Citizens better protected from cross-border health threats
By Tonio Borg, European Commissioner for Health
I am delighted that the European Parliament and the Council have recently reached an agreement on the Decision on serious cross-border threats to health. This is a big step forward in improving health security in the European Union and protecting citizens across Europe from possible future pandemics, environmental or chemical disasters or other health threats.
Under this new legislation, these different types of serious cross-border threats to health can be treated from now on in a consistent manner at EU level, learning from the experience in the last 20 years with many outbreaks and emergencies.