Ó CAOLÁIN IS IRELAND’S LEAD SIGNATORY IN COVID-19 VACCINE INITIATIVE

17 July 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Former Cavan Monaghan Dáil Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has taken a lead role in a European initiative designed to ensure equity of access to Covid-19 vaccines and treatments when they become available. The veteran Sinn Féin representative is the Irish signatory to a trans-EU application to the European Commission for approval to proceed with a European Citizens Initiative (ECI), involving the collection of more than one million EU citizens signatures, that would require the Commission to consider what actions, including legislation, that would help ensure equitable access for all humankind to a Covid-19 vaccine, treatments and therapies, when available. He said he had been engaged with fellow left-minded colleagues across the EU over….

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