Waiver of the Global Covid 19 vaccines patents: extracts from the debate


During the plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels (17-20 May 2021), MEPs debate proposal to the WTO to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, a move backed by the US administration. Extracts from the debate: statements by Augusto SANTOS SILVA, Portuguese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Valdis DOMBROVSKIS, Executive Vice-President of the EC in charge of an Economy that works for People, Esther de LANGE (EPP, NL), Iratxe GARCÍA PÉREZ (S&D, ES), Dacian CIOLOŞ (Renew, RO), Tilly METZ (Greens/EFA, LU), Marc BOTENGA (The Left, BE), and Gilles LEBRETON (ID, FR).

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