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EU budget: It is time to invest in a healthy future

The European Council reached a crucial agreement on the budget underlying the COVID-19 recovery and the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) on Tuesday 21 July. However, the proposed €9.4 billion EU4Health Programme,…

Paper on COVID-19, chronic diseases and EU health capacity

This paper outlines recommendations to EU institutions, national governments and relevant groups in Europe concerning the COVID-19 response and recovery plans with regard to chronic diseases. The lessons from this crisis must…

Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan: adding value across disease areas and placing prevention at the heart

European Week Against Cancer Cancer and other chronic diseases are interrelated and share common elements, notably common preventable risk factors. Further, cancer-related complications and co-morbidities represent a…

EU action and capacity in health – learnings from COVID19

ECDA supports the vision advanced by different political groups on strengthening EU health competency and building a “European Union of health”, supported by countries like France. We welcome the announcement of a “new,…

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