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MEPs launch Written Declaration calling for European Alzheimer’s disease strategy

Monday 12 October 2015

23 MEPs have submitted a Written Declaration on Alzheimer’s disease which invites the European Commission and the Council to recognise Alzheimer’s disease and related diseases as a public health priority in Europe and to adopt a comprehensive strategy to meet the challenges presented by Alzheimer’s disease and to promote research aimed at developing sustainable treatment solutions and efforts to improve the efficient provision of information and support to carers.

Alzheimer Europe gratefully acknowledges this initiative launched by the following Members of the European Parliament:

  • Philippe De Backer (Belgium, ALDE)
  • Filiz Hyusmenova (Bulgaria, ALDE)
  • Ivan Jakovčić (Croatia, ALDE)
  • Ruža Tomašić (Croatia, ECR)
  • Neoklis Sylikiotis (Cyprus, GUE/NGL)
  • Dominique Bilde (France, ENF)
  • Sophie Montel (France, ENF)
  • Luke “Ming” Flanagan (Ireland, GUE/NGL)
  • Brian Hayes (Ireland, PPE)
  • Mara Bizzotto (Italy, ENF)
  • Aldo Patriciello (Italy, PPE)
  • Remo Sernagiotto (Italy, ECR)
  • Valentinas Mazuronis (Lithuania, ALDE)
  • Rolandas Paksas (Lithuania, EFDD)
  • Jarosław Kalinowski (Poland, PPE)
  • Cristian-Silviu Buşoi (Romania, PPE)
  • Emilian Pavel (Romania, S&D)
  • Ivan Štefanec (Slovakia, PPE)
  • Patricija Šulin (Slovenia,PPE)
  • Romana Tomc (Slovenia, PPE)
  • Ivo Vajgl (Slovenia, ALDE)
  • Milan Zver (Slovenia, PPE)
  • Enrique Calvet Chambon (Spain, ALDE)

A Written Declaration is a text of a maximum of 200 words relating exclusively to a matter falling within the competence of the European Union.

A Written Declaration can be submitted with a minimum of 10 MEPs' signatures from at least three political groups. They then have three months to present it to their colleagues for signature. For the declaration to get to the next stage and be forwarded to the EU institutions named in the text it must attract more than half of all MEPs' signatures (376). If it has not been signed by at least half of the MEPs it will lapse.