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NEWSRush of deals that will require EU approval, but patient groups warn of threat from drug market realignments.

Deals in the pharmaceutical sector worth more than €100 billion are to inject new life into regulatory and lobbying work in the European Union over the coming months.

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Today, 24 April 2014
  • Informal Compet - Council of Ministers
Friday, 25 April 2014
  • Freedom Day (Holiday PT) - National Holiday
  • Anniversary of the Liberation (Holiday IT) - National Holiday
  • Informal Compet - Council of Ministers
    Sunday, 27 April 2014
    • King's Day (Holiday NL) - National Holiday
    • Resistance Day (Holiday SI) - National Holiday
    Monday, 28 April 2014
    • EESC Bureau - European Economic & Social Committee
    • Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Hashoah) - Cultural / Religious / Historical
    • Informal EPSCO (Health) - Council of Ministers
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    Published Thursday, 10 April 2014

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    The financial crisis has put great strains on healthcare systems across the EU.

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    There are huge gaps between member states when it comes to healthcare provision.

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