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Plevris: Need for Equal Access to New Treatments for All EU Citizens

February 11, 2022

ΑΤΗΕΝS – The need to develop a common strategy between EU member-states on health issues and to highlight the European Union’s leading role in health were the central issues discussed at the informal Council of Health Ministers, held in Grenoble, France.

In his speech, Health Minister Thanos Plevris referred to the solidarity shown by the EU in the supply of vaccines and treatments against Covid-19 and expressed Greece’s position in support of strengthening the cooperation of the member-states, the formulation of a common European policy as well as the need for equal access for all European citizens to new treatments.

On the sidelines of the informal council, the Greek minister had an extensive discussion with the European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakidou and his European counterparts on the obligation to vaccinate, as well as on the measures to deal with the pandemic, which are applied in each country.

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