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Date Title
17/04/2018 HEAL encourages an ambitious Austrian presidency for health and the environment
16/11/2017 HEAL urges MEPs to support measures that promote health in EED vote
29/03/2017 Joint letter on the Type Approval Framework Regulation
29/03/2017 Joint letter on the Type Approval Framework Regulation
24/03/2017 The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive
13/02/2017 Open letter to Commission President: Improved EU decision-making in the area of health and consumer protection
10/01/2017 Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals — One more way CETA endangers public health and the environment
31/08/2016 Leading environmental NGOs urge top EU decision-makers to prioritize people’s health and the environment during Bratislava Informal Summit
07/07/2016 European Commission crosses Parliament’s red lines on TTIP, say over 65 organisations in open letter
01/07/2016 Green10 Letter State of the European Union after Brexit: time for a new direction
25/04/2016 Call to exclude the ‘Good Regulatory Practices’ chapter from TTIP
26/01/2016 Call on EP to reject real-world driving emissions proposal
09/11/2015 Joint letter: Dieselgate - EU action to protect citizens from air pollution and the manipulative and fraudulent behaviour of carmakers
03/03/2015 Joint letter: For a TTIP resolution that puts people, the environment and democracy before short-term
21/02/2013 Open letter on EU research funding for 2014-2020
27/06/2012 Green 10 letter: Green Stimulus Measures needed to Exit Crisis, warn leading environmental groups
14/04/2012 Joint NGO letter: Turning promises into action: achieving the 20% by 2020 energy savings target
12/04/2012 Joint NGO letter on the 7th EAP to EU environment ministers
28/02/2012 Open letter: ENVI vote on draft report Leinen on 7 EAP – strengthen health and environment concerns to members of the ENVI committee
13/09/2011 To: EU Health Commissioner, John Dalli; and
President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso;
European Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Potocnik;
Members of the European Parliament;
WHO focal points for environment and health
Re: United Nations High-level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), 19-20 September 2011
30/06/2011 To: Jose Barroso, President of the European Commission
Re: Public Research should benefit Society, not Big Business
13/06/2011 To: Commissioner Dalli.
Re: EU Commission priority for pesticide reduction and better guidance for EU Member States implementation of National Action Plans
19/01/2011 To: MEPs.
Re: MEPs called upon to protect EU transparency
01/09/2010 To: President Barroso
Re: EU should support the stricter IMO regulation of the sulphur content in marine fuels in European ECAs
29/03/2010 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Please ensure the recognition of the role of environmental and occupational factors in cancer and the primary prevention of cancer
20/01/2010 To: The European Commission
Re: The Commission consultation on the Green Paper on a European Citizens’ Initiative
22/12/2009 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Issue for Commission Designate Hearings - Weakening of DG Environment
18/12/2007 To: EU Environment & Health Ministers
Re: Council Conclusions on the Mid Term Review of the EU Environment and Health Action Plan 2004-2010
18/12/2007 To: EU Environment & Health Ministers
Re: Council Conclusions on the Mid Term Review of the EU Environment and Health Action Plan 2004-2010
19/06/2006 To: Commissioner Dimas
Re: Concerns about the current status and future challenges in implementing the EU Action Plan on Environment and Health
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