Tomorrow is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. According to The European Anti-Poverty Network, 21% of the EU population - 109 million people - were at risk of poverty, even before the COVID-19 crisis. People living with diabetes are at even greater risk, as they have been shown to be especially vulnerable to the more serious forms of the disease, and are therefore often likely to incur due to additional healthcare-related expenses and/or loss of income.
On 14th October, the ENVI committee adopted its report on the EU4Health programme. IDF Europe welcomes the Committee’s commitment to maintaining the budget at the level that had originally been proposed by the European Commission (€9.4 billion).
This year the EU Farm to Fork 2020 conference coincides with World Food Day. This presents a unique opportunity to promote healthy living within Europe. All EU citizens, including people living with diabetes, deserve to have equal and affordable access to healthy and nutritious foods.