryan, former DG SANTE Deputy Director General

06 Feb 2024

After years of collaboration with our network, the passing of John Ryan deeply saddens us. As the former DG SANTE...

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EACH Exhibition in Strasbourg sparks Momentum for Cardiovascular Health in Europe

19 Dec 2023

The EACH (European Alliance for Cardiovascular Health) Exhibition was held at the European Parliament (EP) in...

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The EU must vote to create a health plan that tackles the biggest killer

11 Dec 2023

Strasbourg, 8 December 2023 – Members of Parliament (MEPs) at 2023’s ending plenary session, 11-14 December, are...

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AIDAVA Project Launches Animated Video

30 Nov 2023

An AI powered virtual assistant delivering personal health data records that benefits patients and healthcare...

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EHN launches new seven-year Strategic Plan 2023-2030

30 Oct 2023

Brussels, 30 October 2023: Today, the European Heart Network (EHN) launches its new Strategic Plan 2023-2030. The new...

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European Heart Health Charter - 2023 Revision

29 Sep 2023

Brussels, 29 September 2023: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally and costs the EU...

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First AI4HF workshop with EHN patient consultants held in Brussels

28 Sep 2023

The first AI4HF project workshop with patients with heart failure (HF) was co-organised by the European Heart Network...

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EHN publishes its Annual Report 2022

07 Jul 2023

The European Heart Network (EHN) Annual Report 2022 encapsulates the challenges faced by Europe’s heart and...

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Publication of the results of EHN pilot project “A Vending Machine For a Friend"

26 May 2023

The project “A vending machine for a friend’ is aimed at encouraging healthy choices at school and reducing...

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World Hypertension Day 2023

17 May 2023

Hypertension is the leading medical risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), and CVD is the leading cause of...

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HYPERMARKER: Horizon Europe grant for research into better, personalised treatment for high blood pressure

18 Apr 2023

An international research team received a 10 million euro grant from Horizon Europe and UK Research and Innovation to...

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EHN patient spotlight: Wendy Davis and her longstanding commitment to patient empowerment in Artificial Intelligence for cardiovascular care

21 Mar 2023

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International Women’s Day 2023: 8 MEPs join EHN to advocate for gender equity in CVD

09 Mar 2023

On 8 March 2023, on International Women’s Day, the European Heart Network (EHN) affirmed its commitment to advocating...

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EHN, together with 285 organisations urge Commission President to stick to Sustainable Food System Law timeline

13 Feb 2023

Political resistance against sustainable food policies is threatening to derail the process for an EU Sustainable Food...

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EHN co-signs joint letter to EMA on antibiotics shortages in Europe

25 Jan 2023

EHN and 10 patient and consumer organisations signed a joint letter addressed to the Executive Steering Group...

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EHN Board members join the new WHF Board 2023-24

24 Jan 2023

We are pleased to announce that the European Heart Network is expanding its presence within the World Heart...

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EHN, BEUC and EPHA ask for a timely proposal on Front-of-Pack Nutritional Labelling

19 Dec 2022

Today, EHN, BEUC and EPHA sent an open letter to Commissioners Kyriakides, Wojciechowski and Vice- President...

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Ensuring the full potential of EHDS: Stakeholders’ recommendations on how to make the digital transformation a success across Europe

30 Nov 2022

In a joint statement, EHN joins 34 stakeholders in welcoming the proposal for a Regulation on the European Health Data...

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AIDAVA: New EU Research Project Launches to Automate Curation and Publishing of Personal Health Data Through Artificial Intelligence

05 Oct 2022

The European Heart Network will collaborate with 13 partners over the next four years in the new EU-funded research...

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World Heart Day 2022

28 Sep 2022

On World Heart Day, the European Heart Network (EHN) calls on policy makers to show strong political will to...

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CureHeart wins the British Heart Foundation’s £30m Big Beat Challenge

09 Aug 2022

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) announced that it will invest £30 million in CureHeart to develop a cure for...

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EHN publishes its Annual Report 2021

21 Jul 2022

During the second challenging year of the pandemic, EHN together with its members, took the initiative to bring...

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EHN welcomes proposal to prohibit flavoured heated tobacco products

29 Jun 2022

EHN welcomes the European Commission’s latest proposal to prohibit the sale of flavoured heated tobacco products...

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European Heart Network appoints BHF CEO as President

13 Jun 2022

Dr Charmaine Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer of the British Heart Foundation, has been announced as President of the...

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World Obesity Day 2022

04 Mar 2022

On World Obesity day, EHN calls on decision makers to protect children from the marketing of nutritionally poor food....

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EHN calls to protect children from the marketing of nutritionally poor food

09 Nov 2021

The European Union (EU) must adopt legislation to effectively protect children from the harmful impacts of the...

