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The Commission wants you to know … Part 1

The EU executive last week released a 51-page hands-on report on its “achievements” over the past year.

The first part is, unsurprisingly, devoted to the global health crisis. Here’s what the Commission wants you to know:

  • More than 522 million doses of vaccine have been administered in the block of 27 countries;
  • More than 70% of the adult population is now fully vaccinated;
  • The COVID digital certificate is “a symbol of an open and secure Europe”, helping the aeronautical activity to return to more than 70% of pre-crisis levels;
  • There is a strategy to tackle future health crises which includes strengthened mandates for the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and the European Medicines Agency and the strengthening of the EU’s strategic pharmaceutical autonomy.

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