Open letter to European Commission President Juncker

By EASL June 15,2015

The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) is a coalition of 11 European health organisations sharing the same interests in combating preventable chronic diseases through European policies that impact health. ECDA represents millions of chronic disease patients and over 200 000 health professionals; and its mission is to provide leadership and policy recommendations based on contemporary evidence.

At the recent European Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF) meeting, Commissioner Andriukaitis publicly announced that the European Commission has chosen not to present a new, dedicated, EU alcohol strategy.

In the circumstances, EASL has co-signed with 11 other members of the European Chronic Disease Alliance an open letter to EU Commission President Juncker calling for immediate action on chronic disease. In this letter, ECDA request a meeting to discuss the new EU approach on chronic diseases and to identify concrete steps to improve Europe's health.

Download the Open Letter