Austria’s priorities on health for its upcoming EU presidency

5 July 2018 140 Views
Austria’s priorities on health for its upcoming EU presidency

As Austria just took over the Presidency of the Council of the EU on 1st July 2018, 3 priorities have been already mentioned in the official programme.

  • The European Commission Proposal for a Council Recommendation on Strengthened Cooperation against Vaccine Preventable Diseases: The Austrian Presidency strives for the adoption of this Recommendation.
  •  The EU’s position for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC): The Austrian Presidency will have as a goal to prepare a common EU position on the issues under negotia­tion at the conference.
  • The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) proposal: Austria will continue the work started by the Bulgarian Presidency, with the aim of preparing a progress report.

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