Following last month decision of the European parliament to create a new permanent subcommittee for public health matters, under the umbrella of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI). The names of the 30 MEPs that will be sitting in this new committee were announced and ratified yesterday by the EP plenary in Strasbourg. The full list is available HERE.
According to its approved mandate, the public health subcommittee will deal with programmes and specific actions in the field of public health, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, health aspects of bioterrorism, the European Medicines Agency, and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The ENVI committee remains responsible for examining and voting on legislative proposals.