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Thursday, 29 March 2007 - Brussels Final edition
Hepatitis C
P6_TA(2007)0102P6_DCL(2006)0087

Declaration of the European Parliament on hepatitis C

The European Parliament ,

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

A.   whereas 12 million persons in Europe are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV),

B.   whereas HCV is an urgent issue, being a disease which attacks the liver and leads to chronic hepatitis C causing cirrhosis, liver failure or liver cancer, thus increasing the need for transplantation,

C.   whereas as a 'silent killer' and 'sniper' disease, HCV is often not detected so that many patients remain undiagnosed while the diagnosed patients frequently suffer from stigmatisation,

1.  Calls on the Commission and Council to:

   recognise hepatitis C as an urgent public health issue and identify priority actions in programmes of future Council presidencies;
   adopt a Council recommendation on hepatitis C screening, ensuring early diagnosis and wider access to treatment and care;
   respond to the recommendations of its resolution of 6 July 2006 on protecting European healthcare workers from blood-borne infections due to needlestick injuries(1) ;
   facilitate further research on treatment for hepatitis C patients co-infected with HIV and/or hepatitis B under the 7th Research Framework Programme;

2.  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, Aita, Albertini, Ali, Allister, Alvaro, Anastase, Andersson, Andrejevs, Andria, Angelilli, Antoniozzi, Arif, Arnaoutakis, Athanasiu, Attwooll, Audy, Ayala Sender, Aylward, Ayuso González, Badía i Cutchet, Bărbuleţiu, Barón Crespo, Barsi-Pataky, Battilocchio, Bauer, Beaupuy, Beazley, Beglitis, Belet, Belohorská, Bennahmias, van den Berg, Berlato, Berlinguer, Birutis, Bliznashki, Bösch, Bonde, Bono, Bonsignore, Bourlanges, Bourzai, Bowis, Bowles, Bozkurt, Braghetto, Brepoels, Breyer, Brie, Brok, van Buitenen,Bulfon, Bullmann, van den Burg, Buruiană Aprodu, Bushill-Matthews, Busk, Busquin, Buzek, Cabrnoch, Calabuig Rull, Camre, Cappato,Carlotti, Carnero González, Carollo, Cashman, Casini, Castex, Castiglione, del Castillo Vera, Catania, Cavada, Cercas, Chatzimarkakis, Chervenyakov, Chmielewski, Christensen, Christova, Chruszcz, Ciornei,Cocilovo, Coelho, Corbett, Corbey, Cornillet, Correia, Costa, Cottigny, Coveney, Creţu G., Crowley, Czarnecki M., Daul, Davies, de Brún, Degutis, Dehaene, Demetriou,Deprez, De Rossa, Descamps, Dess, Deva, De Veyrac, De Vits, Díaz De Mera García Consuegra, Dičkutė, Didžiokas, Díez González, Dimitrov K., Dimitrov M., Dimitrov P., Dîncu, Dobolyi, Doorn, Douay, Dover, Doyle, Drčar Murko, Duka-Zólyomi, Ek, El Khadraoui, Estrela, Ettl, Evans Jillian, Evans Jonathan, Evans Robert, Falbr, Fatuzzo, Fava, Ferber, Ferreira A., Ferreira E., Figueiredo, Flasarová, Foglietta, Foltyn-Kubicka, Fontaine, Ford, Fraga Estévez, Frassoni, Friedrich, Gahler, Gál, Gaľa, Ganţ, García-Margallo y Marfil, García Pérez, Garriga Polledo, Gaubert, Gauzès, Gawronski, Gentvilas, Geremek, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gibault, Giertych, Gill, Gklavakis, Gollnisch, Gomes, Gomolka, Gottardi,Grabowska, Grabowski, Graça Moura, de Grandes Pascual, Griesbeck, de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Grossetête, Gruber, Guardans