Council encourages member states to boost vaccination against seasonal influenza

The Official Journal of the European Union of December 29 publishes a Council recomendation on seasonal influeza vaccination, which calls member states to develop action plan or policies to boost vaccination against influenza among all the risk groups.

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Madrid will host the launch of European Year for combating Poverty and Social Exclusion

2010 will be the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion - a one-year programme aimed at raising awareness on poverty and social exclusion. It will be implemented in all EU Member States as well as in Iceland and Norway, with a total budget of €17 million (to be complemented by national co-financing), covering activities at European as well at national level.

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