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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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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CJEU upholds the EU Tobacco Products Directive

04 May 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union has today delivered its judgment on the 2014 EU Tobacco Products...

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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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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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