European Union, ForumDD: ‘The EU Parliament Special Committee on the COVID-19 pandemic adopts our proposal for a European public infrastructure for medicines and vaccines. But more courage is needed on intellectual property rights’

The Report, which is currently scheduled for plenary discussion in the European Parliament on 11th of July, also calls for setting rules for transparency in the relationship with pharmaceutical companies and reforming HERA, the health emergency agency. It acknowledges the predominant role of the public in the development of Covid-19 vaccines, noting that this has not been matched by control over pricing and distribution. Contradictions exist in the Report, especially with respect to intellectual property rights