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Date Title
13/11/2017 Making the health arguments heard in climate negotiations - HEAL at COP23
17/05/2017 Medical groups call for climate to be in G20 Health Ministers’ declaration
19/02/2017 The European Commission must fulfil their obligation to reduce pharmaceutical pollution
31/01/2017 HEAL supports letter on environmental taxes to drive a sustainable EU budget
12/01/2017 Vote on EU-Canada deal disappoints health groups
21/10/2016 EU-Canada Trade and Investment Deal Fails its First Democratic Test
26/09/2016 Trade Ministers Discuss Halting or Reforming the US-EU Trade Talks
22/09/2016 Civil society groups call on European governments to reject CETA
14/09/2016 European NGOs call on EU Commission to follow through on their promise to address the problem of pharmaceuticals in the environment
07/07/2016 European Commission crosses Parliament’s red lines on TTIP, say over 65 organisations
02/11/2015 Press statement: Environmental organisations deplore ‘lost year’ for environmental protection
04/02/2015 Malta backs action on environmental pollutants to close gap in cancer prevention
22/10/2014 Joint press release : European Health Community welcomes Juncker’s decision to regulate health for the public good
22/10/2014 Joint press release : European Health Community welcomes Juncker’s decision to regulate health for the public good
22/10/2014 Green10 press statement: Concerns remain over Juncker Commission’s commitment to environment
05/02/2014 Information release: HEAL co-hosting health and environment film screenings and debates
08/10/2013 New Publication on NCDs: Environmental factors one of the main causes of preventable deaths
20/06/2013 HEAL welcomes priority given to “health protection” in the 7th EAP
25/04/2013 HEAL responds to vote on 7th Environment Action Programme
06/03/2013 Winner of “Health and Environment Film Prize” announced
08/02/2013 Beyond disappointment – European lawmakers on the side of automobile industry on traffic noise vote
08/02/2013 European parliament condemns European citizens to noisier cities
08/02/2013 HEAL announces “Health and Environment Film Prize”
13/12/2012 HEAL announces “Health and Environment Film Prize”
03/07/2012 Green 10: Mid-term assessment of the Commission shows poor environmental track record
11/06/2012 HEAL welcomes Environment Ministers’ inclusion of “health protection” in 7th EAP
09/12/2011 Reaction to new EU vehicle noise limits proposal
13/09/2011 EU Health commissioner urged to bring "environment" to UN chronic disease summit
22/06/2011 Health insurance group takes up environmental health
30/03/2011 Traffic noise health impacts second only to air pollution, new WHO report says
21/03/2011 WHO prioritises environmental and occupational cancer risks
25/01/2011 Hundreds of companies and local businesses back a green energy future for Europe
26/11/2010 MEPs to be urged to address "missing link" in fight against cancer
21/10/2010 Four-language push to link pesticide use and cancer prevention
01/07/2010 NGOs urge Commission to come forward with a second EU Environment and Health Action Plan
06/05/2010 Cancer: MEPs urge prevention related to environmental causes
11/03/2010 Competition rewards environmental projects that save children’s lives
11/03/2010 Wedstrijd beloont milieuproject dat levens van kinderen redt Giftig speelgoed, asbest in scholen en vervuild drinkwater
11/03/2010 Les Trophées CEHAPE attribués aux projets environnementaux qui sauvent des vies d’enfants
11/03/2010 Wedstrijd beloont milieuproject dat levens van kinderen redt
08/03/2010 HEAL takes part in ministerial talks on children’s health in Parma
14/01/2010 Cancer-linked pesticides used in schools - New survey
24/06/2009 EU says cancer prevention needs to address environmental factors
10/06/2009 Green groups: European Commission off target
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