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According Complementary and Alternative Medicine the EU-Commission reacts, but with distance. The Commission demands to all CAM-stakeholders “to speak with ONE VOICE” – and this seems to be quite difficult for the CAM-community. The speech of Commissioner Tonio Borg brings up the actual political situation quite well, and in this small framework CAM is asked to participate...