The 26th NAT commission meeting will be held on the 12th November 2019 in the building of the European Committee of the regions in Brussels, room JDE 52.
These working documents will be discussed during the meeting:
Can I buy a new pair of glasses abroad? They are cheaper there and the
choice is better.
Can I have my hip replacement abroad? The waiting list in my country is
Can I have an operation abroad? Their technique is safer and has less
These and many similar questions were asked by EU citizens who were
looking for the best care options for themselves and their families. The
European Court of Justice in its jurisprudence systematically ruled in favour,
treating healthcare as any other service at the common market. In 2011, the
first and only European directive in the field of health translated this legal
acquis into the European law and it has now been 6 years that the Directive has
The Committee was consulted on the draft of this law and today, 10 years
later, its members will revisit this legislation to assess how it affected
regions, especially border ones, and how the implementation can be improved to
fully realise the rights of patients across the Union.
This opinion, requested by the European Commission, will draw on the
findings of the CoR RegHub consultation and will translate its results into
Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World's Forests
While in the European Union forests cover has grown over
last decades thanks to afforestation and reforestation programmes and natural
regrowth, we are losing our forests globally at a alarming rate.
A forest equivalent to 1.3millions square kilometres was
lost between 1990 and 2016. This is the equivalent of 800 football fields of
forest lost every hour, every day of the year!
The increasing demands from a growing global population
for food, feed, bioenergy, timber and other commodities are main drivers of
deforestation. According to the European Commission's study, at least 30 percent of global deforestation is linked to crop and livestock products traded and consumed
in the EU. In our increasingly inter-connected and
globalized world, the way we consume at our individual and local scale has an
impact at the other side of the globe.
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