Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council

Health written statement – made on 5th December 2013.

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Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council will meet on 9-10 December in Brussels. The Health and Consumer Affairs part of the Council will be on 10 December.

The main agenda items will be the following:

Medical devices regulations (where the presidency will report progress on negotiations and ask for an exchange of views); and adoption of Council conclusions on reflection process on modern, responsive and sustainable health systems.

Under any other business, the presidency will provide information on the tobacco products directive, the clinical trials directive and the regulation on fees payable to the EMA for pharmacovigilance activities. The Commission will provide information on the transposition of the cross- border healthcare directive information and the joint procurement agreement on medical countermeasures. The Italian delegation will raise UK front of pack (FoP) nutrition labelling.

The Greek delegation will also give information on the priorities for their forthcoming presidency, which will run from January until July 2014.