Mercosur trade agreement negotiations threaten to raise prices on lifesaving medicines.

Brussels: December 5th, 2017 Mercosur negotiations & Policy incoherence: the Commission ignores EU Member States’ doubts on pharmaceutical patents. This week, the EU will finish trade negotiations with Mercosur, a union of Southern American countries including Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. DG Trade is demanding on behalf of the Commission, the most ...

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Access to Medicines: An Urgent Letter

Dec 1- 2017, Brussels. The negotiations between the EU and Mercosur countries are being finalised this week. The trade agreement's provisions on intellectual property protection threaten to hurt access to medicines raising prices for millions of people. Commons Network has joined a large coalition of civil society groups in sending a ...

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#ECAmadrid: Activists!

On Thursday, as part of the European Commons Assembly in Madrid, local activists will join the commoners from all over Europe in MediaLab Prado to exchange ideas and experiences. Line-up: Christina Sanabria, a senior official in the Madrid Municipality in charge of Economy and the Public Sector. Christina is especially involved with ...

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