On 2 October 2020, Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn and his counterparts, the European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) had a virtual informal exchange to discuss ways to strengthen WHO. Further to this meeting, Federal Minister Spahn invited relevant stakeholders to a special EPSCO to be held as a video conference on 30 October 2020 to secure political approval for conclusions on the EU’s role in strengthening WHO. With the aim of establishing a common EU position, these conclusions are to be formally adopted by written procedure after the video conference. In light of the current pandemic, the ministers will be joined at the meeting by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control to address the Council recommendations for a coordinated COVID-19 approach adopted by the General Affairs Council and the EU Commission’s package of COVID-19 response measures of 28 October 2020. The meeting will be followed by a public press conference.

Organiser: Federal Ministry of Health

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