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30th November 2021
Consumer, Health & Environment Covid-19

Agreement reached to strengthen the mandate of European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

The Council of the EU and the European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement to renew and strengthen the mandate of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), an EU agency tasked to fight infectious diseases, provide timely and clear risk assessments to facilitate safe free movement, track the virus outbreak and recommend measures to control it. 

As part of a broader European Health Union package, the two institutions agreed to reinforce the role of the ECDC’s work in the areas of surveillance, early warning, preparedness and response.  

In particular, the updated and stronger mandate provides for the establishment of an EU Health Task Force to assist local responses to the outbreak of disease,

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