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[EPHA Analysis] The 2013 (European Commission’s) Country Specific Recommendations

On 29 May 2013, the European Commission published its proposals for the 2013 Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) for the third annual cycle. In 2013 there are an increased number of CSRs on poverty, employment, education and care and health services, as well as the new positive individual proposals for some countries regarding key target groups such as youth, children, migrants and Roma. For the first time, in 2012 the Annual Growth Survey (AGS) included a recommendation to reform (...)

Commissioner Dalli resigns amidst OLAF investigation

Commissioner John Dalli announced his resignation as a member of the Commission, with immediate effect. Mr Dalli informed the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso of his decision following an investigation by OLAF, the EU’s antifraud office. OLAF investigated the complaint made in May 2012 by the tobacco producer, Swedish Match who claimed a Maltese entrepreneur made use of his contacts with Mr Dalli for financial gain in return for seeking to influence a (...)

Court of Auditors issues tough criticisims of EU agencies for Conflicts of Interests

In early October, a report by the EU Court of Auditors on conflicts of interests in EU agencies found that they “are not managing conflict of interest situations appropriately”. This follows last years’ decision from the European Parliament to postpone the budgetary discharges for two agencies over management of conflicts of interest. The report audited policies of four agencies - the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), the (...)

EPHA explainer - The European Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC)

The Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (formerly the Public Health Executive Agency) was created to support implementation of EU Public Health Programme (PHP) and its lifetime is planned till 31 December 2015. Its tasks include actions in the field of consumer protection and training for safer food. The Agency provides professional service and works closely with Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO). The EAHC manages relations with some 2200 beneficiaries involved (...)
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