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New EHN paper on Heated Tobacco Products

28 Sep 2021

Heated Tobacco Products are particularly harmful to the cardiovascular system as they increase the heart rate and blood...

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Patients survey: Living with an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

23 Apr 2021

Do you live with an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)? Share your experience in this survey and help...

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EU Trans fat free as of 1 April 2021

01 Apr 2021

As of today, 1 April 2021, foods containing more than 2g/100g of industrially produced trans fatty acids are no longer...

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Efficient strategies needed to detect high risk individuals for cardiovascular disease

18 Jan 2021

Having reviewed latest evidence from scientific studies and high-quality, randomised controlled trials, the European...

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New EHN paper on CVD Risk Assessment Programmes

18 Jan 2021

To reduce the onset of cardiovascular disease, it is crucial to identify those persons at high risk of developing CVD,...

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Use Heart to beat the increasing burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe

28 Sep 2020

On World Heart Day, EHN stresses the urgent need to adress the increasing burden of CVD, especially in this time of...

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Annual Report 2019

15 Jul 2020

Here is an overview of EHN’s activities in 2019. Click here to read more

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Digital technologies can transform cardiovascular diagnosis and patient care

09 Jul 2020

More than 60 million people live with cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the EU, and close to 13 million new cases of CVD...

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What is the value of digital tools for cardiovascular patients?

09 Jul 2020

Digital technologies can transform cardiovascular diagnosis and patient care Funded by the European Heart Network,...

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Nutri-Score could become EU’s front-of-pack nutrition labelling scheme if its algorithm is revised

07 Jul 2020

Having reviewed the latest science, the European Heart Network (EHN) has adopted its position on front of pack...

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Call to MEPs not to forget heart and stroke patients in EU4Health Programme

02 Jul 2020

On 6 July, the ENVI committee will debate EU4Health. It is essential that the Programme responds to the needs of all...

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New CEO for EHN

01 Jul 2020

The European Heart Network (EHN) is delighted to announce that Birgit Beger will take over as Chief Executive Officer...

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EU Action on CVD needed now

25 Jun 2020

The burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is greater than that of any other disease and it is the leading cause of...

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The cardiovascular legacy of COVID-19

24 Jun 2020

The time for the EU to act is NOW! Brussels, 25 June 2020. Today, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the...

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EU4Health – an opportunity to tackle cardiovascular disease

28 May 2020

EHN welcomes the new EU4Health programme which acknowledges that health promotion, disease prevention, treatment and...

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Statement on the EC proposal on Farm to Fork Strategy

18 May 2020

EHN welcomes the Communication on a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food...

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COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease – complexities that beckon answers

05 May 2020

As more data on COVID-19 patients become available, the disease appears to be particularly devastating for...

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COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease – complexities that beckon answers

04 May 2020

As more data on COVID-19 patients become available, the disease appears to be particularly devastating for...

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Cardiovascular patients’ fears in a time of Coronavirus

23 Apr 2020

Patients with cardiovascular disease worry greatly about the effects of the Coronavirus on their health. With the...

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The missing heart attacks

17 Apr 2020

People suffering heart attacks during the Coronavirus outbreak may be putting their lives at risk by delaying seeking...

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This Valentines Day, MEP Heart Group co-chairs call on all MEPs to join the MEP Heart Group.

13 Feb 2020

Cardiovascular disease remains the first cause of death in the EU, claiming the lives of 1.8 million people every...

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European Heart Network Statement on Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling

03 Feb 2020

In September 2017 the European Heart Network (EHN) published Transforming European food and drink policies for...

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Director of the European Heart Network (EHN), Susanne Løgstrup, retires

31 Jan 2020

Susanne Løgstrup is retiring, after 25 successful years leading the European Heart Network (EHN). EHN is the...

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Help us prevent cardiovascular disease in the EU

27 Jan 2020

The world faces vast challenges. One challenge is the high and rising prevalence of chronic (non-communicable)...

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Physical Activity: an effective way to protect your heart

21 Jan 2020

It is never too late to start with physical activity, and any exercise is better than none – though more is...

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Joint letter: Farm to Fork needs an effective consumption strategy

22 Nov 2019

The European Heart Network (EHN), European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and European Public Health Association...

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E-cigarettes - a cardiovascular health concern

13 Nov 2019

The role and impact of electronic cigarettes continues to provoke a major public health debate in Europe and...

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Open letter to Mrs Kyriakides, Commissioner-Designate for Health

29 Sep 2019

Cardiovascular patients and healthcare professionals call on Commissioner-designate for health to develop an action...

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EHN Annual Report 2018

24 Jul 2019

 Please click here for the EHN Annual Report 2018.

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Joint statement regarding EU platform for action on diet, physical activity and health

03 Jul 2019

EHN and six other organisations have taken the decision to leave the EU platform for action on diet, physical activity...

