Europe: COVID-19 Vaccines – Announcements/Regulatory Actions/Deployment

Europe: COVID-19 Vaccines – Announcements/Regulatory Actions/Deployment

 

 

European Medicines Agency
News & Press Releases
News: Regulation on EMA’s extended mandate becomes applicable (new)
Last updated: 01/03/2022
The regulation reinforcing EMA’s role in crisis preparedness and management of medicinal products and medical devices becomes applicable as of today, 1 March 2022. It puts some of the structures and processes established by EMA during the COVID-19 pandemic on a more permanent footing, while entrusting several new tasks to the Agency.
EMA is now responsible for monitoring medicine shortages that might lead to a crisis situation, as well as reporting shortages of critical medicines during a crisis. The Agency will also coordinate responses of EU / EEA countries to shortages of critical medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics in crisis situations, after an initial transition period up to 2 February 2023.
Over the next few weeks and months, EMA will set up a number of new bodies and formalise existing ones to manage the new tasks…

 

 

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en
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Accessed 05 Mar 2022
https://vaccinetracker.ecdc.europa.eu/public/extensions/COVID-19/vaccine-tracker.html#uptake-tab

 

 

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European Commission
https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/home/en
Press release 4 March 2022
Commission suspends cooperation with Russia on research and innovation
[See Ukraine above for detail]

 

Press release 2 March 2022
Ukraine: Commission proposes temporary protection for people fleeing war in Ukraine and guidelines for border checks
Today, the Commission is proposing to activate the Temporary Protection Directive  to offer quick and effective assistance to people fleeing the war in Ukraine.

Press release 2 March 2022
EU budget: Commission publishes guidance on the conditionality mechanism
 Today the European Commission adopted its guidelines on the general regime of conditionality, which aims to protect the EU budget against breaches of the principles of the rule of law.

Speech 1 March 2022
Speech by President von der Leyen at the European Parliament Plenary on the Russian aggression against Ukraine
This is a moment of truth for Europe…