News tagged with european union
(AP)—South African officials say they have detected bird flu on an ostrich farm but that it is unrelated to the strain that has killed eight people in China.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Medical marijuana legally went on sale Tuesday in pharmacies across the Czech Republic for patients suffering from cancer, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis or psoriasis.
Medications Apr 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The European Union has given the green light for the sale of a medication that will help quench the urge for alcoholics to drink, the companies behind the new treatment said Thursday.
Addiction Feb 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—Officials in Oslo say that processed food products have been recalled from stores in Norway after warnings from the European Union that they may contain horsemeat.
Health Feb 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A Caribbean trade bloc says it has merged five different health research agencies into a single office that has already attracted nearly $10 million in aid.
Health Dec 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Alcohol abuse is responsible for around a quarter of the 30,000 people who die in road accidents across the European Union every year, the bloc's drugs agency said in a report published on Friday.
Health Dec 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
German drug maker Bayer said on Wednesday that European Union authorities had given the go-ahead for a new contraceptive which can prevent pregnancies for up to three years.
Medications Dec 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
European regulators have approved a crucial new anticlotting drug, Eliquis, for preventing strokes and dangerous clots in the circulatory system.
Medications Nov 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(AP)—A Dutch academic hospital is taking the lead in a major international investigation into the illegal trafficking in human organs for transplants.
Other Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Authorities say a single batch of deep-frozen strawberries appears to have been behind an outbreak of gastroenteritis in eastern Germany that hit more than 11,000 people, mostly children at schools and day-care centers.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Advisers to European Union regulators have recommended approval of a new anti-clotting drug for use by adults with a common irregular heart rhythm that boosts risk of strokes or blood clots, drugmakers Bristol-Myers ...
Medications Sep 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Cancer and chronic disease account for almost half of gradual deaths in European Union countries, suggests research published online in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.
Health Sep 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
European Union regulators have given Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis a green light to market its drug Signifor as a treatment for Cushing's disease, the company said Wednesday.
Medications Apr 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The HLY (Healthy Life Years) indicates how long people can expect to live without disability. It has been computed annually for each Member State of the European Union since 2005. These figures are released ...
Health Apr 19, 2012 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Feeling the pain of a heart attack could actually help the heart minimise damage, say academics in the University of Bristol's School of Clinical Sciences.
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The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of 27 member states, located primarily in Europe. Committed to regional integration, the EU was established by the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993 upon the foundations of the pre-existing European Economic Community. With almost 500 million citizens, the EU combined generates an estimated 30% share (US$18.4 trillion in 2008) of the nominal gross world product.
The EU has developed a single market through a standardised system of laws which apply in all member states, ensuring the freedom of movement of people, goods, services and capital. It maintains common policies on trade, agriculture, fisheries and regional development. A common currency, the euro, has been adopted by sixteen member states that are thus known as the Eurozone. The EU has developed a limited role in foreign policy, having representation at the WTO, G8 summits, and at the UN. It enacts legislation in justice and home affairs, including the abolition of passport controls between many member states which form part of the Schengen Area. Twenty-one EU countries are also members of NATO.
An international organisation sui generis, the EU operates through a hybrid system of supranationalism and intergovernmentalism. In certain areas, it depends upon agreement between the member states; in others, supranational bodies are able to make decisions without unanimity. Important institutions and bodies of the EU include the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Council, the European Court of Justice, and the European Central Bank. The European Parliament is elected every five years by member states' citizens, to whom the citizenship of the European Union is guaranteed.
The EU traces its origins to the European Coal and Steel Community formed among six countries in 1951 and the Treaty of Rome in 1957. Since then the union has grown in size through the accession of new countries, and new policy areas have been added to the remit of the EU's institutions.
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