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EMA: recommends first COVID-19 vaccine for conditional marketing authorisation in the EU

EMA has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation for the vaccine Comirnaty, developed by BioNTech and Pfizer, to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in people from 16 years of age. Conditional marketing authorization means is the approval of a medicine…

Appeals for the Release of Julian Assange: Manu Chao, Snowden, Oliver Stone

A snapshot from the video of Manu Chao on Twitter #FreeAssange is flooding social media while calls for the release of Julian Assange and against his extradition to the USA multiply. Ordinary people who are calling for the protection of…

On-Line Event for Julian Assange

Within the framework of the initiative GREECE FOR ASSANGE, referring to Julian Assange, award-winning Australian journalist and publisher of Wikileaks, who is imprisoned in London and is awaiting a judicial decision on 4/1/2021 on possible extradition to the USA, where…

Some Surprises in the European Commission’s New Intellectual Property Strategy

The European Commission’s new intellectual property (IP) strategy is out and it holds a number of surprises for access to medicines. After restating the importance of IP for innovation and for fostering a competitive European industry, the Commission lays out a number…

UK provides first approval to Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

The Financial Times and Bloomberg reports earlier this weekend had already announced that the UK would approve the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine within the week. And that happened. The British drug agency [MHRA] has approved the vaccine, according to a…

What would you change in your life if your income was secured?

This is what the UBI4ALL Campaign is trying to answer by means of a lottery where residents of the European Union can win a Basic Income, the money for which has been obtained via crowdfunding. Anyone in the European Union…

E. Salvanou: in the country an agenda against every kind of civil rights is being played out

By Emilia Salvanou*. “Streets and protests carry the virus and give birth to disease” (Michalis Chrisochoidis, Greek Minister of Citizen Protection, 14.11.2020) In striking opposition with the recent decision of the European Parliament that the corona pandemic should not be…

Glasgow City Council Requests Funding for Universal Basic Income Trial

At the end of October, the Glasgow city council voted in favor of a proposal to request from the governments of the United Kingdom and of Scotland to fund a pilot scheme for a Universal Basic Income (UBI). The proposal…

Developments in the much needed Covid-19 vaccine

Yesterday’s announcement by Pfizer (American interests) and BionTech (German interests) created waves in the international race to find a vaccine. An early analysis of the results showed that people who received two doses of the vaccine over a period of…

Videoadvocacy: vaccine for covid-19 must be a public good

CΟΝΤΕΝΤΑΤΙVA is new born non profit team that introduces itself through a video on access to vaccine in order to combat the pandemic. The team asks for access to production and distribution of the future vaccine in a large scale…

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