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Current EAMBES Governance and the past Executives of EAMBES.
As part of the ongoing effort to chart and shape the evolving landscape of future and emerging technologies, the EC published a public consultation to identify promising and potentially game-changing directions for future technological research. For the occasion EAMBES produced and submitted a document with the collaboration of the Policy Affairs working group.
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Dr. Tonio Borg became Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy on 30 November 2012, replacing John Dalli. This appointment comes after the official approval of Member States’ representatives, on 28 November 2012, and the European Parliament’s support on 21 November 2012.
On 16 November 2012, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), together with the European Commission published a new report entitled “Health at a Glance: Europe 2012” which shows a marked decline in health spending by Member States.
On 26 October 2012, Health Counselor at the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the EU, Eugene Lennon, delivered a speech at the British Chamber of Commerce in Brussels, on the priorities of the Irish Presidency on health, consumer and social affairs policy.
The European Commission has opened calls for applications for a new “multisectoral and independent expert panel to provide advice on effective ways of investing in health”.
As usual during this time of the year EAMBES will soon open the membership campaign for 2013 in which the Alliance will ask for the support of its members in paying their annual membership fee.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on “Directions for Future and Emerging Technologies Research”. The aim of the consultation is to get ideas from stakeholders on “game-changing” directions for future research in Horizon 2020.
On 4 October 2012, the Council for Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs reached an informal agreement on the proposal to amend Directive 2004/40/EC1 on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields) (COM (2012) 15)
The European Commission has published its final work programme for 2013. The work programme contains the envisaged activities of the Commission for the next year.
The EU is currently reviewing the legislation on Medical Devices and published on 26 September 2012 two proposals for Regulation: one on Medical Devices and the other on In-Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. Following the European legislative process, these two proposals are now under discussion at the European Parliament and at the Council of Ministers of the EU.