The Friends of the Liver group in the European Parliament is a group of MEPs with an interest in liver disease and its underlying causes. The aim of the group is to raise awareness amongst their colleagues and the European Commission of liver disease and to identify and advocate for European Union policies that can help prevent it and improve treatment.
Previously chaired by Stephen Hughes from the UK Labour Party, the group was formed in February 2013 and has been reformed after the election of a new Parliament in 2014. The new co-chairs are Romanian EPP member, Dr Cristian-Silviu Busoi and Dr Biljana Borzan, and S&D group member from Croatia.
Launch of the MEP Friends of the Liver Group
Brussels 27 May 2015 EASL launched the “MEP Friends of the Liver Group” in a seminar hosted by MEP Cristian Buşoi (EPP, RO) and co-organised by EASL and EPHA in the European Parliament.