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European Commission's new president puts public health on the agenda

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7204.214 (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:214
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The incoming president of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, is determined to move responsibility for public health higher up the European Union's political agenda. He is also considering the creation of a food safety agency along the lines of the US Food and Drug Administration.

    As Mr Prodi and his colleagues prepare to begin their five year term of office in September, he is restructuring the commission's internal bureaucracy to create a major new department. This will be …

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