|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 314, Pages 1-25|
|Content Type||Blog & Commentary, Legislation, News, Policy-making|
Regulation (EU) 2022/2370 - formally adopted by the co-legislators on 23 November 2022 - introducing a number of amendments to Regulation (EC) No 851/2004 establishing a European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC).
Regulation (EC) No 851/2004 establishes the ECDC, sets out its mission and lays down its structure, bodies and working arrangements.
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic revealed shortcomings in the mechanisms of the European Union (EU) for managing health threats. This Regulation seeks to reinforce the mandate of the ECDC to address surveillance, preparedness, early warning and response under a strengthened EU health security framework. The review of such framework required the introduction of amendments to the founding ECDC Regulation.
The draft law was tabled by the European Commission on 11 November 2020, alongside a Communication setting out the first elements of a European Health Union. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on 23 July 2021, followed by the plenary of the European Parliament on 15 September. An informal agreement on a compromise text for this draft law was reached by the co-legislators on 29 November. This was formally endorsed by the Parliament on 4 October 2022 and by the Council on 24 October. The Act was formally signed by the co-legislators on 23 November 2022 and published in the Official Journal on 6 December.
|Subject Tags||Public Health|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|