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The Pandemic Treaty Proposal expands global health inequities

The World Health Assembly Special Session in November will be considering the benefits of developing a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response. Rich countries are using the opportunity to sideline discussions on equity in public health

Israeli academic institutions Academics ask EU to stop funding Israeli universities complicit in violations of international law

Signatories to the letter have urged the EU to extend its rules prohibiting granting of research funds to Israeli institutions in the occupied Palestinian territories to include those inside the state of Israel, calling them equally complicit “in Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights”

The callous position of the EU in the access to vaccines negotiations

Despite attempts by the European Commission to stall discussion on the TRIPS waiver proposal for COVID-19 vaccines, the proposal has inched forward with support from the European Parliament and some parliaments of EU members states

Thousands of migrants sent back by Spain

Over the past week, thousands of migrants who arrived at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta from Morocco were repressed and forced back. Spanish security personnel used metal batons and smoke bombs at them

Moroccan migrants in Spain Spain cracks down on migrants after mass border crossing

The migrants were intercepted by Spanish security personnel patrolling the borders and at least 5,600 were sent back to Morocco by May 19. Meanwhile, hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children remain stranded in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Our lives, their profits: Against the G20 Global Health Summit!

Organizations in Italy have called for a mobilization at the same time as the G20 Health Summit to call on global leaders to prioritize public health over profits and guarantee equal vaccine access

Vaccination in Belgium Belgian Workers Party slams Pfizer’s profit motive in COVID-19 vaccine sale

Pfizer Inc. is accused of aiming for more profits by not ensuring the delivery of the promised quantity of COVID-19 vaccines after it was found that medics could draw six doses of vaccine per bottle instead of the expected five doses

European Union will no longer recognize Juan Guaidó as president of Venezuela

The EU announced the position following the swearing-in of Venezuela’s new National Assembly which was the body from which Guaidó rendered his claim to interim presidency

Anti-imperialists petition EU to recognize Venezuelan elections

The petition attracted more than 3,500 signatures from over 30 nations and is part of a week-long global campaign against US attempts at regime change in Venezuela

Baltic gas pipeline-Denmark Progressive youth in Denmark oppose Baltic gas pipeline project

Denmark’s Socialist Youth Front expressed opposition to the Baltic gas pipeline project over environmental concerns, and appealed to the Danish people to sign a citizens petition calling for its cancellation

Brexit deal passed in Commons UK House of Commons passes Johnson’s Brexit deal

The deal has set the United Kingdom on course to leave the European Union by the end of the month and complete the transition process by the end of the year

As historic defeat looms over Brexit, Theresa May scrambles to reduce margin

The first vote on the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by prime minister Theresa May is likely to see her government lose by a massive margin. It may even lead to a no-confidence vote against May

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