• According to the draft health services directive expected to be unveiled on November 20, 2007, patients would be able to travel abroad for treatment based on clinical needs rather than waiting time and would be reimbursed up to the amount provided by their domestic system (FT, October 17, 2007, p. 6)
  • On October 17, 2007, the European Commission decided to send a reasoned opinion, the last step before referral to the European Court of Justice, to:
    • Portugal - for failure to fulfill its obligations on basic safety standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public from ionizing radiation
    • France - in a case in which the costs of medical treatment in another Member State were not reimbursed (RAPID, October 17, 2007)
  • Publication of an application pursuant to Article 6(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 510/2006 on the protection of geographical indications and designations of origin for agricultural products and foodstuffs (“Chamomilla Bohemica”- Chamomile, Czech Republic) (OJ C 243, 17 October 2007, p. 11)