Regulation relating to serious cross-border health threats: San Marino will also be able to participate in EU procurement procedures
“The European Parliament today approved the Regulation on serious cross-border health threats, including San Marino among those who will be able to participate in the joint procurement procedure for medical countermeasures in the European Union”.
The State Secretariat for Foreign Affairs announced this, adding: “The new legislation, presented by the European Commission on 11 November 2020 within the European Health Union, provides for various measures aimed at strengthening the preparation, surveillance, risk assessment, early warning and responses from the EU and Member States in the event of cross-border threats to health.
It is also underlined that today’s approval meetings are the result of an incessant work of interrelationships and political-diplomatic mediation that the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Luca Beccari, has interwoven with numerous MEPs over the past months.
Specifically, thanks also to the support of the Italian Honors present in the European Parliament, ample consideration was given to States with an attitude held in size, similar is also constantly held in the various phases relating to the negotiations underway between the Republic of San Marino. and the European Union in view of the completion of an Association Agreement.
Through this Regulation, now also San Marino, together with Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City will be able to participate in the joint procurement of EU medical countermeasures, such as medicines, medical devices, or other goods or services for the preparation and response to a serious cross-border health threat. This will make it possible to guarantee a high level of health protection even in countries whose borders fall entirely within the European Union ”.