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Commission consults on new EU public health agency


Health emergency agency intended to counter cross-border threats, including by promoting research

The European Commission has opened a public consultation on a planned new EU agency to improve the bloc’s capacity and readiness to respond to cross-border health threats.

Contributions from groups including researchers are “particularly sought” for the six-week public consultation on the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority, the Commission said on 6 April. They will help to shape a draft EU law establishing Hera, which is due later this year.

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