March 20, 2009
The European Parliament Conference of Presidents today decided not to bring the proposed Cross Border Health Directive before plenary this session. This is despite the fact that it was approved by its Labour & Social Affairs Committee by a 35-2 vote.
This is an extraordinary decision. It may be that MEPs are focussing on the June elections but it is just such measures that enhance the EU in the eyes of the voters. Facilitating health care mobility directly helps patients throughout the EU.
How will MEPs explain and justify this decision, if asked by voters?Author : Stanley Crossick