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In an interview with the Financial Times, Commissioner Mrs Androulla Vassiliou expressed her concerns about the negative long-term impacts of the financial crisis on health.

The EU downturn could significantly increase cancer and mental illness, among other diseases. And the health inequalities will probably become even more obvious, not only between the Member States, but also within them.

See CPME Info 050-2009 : Fears for health during EU downturn, article from the Financial Times