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Parliament in Session. Medical devices: MEPs to approve stricter EU safety requirements

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MEPs debated plans for stricter monitoring and certification procedures to ensure full legal compliance and traceability of medical devices, such as breast or hip implants. MEPs discussed also legislation to tighten up information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices, used for example in pregnancy or DNA testing. Both draft laws have been informally agreed with the Council of Ministers. Post-market surveillance will be strengthened, so that unexpected problems are identified and dealt with faster.

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MEPs are set to react to the Commission’s White Paper on the future of Europe on Wednesday at 15.00, following its presentation by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Parliament’s President Antonio Tajani and Mr Juncker will hold a press conference after the debate, at around 16.30. Parliament set out its vision for the EU future in three resolutions voted by the full House on 16 February 2017.

Before the start of the debate, from around 14.20, a number of Commissioners and Parliament group leaders will hold doorsteps at the protocol entrance on the ground floor of the Paul Henri Spaak building.
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