The Netherlands’ propositions for the EU health agenda 2020-2025

The EU needs a healthy population and a healthy workforce, safeguarded from (cross border) health and food safety threats. The Netherlands is convinced that therefore at least the health priorities mentioned below, should be part of the EU health agenda for the next five years. The patient's interest are of pivotal importance in this future agenda and should not be compromised by other interests. The Netherlands considers that in a new European Commission coherent and comprehensive policy-making should be strengthened, while respecting the competence of the member states.