International activities

As international markets expand and companies operate more and more internationally, the task of regulatory authorities to assess compliance with legislation and monitor the safety of medicines becomes increasingly difficult and resource-intensive. In response to this overall situation and to address the challenges of globalisation, which can pose potential risks to public health, the European Commission has intensified global cooperation on different levels.

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International cooperation in the pharmaceutical sector takes the form of :


Further information on activities in the pharmaceutical sector related to the European Union's enlargement is available on the EMA website