Commissioner Kyriakides to participate in EPSCO Health Council
Daily News 14 / 06 / 2021
Source: European Commission Spokesperson's Service
Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, will participate in the meeting of Health Ministers on Tuesday 15 June, in Luxembourg. The ministers will discuss a broad range of issues, including the state of play on the management of the pandemic, and three legislative proposals to improve health crisis management in the Union, proposed by the Commission on 11 November 2020 as part of a strong European Health Union. In particular, the Council is expected to adopt its position on strengthening the mandate of the European Medicines Agency.
Ministers will also discuss the progress made on the proposals to strengthen the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and to set up stronger coordination for cross-border health threats. Further items on the agenda include access to medicines and medical devices for a stronger and more resilient EU, progress towards adoption of the Commission proposal on Health Technology Assessment, and Global health initiatives.
Both the morning and the afternoon sessions will be livestreamed on the Council website. The meeting will be followed by a press conference with Commissioner Kyriakides, which will be broadcast on EbS.