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Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council: June 2016

Volume 611: debated on Tuesday 14 June 2016

The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council will meet on 16 and 17 June in Luxembourg. The health part of the Council will take place on 17 June in the morning.

The main agenda items will be the adoption of Council conclusions on:

Food products improvement;

The next steps under a one health approach to combat antimicrobial resistance;

Strengthening the balance in the pharmaceutical systems of the European Union and its member states.

Under any other business there will also be:

Information from the Dutch presidency on:

The state of play of negotiations concerning the regulations on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices

Public health conferences that were organised and held by the presidency

Information from the Commission on:

The European fund for strategic investments and the investment plan for Europe

The EU response to Zika

Health systems performance assessment (HSPA)

Proposed new analytical products to support better knowledge and stronger evidence-based policy making, under the banner of the “State of Health in the EU”

Information from the French delegation on the election of the WHO Director-General

Information from the Polish delegation on the European Committee for Standardisation’s (CEN) work programme for 2016 with regards to health-related activities

Information from the Slovak delegation on the priorities for their forthcoming presidency, which will run from July until December 2016.

A draft copy of the latest agenda can be found online at: