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Thursday, 27 April 2006 - Brussels Final edition
Diabetes
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Declaration of the European Parliament on diabetes

The European Parliament ,

–   having regard to Rule 116 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.   whereas diabetes is a serious chronic and progressive condition affecting over 25 million people in the EU, with an expected increase of 16% by 2025,

B.   whereas the serious and costly complications of diabetes include cardiovascular disease and stroke, kidney failure, amputations and blindness,

C.   whereas there are some 60 000 000 people in Europe at risk of developing pre-diabetes,

D.   whereas an EU diabetes strategy would help contain public health expenditure in EU Member States, bearing in mind that diabetes complications represent 5% to 10% of total healthcare spending,

E.   whereas the merit of a coordinated EU approach has been demonstrated by the Council Recommendation of 2 December 2003 on cancer screening(1) ,

F.   whereas the Austrian EU Presidency (2006) is prioritising Type 2 diabetes,

1.  Welcomes the Presidency's initiative on diabetes;

2.  Calls on the Commission and Council to:

   prioritise diabetes in the EU's new health strategy as a major disease representing a significant burden across the EU;
   encourage Member States to establish national diabetes plans;
   develop an EU diabetes strategy and draft a Council Recommendation for Diabetes Prevention, Diagnosis and Control;
   develop a strategy to encourage the consumption and production of healthy food;

3.  Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the Council and the Commission.

List of signatories

Adamou, Agnoletto, Allister, Andersson, Andrejevs, Andria, Andrikienė, Antoniozzi, Arnaoutakis, Ashworth, Atkins, Attard-Montalto, Attwooll, Aubert, Audy, Auken, Ayala Sender, Aylward, Ayuso González, Bachelot-Narquin, Barón Crespo, Barsi-Pataky, Battilocchio, Beazley, Becsey, Belet, Belohorská, van den Berg, Berger, Berlinguer, Berman, Birutis, Blokland, Bösch, Bonde, Bourzai, Bowis, Bowles, Bozkurt, Bradbourn, Braghetto, Brejc, Brepoels, Brie, Brok, Budreikaitė, van Buitenen, Buitenweg, van den Burg, Bushill-Matthews, Busk, Busquin, Busuttil, Buzek, Cabrnoch, Calabuig Rull, Callanan, Camre, Capoulas Santos, Carlotti, Casa, Casaca, Cashman, Cavada, Chatzimarkakis, Chichester, Christensen, Coelho, Corbett, Corbey, Cornillet, Correia, Coveney, Cramer, Crowley, Czarnecki R., Daul, Davies, de Brún, Dehaene, De Keyser, Demetriou, Deprez, De Sarnez, Descamps, Dess, De Vits, Dičkutė, Didžiokas, Dillen, Dimitrakopoulos, Dionisi, Di Pietro, Dombrovskis, Douay, Dover, Doyle, Drčar Murko, Duka-Zólyomi, Ebner, Ek, El Khadraoui, Elles, Esteves, Estrela, Ettl, Evans Jillian, Evans Jonathan, Evans Robert, Fernandes, Ferreira A., Ferreira E., Figueiredo, Fjellner, Flasarová, Foglietta, Foltyn-Kubicka, Fontaine, Ford, Freitas, Gál, Gaľa, García-Margallo y Marfil, García Pérez, Garriga Polledo, Gaubert, Gauzès, Gentvilas, Geremek, Geringer de Oedenberg, Giertych, Gill, Gklavakis, Golik, Gollnisch, Gomes, Gomolka, Grabowska, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Grech, Gröner, de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Grosch, Grossetête, Gruber, Guardans Cambó, Guellec, Guerreiro, Guidoni, Gurmai, Hall, Harbour, Harkin, Hasse Ferreira, Hassi, Hatzidakis, Haug, Heaton-Harris, Hedh, Hedkvist Petersen, Henin, Hennicot-Schoepges, Herczog, Herranz García, Higgins, Honeyball, Hoppenstedt, Horáček, Howitt, Hudacký, Hudghton, Hughes, Isler Béguin, Itälä, Jäätteenmäki, Jałowiecki, Janowski, Járóka, Jarzembowski, Jeggle, Jensen, Jørgensen, Jonckheer, Jordan Cizelj, Juknevičienė, Kacin, Kaczmarek, Kallenbach, Karas, Karatzaferis, Karim, Kasoulides, Kaufmann, Kauppi, Kinnock, Kirkhope, Klass, Klich, Koch, Kohlíček, Korhola, Kósáné Kovács, Krasts, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Kristensen, Kristovskis, Krupa, Kułakowski, Kušķis, Kusstatscher, Lamassoure, Lambert, Landsbergis, Lang, Langendries, Laperrouze, La Russa, Lavarra, Lehne, Le Pen J.-M., Le Rachinel, Lewandowski, Libicki, Lienemann, Liese, Lipietz, Locatelli, López-Istúriz White, Louis, Lucas, Ludford, Lulling, Lynne, Maat, Maaten, McAvan, McGuinness, Madeira, Malmström, Manders, Markov, Marques, Martin D., Martinez, Masiel, Masip Hidalgo, Maštálka, Mastenbroek, Mathieu, Matsakis, Matsis, Matsouka, Mavrommatis, Meijer, Méndez de Vigo, Menéndez del Valle, Mikolášik, Mitchell, Montoro Romero, Moraes, Morgan, Morgantini, Morillon, Musacchio, Muscardini, Muscat, Myller, Napoletano, Navarro, Newton-Dunn, Nicholson, van Nistelrooij, Novak, Obiols i Germà, Özdemir, Olajos, Olbrycht, O'Neachtain, Oomen-Ruijten, Oviir, Paasilinna, Pack, Paleckis, Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Parish, Pavilionis, Peterle, Pflüger, Pīks, Pinheiro, Pinior, Piotrowski, Pittella, Pleštinská, Polfer, Pomés Ruiz, Portas, Posdorf, Prodi, Purvis, Queiró, Rack, Ransdorf, Rasmussen, Reul, Ribeiro e Castro, Ries, Riis-Jørgensen, Rivera, Rizzo, Rocard, Rogalski, Roithová, Romagnoli, Romeva i Rueda, Roszkowski, Roth-Behrendt, Rouček, Rübig, Rühle, Rutowicz, Sacconi, Saïfi, Sakalas, Salinas García, Salvini, Samaras, Samuelsen, Sánchez Presedo, dos Santos, Sartori, Savi, Scheele, Schierhuber, Schlyter, Schmidt, Schmitt, Schnellhardt, Schwab, Seeber, Seeberg, Segelström, Seppänen, Sifunakis, Silva Peneda, Sinnott, Skinner, Škottová, Smith, Sommer, Sonik, Sornosa Martínez, Staes, Staniszewska, Starkevičiūtė, Šťastný, Stauner, Sterckx, Stevenson, Strož, Stubb, Sturdy, Sudre, Sumberg, Surján, Svensson, Swoboda, Szymański, Tajani, Takkula, Tannock, Tarabella, Tarand, Thomsen, Thyssen, Titley, Toia, Tomczak, Toubon, Trakatellis, Triantaphyllides, Turmes, Tzampazi, Ulmer, Vaidere, Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, Vanhecke, Van Hecke, Van Lancker, Van Orden, Varvitsiotis, Vatanen, Vaugrenard, Verges, Vergnaud, de Villiers, Vincenzi, Vlasák, Vlasto, Voggenhuber, Wagenknecht, Watson, Weber H., Weber M., Westlund, Wiersma, Wijkman, Willmott, Wojciechowski B., Wojciechowski J., Wortmann-Kool, Wynn, Zaleski, Zani, Zapałowski, Zappala', Zatloukal, Ždanoka, Zieleniec, Zīle, Zvěřina, Zwiefka

(1) OJ L 327, 16.12.2003, p. 34.

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