Just one in three workers in the EU whose daily activities are severely or somewhat limited by a chronic disease report that their workplace has been adapted to accommodate their health problem. This means that most workers in Europe with a limiting health condition are not being supported in terms of workplace adaptation.
Update: the main results are now available.
The Council, in an EU27 format, was informed by the EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier about the state of play on Brexit, as intensified negotiations with the UK negotiators take place to try to reach an agreement ahead of the European Council (Article 50) on 17 October 2019.
A report published by EMA shows that European countries continue to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals. The overall sales of veterinary antibiotics across Europe dropped by more than 32% between 2011 and 2017. In particular, two of the critically important classes of antibiotics for human medicine were used less in animals: sales of polymyxins plummeted by 66% and sales of 3rd- and 4th-generation cephalosporins decreased by more than 20%. These classes include antibiotics used to treat serious infections in humans caused by bacteria resistant to most treatments.
The findings of the report confirm the downward trend seen over the last few years and show that EU guidance and national campaigns promoting prudent use of antibiotics in animals to fight antimicrobial resistance are having a positive effect.
An EU-funded project is developing in-water and satellite-based digital monitoring systems that can detect threats to Europe’s drinking water supplies, improve water management and guard against dangerous water quality.
This Forum will focus on four themes: air quality and health; air quality and energy; air quality and agriculture; and clean air funding mechanisms. It will bring together decision-makers, stakeholders and experts on the above topics in a two-day conference to reflect on the development and implementation of effective European, national and local air policies, projects and programmes.
The 26th NAT commission meeting will be held on the 12th November 2019 in the building of the European Committee of the regions in Brussels, room JDE 52.
Cross-border health care and Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests will be the main topics.
Decoding how the human egg matures and how this process can go wrong could lead to ways of preventing genetic errors leading to infertility, birth defects or pregnancy loss.