Trilogues for cross-border health threats

Parliament has updated its negotiating mandate on the serious cross-border threats to health file, to ensure that there is coherence between it and the EU Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA). 

The update comes in the wake of anger from MEPs over being kept out in the cold on HERA. Under the amendments agreed, the new negotiating mandate calls for a balanced representation from industry and civil society on the HERA Advisory Forum and for the Parliament to have “a full seat in the HERA architecture to influence its activities,” said a press release from French MEP Véronique Trillet-Lenoir from Renew Europe. This means that the cross-border health threats proposal can continue in trilogues.