Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 851/2004 establishing a European Centre for disease prevention and control

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Series Details COM (2020) 726
Publication Date 11/11/2020
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Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 11 November 2020, introducing a number of amendments to Regulation (EC) No 851/2004 establishing a European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC).

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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 proposal aims 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 requires the introduction of amendments to the founding ECDC Regulation. It was tabled by the European Commission on 11 November 2020, alongside a Communication setting out the first elements of a European Health Union.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2020:726:FIN
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European Commission: Priorities 2019-2024: European Health Union https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/promoting-our-european-way-life/european-health-union_en
European Commission: Press Release, 11/11/2020: Building a European Health Union: Stronger crisis preparedness and response for Europe https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_2041
European Commission: Questions and Answers: Building a European Health Union: Stronger crisis preparedness and response for Europe (11 November 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_20_2042
European Commission: Remarks by Commissioner Stella Kyriakides at the press conference on Building a European Health Union (11 November 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_2090

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