Press Archive 
01-03 October 2014, Bad Hofgastein
The European Parliament elections, the elections for the President of the European Commission and the new College of Commissioners in 2014 earmarked an important year for European politics in general and for health policy in Europe in particular. In order to meet visions of a social and prosperous Europe, we need politicians and stakeholders who will champion smart, sustainable and inclusive policies while maintaining strong values such as universality, access to good quality care, equity and solidarity. However, there are concerns about an increased eurosceptic presence in the new European Parliament and what that could entail for health.
The EHFG 2014 reflected on the opportunities and risks for health in light of the outcome of the current European elections, and discussed how to maintain and improve the health of European citizens.