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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

Posts Tagged ‘concerning’

Concerning Latest Media Articles Concerning Silicone-Filled Breast Implants

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 31 dicembre 2011

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Cologne, Germany Concerning latest media articles about PIP, Hartmut Müller-Gerbes, Head of Media Relations TÜV Rheinland, says: TÜV Rheinland has in February initiated proceedings against Poly Implant Prothèse with the French prosecution service in Marseille. PIP continued to mislead TÜV Rheinland as the experts were shown the conforming silicone and the correct documents during the inspections that were regularly performed at PIP production site. Therefore, the TÜV Rheinland auditors must have the impression that the production was operated correctly. When the TÜV Rheinland inspectors had left the production plant the conforming silicone was replaced by another silicone. On Wednesday, 28 December 2011 the former Managing Director of PIP, M. Jean-Claude Mas has confirmed this statement through his lawyer. The conformity evaluation for the implant carried out by TÜV Rheinland in accordance with the European Directive on medical products, includes not a product test on the implant itself. The verification of the product documents also the audit of the quality management system at the companies’ facilities were carried out by TÜV Rheinland in compliance with the legal regulations. The audits had been properly carried out by TÜV Rheinland (and one of the requirements says that audits must be announced to the factories’ management.) Following the applicable European approval procedure TÜV Rheinland has verified the product documents of the implants and has neither carried out product tests on the implants nor was the silicone tested that was used for the implant production. As part of the conformity evaluation, the manufacturer was obligated to report any changes to the approved product design. However, no such changes were ever reported to TÜV Rheinland. Nevertheless, Poly Implant Prothèse did make changes to the silicone-filled breast implants, which involved the use of a type of silicone which was the subject of a complaint by the French supervisory bodies in 2010 and which had not been approved for this application by TÜV Rheinland. These non-conformities in production came to the knowledge of TÜV Rheinland in spring 2010. We immediately annulled the certificate we had granted as soon as we heard of the discrepancies on 26 March 2010. As a result, TÜV Rheinland has lodged a criminal complaint against PIP. TÜV Rheinland also informed the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) at the same time of the situation in France.

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EU Refugee

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 agosto 2009

The conference, which is a cooperation of CCME with the Church  of Sweden, the Swedish Christian Council and the Sigtuna Foundation, takes place  during the first working weeks of the Swedish EU Council Presidency and a week  prior to the adoption of a proposal for an EU resettlement scheme by the European Commission.  In his opening statement Minister Billström set out the ambition of his government to prioritise resettlement during its EU Presidency. He also called for a clear distinction between resettlement of refugees from third countries to the EU and recent ideas concerning a  “relocation” mechanism, by which refugees and asylum seekers would be transferred  between EU member states.  During the conference opening, which was attended by some 90 participants from some 15 EU member states, the UNs Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees, Erika Feller underlined the  importance of refugee resettlement. “Resettlement matters” Feller said “for the refugees, for  the community, for the host countries, but also receiving countries”. Against this background,  the international community was placing high hopes in increased EU efforts to protect refugees  through refugee resettlement.  The Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and  Security, Jacques Barrot expressed his wish to “congratulate CCME for organising this  conference on resettlement of refugees in Europe”. In his message to the conference Barrot  underlined: “European citizens (need to) feel able to support these programmes of  resettlement. And of course the churches have an essential role to play”. “They can educate people’s minds and activate their hearts” he added.

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Patriarch proposes for way of cooperation

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 20 luglio 2009

His All Holiness Bartholomew I, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, has proposed “a better organized and structured way of cooperation” between Roman Catholics and some 120 Orthodox, Old Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches that are members of the Conference of European Churches (CEC). Patriarch Bartholomew warned that “procrastination cannot be justified. On the contrary, the collaboration between our churches and their cooperation with the European leaders active in the fields of politics, the economy and society is essential and urgent.” Absent a united witness, he said, Europeans will find themselves “without Christian spiritual values which touch on everything concerning the support and protection of human beings and their identity.” The Ecumenical Patriarch recalled that his predecessors have publicly encouraged the Roman Catholic Church to join CEC since 1979. Admitting that “such a step is not a simple matter”, he argued for “a conference of all the European churches”. Departing briefly from his prepared text, the patriarch greeted Philippe Cardinal Barbarin, the Catholic archbishop of Lyon, and asked the cardinal to transmit his proposal to those with the necessary authority to deliberate and act upon it. As the Archbishop of Constantinople, the Ecumenical Patriarch is considered first among equals in the councils of Eastern Orthodox primates. He spoke on Saturday 19 July to the 13th Assembly of CEC as part of a celebration of the Conference’s 50th anniversary. The speech came in the wake of CEC’s decision on Thursday to begin a four-year process of fundamental re-organization and renewal.  Emphasizing that the Lord himself  “enjoins us to do everything in our power to re-establish full communion between the Christian churches in Europe”, the Ecumenical Patriarch reaffirmed the Orthodox commitment to seeking Christian unity in faith and action. He praised the work of CEC and the European conference of Catholic bishops in adopting the Charta Oecumenica, an agreement on means of cooperation among all churches. However, he conceded that the document’s recommendations are little-known at the congregational level and need to be communicated more broadly.

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