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Brain disorders: Preventable, treatable, and manageable

Press | Opinion Articles | 26-04-2021

Brain disorders - neurological and mental alike - are burdensome conditions that do not receive the political attention they deserve. The chronic nature of many brain disorders distorts and limits the perception of urgency associated with these conditions. Low awareness combined with the stigma around brain disorders make it difficult to take coordinated action. Nevertheless, we cannot ignore the increasing number of brain disorders, their impact, and their cost. With only 24 percent of...

Question for written answer E-002193/2021 to the Commission on negotiating and analysing the RRP

Work in Parliament | Questions to the Commission and the Council | 22-04-2021

Question for written answer E-002193/2021 to the Commission Rule 138 José Manuel Fernandes (PPE), Paulo Rangel (PPE), Lídia Pereira (PPE), Maria da Graça Carvalho (PPE), Álvaro Amaro (PPE), Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar (PPE) Subject: Negotiating and analysing the RRP The Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP) is an important instrument to help the Portuguese economy recover from the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. The Portuguese people are looking forward to the final outcome of the RRP nego...

Question for written answer E-001952/2021 to the Commission on Providing equal possibilities for the sequencing of coronavirus genomes in the Member States

Work in Parliament | Questions to the Commission and the Council | 12-04-2021

Parliamentary questions PDF 49k WORD 10k Question for written answer E-001952/2021 to the Commission Rule 138 Liudas Mažylis (PPE), Viola Von Cramon-Taubadel (Verts/ALE), Esther de Lange (PPE), Traian Băsescu (PPE), Juozas Olekas (S&D), Cindy Franssen (PPE), Rasa Juknevičienė (PPE), Olivier Chastel (Renew), Maria Grapini (S&D), Andreas Schieder (S&D), Robert Hajšel (S&D), Magdalena Adamowicz (PPE), Bronis Ropė (Verts/ALE), Sara Cerdas (S&D), Maria da Graça Carvalho (PPE), Maria-Manuel Leitão...

Why blockchain is the best solution for Covid vaccines and tests certification

Press | Opinion Articles | 09-04-2021

The ongoing debate around the pros and cons of COVID-19 vaccines and tests certification, that increased in fervour after the European Commission’s announcement last month that it will commit to the launch of a Digital Green Certificate, has been centred on two major concerns. The first is the possible discrimination against travellers. The second regards issues of authenticity and confidentiality around personal data. On considering the first issue, it’ s worth reflecting on what “di...

Commission begins work on €10 billion in new R&D partnerships

Press | News | 24-02-2021

The European Commission put forward legislation to spend nearly €10 billion on ten big R&D partnerships on health, climate, digital and other fields, as part of its gradual roll-out of the Horizon Europe research programme. The partnerships, linking Commission efforts with other governments and industry, are a central part of EU strategy to harness science and technology to solve global problems while also strengthening European industry – a mix of  pro bono  and pro-Europe policies. Sinc...

Addressing rare diseases in a pandemic

Press | Opinion Articles | 15-02-2021

Rare diseases and Primary Immunodeficiency (PID) in particular are a challenge to health systems and policymakers. Their diversity alone – there are over 250 identified PID disorders - makes it harder to develop effective treatment plans and to engage laboratories in the research and development of adequate pharmaceutical products.  These difficulties increase in health emergencies, such as the one we are experiencing, since most resources are being channelled to address the COVID-19 pa...

EPP calls for a lease of life to the culture and creative industries

Press | Press Releases | 04-02-2021

EPP MEPs from the ITRE and CULT committees met this Wednesday with representatives of the culture and creative industries, in a video hearing, to debate the present and future of these sectors, particularly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of the meeting, the MEPs called for a “lease of life” to these industries, highlighting their importance in Europe. “We know that the effects of the pandemic on the creative industry have been devastating, and this probably is an under...

EPP calls for a lease of life to the culture and creative industries

Work in Parliament | Committees ITRE | 04-02-2021

EPP MEPs from the ITRE and CULT committees met this Wednesday with representatives of the culture and creative industries, in a video hearing, to debate the present and future of these sectors, particularly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of the meeting, the MEPs called for a “lease of life” to these industries, highlighting their importance in Europe. “We know that the effects of the pandemic on the creative industry have been devastating, and this probably is an under...

MEP Heart Group - Lessons learned from COVID19 for Cardiovascular Health: Health Systems Resilience & Digital Transformation

Agenda | 03-02-2021

EU reaches agreement on revamp of EIT legislation

Press | News | 29-01-2021

EU policymakers have reached agreement on changing the legal footings of the EU’s innovation agency, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), giving public-private partnerships more control over their own budgets. The deal also sets EIT’s priorities for the next seven years. “Together we make the EIT stronger [and] give it the means to develop its full potential,” tweeted EU research commissioner, Mariya Gabriel. After a year and a half of talks, EIT emerges with a budget ...

Para liderar é preciso saber ouvir

Press | Opinion Articles | 27-01-2021

No final do Conselho de Ministros de 21 de janeiro, o primeiro-ministro fez uma afirmação preocupante, que passou despercebida no meio do turbilhão noticioso em torno das eleições presidenciais. Disse António Costa, questionado por um jornalista sobre o eventual arrependimento de não ter fechado as escolas mais cedo, que: "Nós adotamos as medidas em função dos dados que existem, não dos dados que existiram nem dos dados que imaginamos que venham a existir." O primeiro-ministro referiu de...

Maria da Graça Carvalho debateu os desafios da presidência portuguesa da UE em palestra organizada pelo Rotary Club de Setúbal

Work in Portugal | Other Activities | 21-01-2021

A implementação eficiente da campanha de vacinação contra a Covid-19 em todos os Estados membros é o maior desafio da presidência portuguesa do Conselho da União Europeia, considerou Maria da Graça Carvalho numa palestra dedicada ao tema, organizada esta quinta-feira à noite pelo Rotary Club de Setúbal. A eurodeputada notou que a presidência da Alemanha, que antecedeu Portugal, deixou grande parte do trabalho feito e dos grandes dossiês fechados, dando o exemplo da compra conjunta das vacinas...

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