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Business and Health: a dangerous relationship!

Commercialisation and privatisation of health accross Europe

Hosted by Philippe Lamberts, co-president Greens/EFA in collaboration with the European Network against Commercialisation of Health 

9:30 Introduction

  • Philippe Lamberts, co-president Greens/EFA: Setting the scene/how to involve EP (5 minutes)
  • Sebastian Franco, European Network: Main mechanisms of health commercialisation in Europe (5 minutes)

9:45 – 11:00: Situation of healthcare systems and impact of EU governance and legislations

  • Julie Noir, European Network: situation of healthcare systems in Europe (8 minutes)
  • Roberto Lopriore, advisor GUE/NGL: Effects of EU policies on national health systems  (8 minutes)
  • Rita Baeten, OSE: European semester and single market legislations (8 minutes)
  • Maria Arena, MEP S&D: European Semester and country specific recommendations (8 minutes)

Q/A aprox. 30 minutes

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:15: Organize and confront powers to reverse commercialisation tendencies

  • Chiara Bodini, People's Health Movement (PHM): Building alliances for Health (8 minutes)
  • Mathias Maucher, EPSU: Strengthening social dialogue and workers impact at EU level (8 minutes)
  • Michèle Rivasi, MEP Greens/EFA: Confronting Health Big Business (video message)
  • Sophie Perroud, Adviser to Greens/EFA, How to prevent conflicts of interest in health policies (8 minutes)

Answers and comments by Sylvain Giraud, Head of Unit, DG Health and Food safety, European Commission (10 minutes)

Reactions aprox. 20 minutes

12:20 – 12:30 Conclusions

  • Yves Hellendorf, European Network: Conclusive remarks (5 minutes)

Perspectives and conclusions by Philippe Lamberts (5 minutes)


Press release

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Press release

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Flash - Plenary session 8-12 February 2021


Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Responsible MEPs

Philippe Lamberts
Philippe Lamberts
Michèle Rivasi
Michèle Rivasi

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