Izjava za javnost

EPP Group wants to double EU spending on cancer research by 2024

Bruselj
, 25.04.2018 - 09:32
Woman with cancer wearing scarf

The EPP Group wants to double EU spending on cancer research by 2024, committing itself to fighting cancer.

The biggest group in the European Parliament will present its position paper on cancer today, committing itself to making the fight against cancer in Europe a priority.

"The EPP Group is committed to doing everything in its power to ensure that nobody dies from cancer in the EU 20 years from now. If we are to effectively win this fight, we have to work together. The EPP Group urges the Member States to join forces. Cooperation in the fields of research, prevention, diagnosis and best care are only a few examples of where the Member States should do better. We have the knowledge, we need to exchange it", said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament.

"The number of children suffering from cancer is relatively low but if a child is affected, it is an even bigger tragedy for the family. Because the figures are relatively low, research can only be done if European Member States contribute together to make up a satisfactory number to do the necessary research. This is why we are setting up the mission 'No child should die from cancer in 20 years from now' and for this purpose we want to invest tenfold more money in research against cancer in children”, said Peter Liese MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the Environment Committee, who worked in paediatrics before entering the European Parliament.

"The real added value of the EU regarding its fight against cancer particularly concerns children, who often face rare cancers. In this area in particular, where research is durable and complex, the EU cannot allow the research to be fragmented", added Françoise Grossetête MEP, Vice-Chairwoman of the EPP Group responsible for Economy and Environment.

"Cancer is not only a medical problem, an issue between patients and doctors. It is also a political and social problem", observed Alojz Peterle MEP, Chairman of the MEPs Against Cancer Group.

The EPP Group now calls on the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Member States to agree to the points listed in the proposed position paper and proceed to action.

Opomba uredniku
Skupina ELS je z 219 člani iz 28 držav članic največja politična skupina v Evropskem parlamentu

Kontakt evropskega poslanca

-
Manfred WEBER
BRU - Phone: +32 (0)2 2845890 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849890
E-pošta: manfred.weber@europarl.europa.eu
-
Peter LIESE
BRU - Phone: +32 (0)2 2845981 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849981
E-pošta: peter.liese@europarl.europa.eu
-
Françoise GROSSETÊTE
BRU - Phone: +32 (0)2 2845952 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849952
E-pošta: francoise.grossetete@europarl.europa.eu
-
Alojz PETERLE
BRU - Phone: +32 (0)2 2845638 Fax: +32 (0)2 2849638
E-pošta: alojz.peterle@europarl.europa.eu

Kontakt tiskovnega urada

Marta Osojnik
Press Relations Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Pesticides, Slovenia
Phone: +32 473 625 868

Zadnje

Step up fight against racism in sport
24.05.2018 - 10:30

Step up fight against racism in sport

Two days of events this week are aimed at raising awareness and fighting racism and anti-Semitism in sport. MEPs and members of the sports world are...
Traffic on multiple lane highway
24.05.2018 - 09:50

Road charges: fair charging for better roads

The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee voted today to phase out Eurovignettes for heavy goods vehicles and vans and for...
Security concept
23.05.2018 - 17:25

Privacy Shield needs to be improved, not abolished

The EU-US Privacy Shield offers legal certainty in free trade and the protection of data; jeopardising it now would be a step back for European...
Zuckerberg testimony requires concrete action, says Weber
23.05.2018 - 15:15

Zuckerberg testimony requires concrete action, says Weber

The meeting between Parliament leaders and Facebook CEO Zuckerberg left many questions unanswered and the need for more concrete action to ensure...

Poudarki tedna

22.05.2018 - 25.05.2018
Riga, Latvia

Discussing the European way of life in Riga

European politicians, academics, policy-makers and opinion-shapers will gather in Riga, Latvia, from 23-25 May at the annual conference of the...
Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg to meet EP leaders

An extraordinary meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will take place on Tuesday in the European Parliament. The...
High angle view of traffic on highway

Road charges: fair charging for better roads

The Transport and Tourism Committee will vote on Thursday morning on the phasing-out of the Eurovignette for heavy duty vehicles and vans....
Elżbieta Łukacijewska MEP