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EU countries welcome Commission health plans — but keep an eye on Brussels’ power

Governments say they want to remain in ‘driver’s seat.’

Countries want more health money. They don’t want to give up power.

  • Jillian Deutsch and Carlo Martuscelli
  • Politico

Nearly all EU health ministers — or the national diplomats in their place — stressed at a virtual meeting Friday that they welcomed the new standalone health program EU4Health.

They especially loved its big budget, which increased from €413 million in the Commission’s 2018 proposal to €9.4 billion.

“This ambitious program … sends a strong signal to our European citizens and on our intention to make health a…

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