First European Parliament’s COVID committee meeting reveals broad scope of topics ahead

Euractiv | May 13, 2022 at 11:37 AM
  • The first meeting of the European Parliament’s new COVID-19 committee (COVI) on Thursday (12 May) did not bring about any concrete results but revealed the broad range of topics MEPs wish to address in the quest to collect lessons learnt from the pandemic.
  • At the first COVI meeting, Chair Kathleen van Brempt welcomed Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, reassuring her that this would be just one of many invitations for her to debate with committee members.
  • Other topics regarding the Commission’s management of the pandemic were raised, such as the level of transparency surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines contracts and the number of vaccines purchased.