Reinhilde Veugelers: Senior Fellow at Bruegel, Professor at Faculty of Economics and Business at the Catholic University of Leuven. Co-author of the April 2020 report Racing against Covid-19: A vaccine strategy for Europe. Why did you make this report? In discussions about Covid-19, it has … Read more "→ Reinhilde Veugelers, Belgian economist: “Governments must fully finance the development of the vaccine”"
The European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines sprang out of a price conflict between Germany, France and the US drug producer Gilead on price of Sovaldi, a treatment for hepatitis C, in 2014. Rich Western countries such as France and Italy couldn’t afford the drug for … Read more "→ European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines: “If the public is an investor, it should act like one and demand something in return”"
Twenty-five European countries have come together in the Coronavirus pandemic to make a giant common order of protective equipment – masks, gloves, goggles, face protection and infection protection suits. But not every country has been quick to join. Read more "How Norway missed the boat on Europe’s joint medical purchases"