Eucomed, the European Medical Technology Industry Association, and EDMA, the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association, welcome the 24 July 2012 announcement of the European Commission of its intention to seek a mandate from the Member States to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement with Japan.
Yesterday the Emilia Romagna region in Italy was struck by a powerful earthquake. From the latest information in the media we understand that 17 people lost their life, over 350 people were injured and more than 13,000 people rendered homeless. The images of the devastation that have been reported out of Italy are truly heart breaking. In this region also many member companies of Eucomed are located such as B. Braun, Fresenius and Sorin.