Published on January 27, 2022 at 14.30 hrs   Editor- European Parliament


Discover what measures the EU is taking in 2022 to ensure access to vaccines and treatment, strengthen health systems, support the economic and social recovery, enable travel and transport and help its partners worldwide to fight COVID-19.


The Council adopts a recommendation that says Covid-19 measures should be based on the individual status of travellers rather than the situation in the region they are coming from. From 1 February 2022, a valid EU digital Covid certificate should ensure free movement without additional restrictions, with the exemption of areas with a very high level of virus circulation, recommends the Council.


Stronger role for the European Medicines Agency

Parliament endorses a provisional agreement with the Council on strengthening the role of European Medicines Agency to ensure that the EU is better prepared for future health crises by tackling shortages of medicines and medical devices more effectively. The decision applies as of 1 March 2022.


€47 million for intellectual property protection of small and medium-sized firms


The EU launches a new fund that aims to help small and medium-sized enterprises to protect their intellectual property rights and support them in the COVID-19 recovery and through the green and digital transition.

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