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European Parliamentary committee adopts report on a European Initiative on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias

Tuesday 30 November 2010

The Environment and Health Committee (ENVI) voted on the European Parliament own initiative report, which has suggestions for improvements to the European Commission Communication on a European initiative on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (COM(2009) 380 final). The Rapporteur for the own initiative report is Maris Mattias (Portugal, GUE/NLG group) who is a member of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance. Alzheimer Europe had been involved in the consultation process submitted amendments to EP own initiative report, a number of which were incorporated into the final document.

 

The report was convincingly adopted by ENVI (48 votes in favour, 0 against and 1 abstention) and it will now go before the plenary session of the European Parliament in January 2011.

 

For further information on the report please see the European Parliament’s website at:

 

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/FindByProcnum.do?lang=2&procnum=INI/2010/2084

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