Cambó, Guellec, Guerreiro, Guidoni, Gutiérrez-Cortines, Hall, Hamon, Handzlik, Harbour, Harms, Hassi, Hellvig, Henin, Hennicot-Schoepges, Hennis-Plasschaert, Herczog, Herranz García, Holm, Hoppenstedt, Hudacký, Hudghton, Hughes, Husmenova, Iacob Ridzi, Ilchev, Isler Béguin, Jackson, Jäätteenmäki, Janowski, Joan i Marí, Jordan Cizelj, Kaczmarek, Karas, Karim, Kaufmann, Kazak, Kelemen, Kinnock, Kirilov, Klamt, Klinz, Koch, Kohlíček, Konrad, Kónya-Hamar, Kósáné Kovács, Krahmer, Krasts, Kristovskis, Kudrycka, Kusstatscher, Kużmiuk, Lagendijk, Laignel, Lamassoure, Lambert, Lambsdorff, Lang, Langendries, Laperrouze, La Russa, Lauk, Lavarra, Lechner, Lehne, Leichtfried, Le Pen J.-M., Le Pen M., Le Rachinel, Lévai, Lewandowski, Libicki, Lichtenberger, Lienemann, Liese, Liotard, Lipietz, Locatelli, López-Istúriz White, Losco,Lucas, Ludford, Lynne, Lyubcheva,Maaten, McAvan, McDonald, McGuinness, Madeira, Manders, Mann T., Mantovani, Marinescu, Martin D., Martin H.-P., Masiel, Mastenbroek, Mathieu, Mato Adrover, Matsouka, Mauro, Mayer, Meijer, Méndez de Vigo, Menéndez del Valle, Meyer Pleite, Miguélez Ramos, Mihalache, Mikolášik, Millán Mon, Mitchell, Mölzer, Moisuc, Moreno Sánchez, Morgan, Morgantini, Morillon, Mulder, Musacchio, Muscardini, Musotto, Musumeci, Napoletano, Navarro, Newton-Dunn, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Nicholson, Niebler, van Nistelrooij,Novak, Occhetto,Öger, Özdemir, Olajos, Olbrycht, Ó'Neachtain, Onesta, Oomen-Ruijten, Ortuondo Larrea, Oviir, Pafilis, Paleckis, Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Panzeri, Papadimoulis, Paparizov, Papastamkos, Parish, Parvanova, Patriciello,Petre, Pflüger, Pieper, Pīks, Pinheiro, Pinior, Pirilli, Pirker, Pistelli, Pittella, Pleguezuelos Aguilar, Pleštinská, Podestà, Podgorean, Podkański, Poli Bortone, Pomés Ruiz, Popeangă, Posselt, Prodi, Purvis, Queiró, Ransdorf, Rasmussen, Remek, Resetarits, Reul, Reynaud, Riera Madurell, Ries, Rivera, Rizzo, Rocard, Rogalski, Roithová, Romagnoli, Romeva i Rueda, Roszkowski, Roure, Rudi Ubeda, Rübig, Rühle, Rutowicz, Ryan, Sacconi, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Salinas García, Samaras, Samuelsen, Sârbu, Sartori, Savi, Sbarbati, Schaldemose,Scheele, Schierhuber, Schmidt F., Schmidt O.,Schnellhardt, Schöpflin, Schröder, Schuth, Schwab, Seeber, Seeberg, Severin, Shouleva, Siekierski, Sifunakis, Silaghi, Simpson,Sinnott, Siwiec, Skinner, Škottová, Smith, Sofianski,Sommer, Sonik, Sornosa Martínez, Spautz, Staes, Stănescu, Staniszewska, Starkevičiūtė, Šťastný, Stauner, Sterckx, Stevenson, Stihler, Stoyanov,Strož, Sudre, Surján, Susta,Svensson, Swoboda, Szabó, Szent-Iványi, Takkula, Tannock, Tarabella, Tatarella, Thyssen, Ticău, Tîrle, Titley, Toubon, Trakatellis, Trautmann, Triantaphyllides, Turmes, Tzampazi, Uca, Ulmer, Vakalis, Van Hecke, Van Lancker, Van Orden, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Varvitsiotis, Vaugrenard, Veraldi,Vidal-Quadras Roca, Vigenin, Vincenzi, Virrankoski, Vlasto, Wagenknecht, Weber H., Weisgerber, Wijkman, Willmott, Wojciechowski J.,Wortmann-Kool, Wurtz, Xenogiannakopoulou, Yañez-Barnuevo García, Záborská, Zaleski, Zani, Zapałowski, Zappala', Ždanoka, Zingaretti, Zvěřina

(1) Texts Adopted, P6_TA(2006)0305.

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