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Consultation on the European Cardiovascular Strategic Research Agenda

25 Apr 2019

In order to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease we need more knowledge and innovation. A Strategic Research...

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Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Diseases

23 Apr 2019

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death in Europe as well as in the European Union (EU), where it...

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HeartMan: Self-management for Heart Failure

22 Apr 2019

The HeartMan project, funded by EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, presents the technology developed and findings from...

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ENVI Workshop on Cardiovascular Diseases and Lifestyle

04 Oct 2018

Press Note for the ENVI Workshop on “Cardiovascular Diseases and Lifestyle”, Tuesday 09 October 2018, 9:00 to...

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World No Tobacco Day 2018

05 Jun 2018

Tobacco breaks hearts: World No Tobacco Day event at the European Parliament reminds of tobacco’s preventable toll,...

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Smart CAP is triple win for economy, environment and health

01 Feb 2018

EHN, EPHA and Freshfel Europe ask Commissioner Hogan for concrete mechanisms to support the future CAP’s objective of...

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Transforming European food and drink policies for cardiovascular health

28 Sep 2017

On World Heart Day 2017, the European Heart Network published its paper on Transforming European food and drink...

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Europe's unequal burden of CVD - the actual facts

27 Feb 2017

The publication of the new report on European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2017 will be the basis of a...

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European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 5th edition published

12 Feb 2017

According to a report issued this St. Valentine’s day by the European Heart Network (EHN), cardiovascular disease now...

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"The European Response to Chronic Diseases - the Role of Civil Society"

12 Dec 2016

In the past decade, international leaders and health advocates have consistently fought to put non-communicable chronic...

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

01 Dec 2016

On 1 December the event “AVMSD: What about our Kids?” takes place in the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Daciana...

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European Parliament adopts resolution on industrial trans fatty acids

26 Oct 2016

The European Heart Network (EHN) congratulates the European Parliament for adopting a Resolution on trans fatty acids...

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The Mexico Declaration for Circulatory Health

07 Jun 2016

The Mexico Declaration for Circulatory Health, the first ever global declaration on heart health, was made on 5 June...

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SFP Press Release - World No Tobacco Day

31 May 2016

Please click here to read the Smoke Free Partnership press release on the 2014 Tobacco Products Directive and Plain...

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NGO concerns on regulatory cooperation in TTIP

21 Mar 2016

Please click here to read the joint press release issued today by EPHA, EASL and EHN, expressing reservations...

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New Commission proposal on ICS

12 Nov 2015

The European Commission has today published its revised proposal for an Investment Court System (ICS) which aims to...

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Clean Air Petition: World Heart Day 2015

28 Sep 2015

On the occasion of World Heart Day 2015, Frans van de Werf (far left in photo) Chair of the European Affairs Committee...

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Results of the EConDA project

22 Sep 2015

Please read here the press release published on the occasion of the closing conference of the EConDA (Economics of...

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EHN & EPHA Press Release on EP TTIP Report

08 Jul 2015

The European Heart Network (EHN) and the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) published a joint press release...

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OECD report on CVD and Diabetes

18 Jun 2015

Please click here for the EHN statement on the OECD report “Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes: Policies...

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Call for action on industrially produced TFAs

14 Apr 2015

Today the MEP Heart Group meets in the European Parliament to debate the impact of industrially produced trans fatty...

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Heart Failure Awareness Day

07 May 2014

EHN Press Release on the occasion of European Heart Failure Awareness Day 2014.

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EU Summit on Chronic Diseases

04 Apr 2014

The European Commission organised the first EU Summit on Chronic Diseases in Brussels this week.  Please find...

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A New Tobacco Products Directive for the EU

27 Feb 2014

In the European Parliament plenary vote yesterday, 514 members voted in favour of a new Tobacco Products Directive. ...

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Mixed Victory in the European Parliament Vote on TPD

08 Oct 2013

A joint statement from the European public health and tobacco control community, on the plenary vote on the Tobacco...

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World Heart Day 2013: A heart-healthy environment is an environment free of smoke

20 Sep 2013

EHN’s press release on the occasion of World Heart Day 2013.

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Action on Reducing the Global Burden of CVD

18 Sep 2013

Leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention and control publish a follow up paper applauding action and...

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ENVI shows that it is truly a health committee

10 Jul 2013

The European Heart Network (EHN) congratulates the European Parliament’s Environment Committee and its rapporteur,...

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EU Presidencies’ statement shows firm leadership and commitment on tobacco

27 Jun 2013

Ireland and Lithuania, the outgoing and incoming Presidencies of the Council of the European Union respectively,...

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Death rates from heart disease decline

26 Jun 2013

Death rates from heart disease in the European Union have more than halved in many countries since the early 1980s,...

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Tobacco Products Directive : Council Agrees

21 Jun 2013

Today, 21 June 2013,  the Health Council of Ministers came to an agreement on a general approach on the Tobacco...

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