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European Commission International Journal of Integrated Care – Vol. 1, 1 September 2001 – ISSN 1568-4156 – http://www.ijic.org/ Under the Treaties, the European Commission has no cannot be undertaken at Community level. In compar- mandate to carry out actions in the fields of health ison to the previous Treaty, much more can be under- treatment or care. These remain the responsibility of taken at Community level, reflecting the evolving the member states. This applies also to the question consensus on the importance of Community actions in of integrated care. However, there are a number of this field. These actions are of a different nature to activities of the European Commission that are of rel- those of the World Health Organisation, but they may evance to integrated care. be mutually supportive. In this respect, the two organ- isations agreed to consolidate and intensify their co- Each year the European Commission sets out the operation by means of an exchange of letters and measures it intends to implement, and 2001 is no the signing in the year 2000 of a memorandum of exception. These measures cover a very wide range understanding. of activities for which the Commission has responsi- bility under the Treaties. Some of these deal with Much of the work of the European Commission in the health matters directly, and are based on the public health field has centred in recent years on eight main health articles of the EC Treaty, whereas others deal areas of activity that have been the subject of action indirectly with health and are based on other parts of programmes. Six of these have been primarily disease the Treaty such as the internal market or agriculture related and covered cancer, communicable diseases, articles. drug dependence, pollution-related diseases, rare dis- eases, as well as accidents and injuries; two have As regards the proposed Directive on the high stan- been more general in nature and covered health pro- dards of quality and safety of tissues and cells, the motion and health monitoring. Council is expected to adopt a Common Position on the proposed Directive setting high standards for the These programmes have provided support to actions safety of blood and blood products. intended to improve health at European Community level in these different areas. In order to continue to See http:yyeuropa.eu.intycommyhealthy index_en.htm. provide such support and to respond to the challenges and opportunities afforded by the new Treaty, the The Commission is also set to make Recommenda- Commission put forward in May 2000 a proposal for a tions on Cancer Screening as well as on European European Parliament and Council Decision on a pro- Dietary Guidelines. gramme of Community action in the field of public Earlier this year the Commission put forward a new health. This programme is currently the subject of dis- initiative for a proposal for a Directive on the advertis- cussion by the Community Institutions with a view to ing and sponsorship of tobacco products. This is its adoption in the near future. Once adopted, this new intended to replace the Directive that was annulled by programme is expected to set out the main actions to the Court of Justice. Depending on the progress made be undertaken at Community level over the next six by the European Parliament, the Health Council of 15 years. November 2001 hopes to adopt a political agreement Under the Swedish Presidency, agreement was andyor Common Position on this proposal. reached on 27 February 2001 between the European See http:yyeuropa.eu.intycommydgsyhealth_ Parliament and the Council on a Commissions pro- consumerylibraryypressypress144_en.html posal for a Directive on the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products. This recasts two previ- The Commission is also intending to put forward in ous Directives on the tar yields of cigarettes and the 2001 some measures that have been carried over labelling of tobacco products, including the prohibition from previous years. These include an amendment to of certain types of tobacco for oral use, and updates Council Directive 92y117 to prevent outbreaks of food and supplements those provisions in the light of expe- borne infections and intoxication, and Recommenda- rience and scientific developments. It will enter into tions on the prudent use of anti-microbials in human force on September 30th 2002. therapy, as well as the prevention and reduction of risks associated with drug dependence. The June 2001 Health Council adopted the common position on the new health programme and this is now These various measures are to be based on the main being considered by the European Parliament in its public health article in the EC Treaty, namely Article 152. This Article sets out in broad terms what can and second reading. The Commission hopes that this 1 International Journal of Integrated Care – Vol. 1, 1 September 2001 – ISSN 1568-4156 – http://www.ijic.org/ action programme on public health will be adopted Further information on the European Union’s activities under the Belgian Presidency in the second half of this is available on: http:yyeuropa.eu.int year, as this is the cornerstone of its future approach to public health determinants. Bill Hunter http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Integrated Care Unpaywall

