E.U. To Host Global Health Summit Next Year, Proposes Building Biomedical Research Agency, European Commission President Says

AP: E.U. wants better coordination on virus, announces summit
“European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that the bloc must rise above its fragmented approach on dealing with the coronavirus by centralizing more decision-making on health issues. She also told E.U. legislators that Italy will host a global health summit next year, during its G20 presidency…” (9/16).

Reuters: E.U. to build biomedical agency, convene health summit, says Von der Leyen
“The European Union will build its own agency for biomedical research and convene a global health summit in Italy next year in a bid to be better prepared for future pandemics, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday. Von der Leyen said she would propose reinforcing the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, as well as creating a European agency for biomedical advanced research and development…” (Blenkinsop, 9/16).

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