Lithuania's EC nominee Andriukaitis tells EP he will seek to attract more investment in health
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Vytenis Andriukaitis, the Lithuanian nominee for the health and food safety portfolio in the new European Commission, says that as a commissioner he will encourage the EU's most powerful member states to invest more in health and will work on the tobacco and cross-border healthcare directives and GMO regulation.
Lithuania's former health minister Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis, who was on Wednesday officially confirmed as candidate for the health and food safety portfolio in the European Commission, says that the field is very important amid the Russian attempts to politicize food safety issues and the EU negotiations with the United States on a trade agreement.
The Lithuanian government's decision to divide the country into two separate regions to obtain more funds from the EU after 2020 may fail to bring the expected benefits, a senior European Commission official warned in an interview with BNS.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė plans to attend a memorial ceremony for former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in the eastern French city of Strasbourg on Saturday, her press office has told BNS.