Juncker and his team of Commissioners were endorsed by the European Parliament yesterday with 423 votes in favour on total of 751 MEPs. Although Juncker initially planned to move medical devices and pharma units from DG SANCO to DG ENTR, finally he confirmed yesterday that those will remain with DG SANCO. Kick-off meeting of all Commissioners with President Juncker will take place on Wednesday 5 November. Congratulations to Juncker for taking up office on time! COCIR call for action is coming at the right time. We do hope the newly elected Commissioners will take our recommendations seriously as those will directly support Juncker’s focus on growth and jobs.
A sense of caution should be raised on the alarming status of the installed base of equipment in Europe, which is getting older than ever. Read More.