Euro-Latin American Assembly asks governments to support patent liberalization

In a declaration the deputies focused on the need for international cooperation to tackle the health crisis, the EuroLat co-chairs said that "to achieve a real solution to the pandemic, immunization of the population of a few countries is not enough."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The presidents of the EuroLat Parliamentary Assembly - which brings together 150 members of the European Parliament and several Latin American parliaments - called on the governments of both regions to "push for" the liberalization of patents on Covid-19 vaccines, following the willingness shown by U.S. President Joe Biden.

"We welcome the position expressed by U.S. President Joe Biden and urge the governments of both regions to push for the exceptional and temporary lifting of patents for vaccines and drugs to treat Covid-19," said MEP Javi Lopez and Colombian MEP Oscar Dario Perez Pineda . . .

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