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International Journal of Integrated Care – Vol. 1, 1 September 2001 – ISSN 1568-4156 – http://www.ijic.org/ Under the Treaties, the European Commission has no cannot be undertaken at Community level. In compar- mandate to carry out actions in the fields of health ison to the previous Treaty, much more can be under- treatment or care. These remain the responsibility of taken at Community level, reflecting the evolving the member states. This applies also to the question consensus on the importance of Community actions in of integrated care. However, there are a number of this field. These actions are of a different nature to activities of the European Commission that are of rel- those of the World Health Organisation, but they may evance to integrated care. be mutually supportive. In this respect, the two organ- isations agreed to consolidate and intensify their co- Each year the European Commission sets out the operation by means of an exchange of letters and measures it intends to implement, and 2001 is no the signing in the year 2000 of a memorandum of exception. These measures cover a very wide range understanding. of activities for which the Commission has responsi- bility under the Treaties. Some of these deal with Much of the work of the European Commission in the health matters directly, and are based on the public health field has centred in recent years on eight main health articles of the EC Treaty, whereas others deal areas of activity that have been the subject of action indirectly with health and are based on other parts of programmes. Six of these have been primarily disease the Treaty such as the internal market or agriculture related and covered cancer, communicable diseases, articles. drug dependence, pollution-related diseases, rare dis- eases, as well as accidents and injuries; two have As regards the proposed Directive on the high stan- been more general in nature and covered health pro- dards of quality and safety of tissues and cells, the motion and health monitoring. Council is expected to adopt a Common Position on the proposed Directive setting high standards for the These programmes have provided support to actions safety of blood and blood products. intended to improve health at European Community level in these different areas. In order to continue to See http:yyeuropa.eu.intycommyhealthy index_en.htm. provide such support and to respond to the challenges and opportunities afforded by the new Treaty, the The Commission is also set to make Recommenda- Commission put forward in May 2000 a proposal for a tions on Cancer Screening as well as on European European Parliament and Council Decision on a pro- Dietary Guidelines. gramme of Community action in the field of public Earlier this year the Commission put forward a new health. This programme is currently the subject of dis- initiative for a proposal for a Directive on the advertis- cussion by the Community Institutions with a view to ing and sponsorship of tobacco products. This is its adoption in the near future. Once adopted, this new intended to replace the Directive that was annulled by programme is expected to set out the main actions to the Court of Justice. Depending on the progress made be undertaken at Community level over the next six by the European Parliament, the Health Council of 15 years. November 2001 hopes to adopt a political agreement Under the Swedish Presidency, agreement was andyor Common Position on this proposal. reached on 27 February 2001 between the European See http:yyeuropa.eu.intycommydgsyhealth_ Parliament and the Council on a Commissions pro- consumerylibraryypressypress144_en.html posal for a Directive on the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products. This recasts two previ- The Commission is also intending to put forward in ous Directives on the tar yields of cigarettes and the 2001 some measures that have been carried over labelling of tobacco products, including the prohibition from previous years. These include an amendment to of certain types of tobacco for oral use, and updates Council Directive 92y117 to prevent outbreaks of food and supplements those provisions in the light of expe- borne infections and intoxication, and Recommenda- rience and scientific developments. It will enter into tions on the prudent use of anti-microbials in human force on September 30th 2002. therapy, as well as the prevention and reduction of risks associated with drug dependence. The June 2001 Health Council adopted the common position on the new health programme and this is now These various measures are to be based on the main being considered by the European Parliament in its public health article in the EC Treaty, namely Article 152. This Article sets out in broad terms what can and second reading. The Commission hopes that this 1 International Journal of Integrated Care – Vol. 1, 1 September 2001 – ISSN 1568-4156 – http://www.ijic.org/ action programme on public health will be adopted Further information on the European Union’s activities under the Belgian Presidency in the second half of this is available on: http:yyeuropa.eu.int year, as this is the cornerstone of its future approach to public health determinants. Bill Hunter

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