The workshop is exploring how Member States are implementing the GDPR for the protection of personal data in the field of health, in order to identify possible differences and examine how this may affect the cross-border exchange of health data in the EU. It is the first of a three part series of workshops between January and April 2020, which will contribute to a legal study commissioned by the Commission in view of the future establishment of a European Health Data Space.
Croatian Presidency has activated the EU’s Integrated Crisis Response (IPCR) mechanism in relation to corona virus. IPCR provides concrete tools to streamline information sharing, facilitate collaboration and coordinate crisis response at political level.
German health authorities confirmed a case of 2019-nCoV in Bavaria on 27 January. This brings the cases reported in Europe to four. The cases in France had a direct link to Wuhan, China.
As the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus intensifies, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated following a request for assistance from France to provide consular support to EU citizens in Wuhan, China.
EMCDDA Director Alexis Goosdeel was at the European Parliament today, where he presented the findings of the EMCDDA–Europol EU Drug Markets Report 2019 (EDMR 2019) to the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE).
This week marks EMA’s 25th anniversary. Since the Agency’s creation on 26 January 1995, the environment in which EMA operates has undergone fundamental scientific, technological, legislative and social changes. But its mission has remained: bringing the best experts from around the EU together to create an efficient and robust system for the evaluation and supervision of human and veterinary medicines that serves citizens throughout the EU.
Update: the second update has been published.
A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been isolated and considered the causative agent of the cluster of 2026 pneumonia cases in the area of Wuhan, Hubei province in China, as well as 38 imported cases monitored from other countries around the world. Fifty six deaths have been reported among the cases.
The first confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV in Europe are not unexpected. Their identification proves that detection and confirmation of this novel virus is working in France, showing a high level of preparedness to prevent and control further infections.
This briefing aims to provide EMPL Committee Members (and other readers) with an insight into how recent technical innovation and its pace affect the mental well-being of workers. It summarises the findings of the relevant literature and identifies areas requiring further research or data collection.