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Joint Procurement Agreement - List of EU countries

On 18 April 2016, Germany became the 24th EU country to sign the Joint Procurement Agreement to procure medical countermeasures .

Due to the federal structure of Germany, the Agreement has to be signed by both, the federal government and by the Region/Land chairing the "Conference of the Health Ministers of the German regions/Länder". Federal Health Minister Herman Gröhe and Regional Minister Birgit Hesse (from Mecklenburg – Vorpommern) will sign the Joint Procurement Agreement for Germany.

The Agreement will now cover 447.8 million of the 508.2 million EU citizens, i.e. more than 88% of the population of the Union.

From left to right:
Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
Birgitt Hesse, Health Minister Land Mecklembourg-Vorpommern (Germany)
Herman Gröhe, Federal Minister of the Health (Germany)
Edith Schippers, Health Minister (The Netherlands) 

List of countries having signed the Joint Procurement Agreement

Map of countries having signed the JPA Agreement

18 April 2016 Germany
19 February 2016 Austria
22 September 2015 France
19 June 2015 Ireland
1 December 2014 Denmark
Lithuania
12 November 2014 Hungary
16 October 2014 Italy
23 September 2014 Romania
26 June 2014 Luxembourg
20 June 2014

Belgium
Croatia
Czech Republic
Cyprus
Estonia
Greece
Latvia
Malta
Netherlands
Portugal
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
United Kingdom