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Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council

Volume 588: debated on Monday 24 November 2014

The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council will meet on 1 December in Brussels. The Health and Consumer Affairs part of the Council will be in the morning of 1 December.

The main agenda items will be the following:

Medical Devices Directive—The presidency had planned a general approach, but has now decided to have a discussion of a directive and to take stock of the progress made in negotiations.

Council conclusions—The Council will adopt the Council conclusions on: vaccination as an effective tool in public health; patient safety and quality of care, including the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistance; and innovation for the benefit of patients.

Information from the Commission on the European response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

The Latvian delegation will also give information on the priorities for the forthcoming presidency, which will run from January until June 2015.

The Luxembourg delegation will introduce an item under any other business on ‘Admission criteria for homosexuals to blood donations’.