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Regulation on orphan medicines: a target for abuse 14-06-2019

 
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Adressing the market failures in the orphan medicinal products

At the end of 2017, the European Commission launched a joint evaluation of the legislation on paediatric and orphan medicinal products (OMPs). The European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP), welcomes the initiative of evaluating Regulation nº 141/2000 on OMPs and takes this opportunity to raise concerns regarding its implementation.

For an ambitious role of the EU in health 07-05-2019

 
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ESIP position paper on EU health policy

Within its strategic recommendations to EU leaders, the European Commssion stated that the European Union needs to support high-quality, affordable and accessible healthcare. In order to ensure that this is indeed the case, healthcare payers represented by ESIP put forward a position paper on the future health policy of the EU.

Work-life balance: new EU level rights 04-04-2019

 
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Compromise agreement setting out minimum rights for parents and carers

On the 4th of April 2019, the European Parliament approved the text of the compromise agreement for a Directive on Work Life Balance with 490 votes in favour, 82 against and 48 abstentions. This development follows the formal adoption of the compromise trilogue agreement by the Council on February 6th.

 

Mitigating the impact of a no-deal Brexit 28-03-2019

 
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Contigency measures in the field of social security

The prospect of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union without an agreement raises major issues by putting an abrupt end to the freedom of movement of persons and the application of social security coordination rules.