Hospital costs are steadily rising, making structural change in the healthcare system a matter of urgency

An alternative vision for Europe’s health policy

Hospital costs are steadily rising, making structural change in the healthcare system a matter of urgency

The Five Star Movement promotes an alternative healthcare system where quality of health services takes priority over economic interests. The main objective of the movement is to reduce wasteful expenses and promote meritocracy through objective, clear and transparent criteria. This would avoid the migration of human and economic resources from the public to the private healthcare sector and reduce political nepotism.

Friday, 03 October 2014 Written by: Piernicola Pedicini Posted in: Latest news, 2014, Newsroom, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, October, Piernicola Pedicini

European Commissioner Designate – UK has no hope of changing Freedom of Movement rules

European Commissioner Designate – UK has no hope of changing Freedom of Movement rules

At the same time as David Cameron was making his keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference placing immigration controls at the very heart of his EU renegotiation strategy, pledging he will "not take no for an answer" on free movement; the European Commissioner in charge of employment and labour mobility was being questioned by UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall today at confirmation hearings at the European Parliament.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 Written by: Paul Nuttall Posted in: Press releases, 2014, Newsroom, Employment and Social Affairs, October, Paul Nuttall

Gaza: "Bombing, destruction, civilian deaths, madness, war; an endless war"

Ignazio Corrao is a co-author of the EU response to Gaza conflict resolution

 Gaza:

The conflict between Israel and Palestine is probably emblematic of the stupidity, senselessness and smallness of the human being, as well as the impotence of the institutions and international organisations of any nature and origin. Ever since I was a child, since I can remember, the message that came constantly from that part of the world for me was one-way: bombing, destruction, civilian deaths, madness, war; an endless war, a war which, like every damn war, knows no winners or losers, but exclusively victims and losers.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 Written by: Ignazio Corrao Posted in: Latest news, 2014, Newsroom, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, September, Ignazio Corrao

Ebola is not only a medical emergency and case for humanitarian assistance, it is also a social and political problem

Ignazio Corrao is a co-author of parliament's resolution on the EU response to the Ebola outbreak

Ebola is not only a medical emergency and case for humanitarian assistance, it is also a social and political problem

Ebola has been declared a public health emergency of international concern. Yet we are in the eighth month of the outbreak and the situation keeps worsening. It is high time to for this humanitarian and security crisis to be solved and EU should play a leading role in the process. The EU response should be three-fold. First of all, it should include coordination with all international partners and particularly the US in the fight against this epidemic. The UN is the most appropriate forum to deal with this crisis and the European commission should speed up its coordination efforts for a joint response.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 Written by: Ignazio Corrao Posted in: Latest news, 2014, Newsroom, Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, September, Ignazio Corrao