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News article15 June 2020Service for Foreign Policy Instruments

COVID-19 Global Response: Fighting fake drugs, saving lives

The EU builds alliances with international partners to save lives in particular by protecting intellectual property in the health sector. Among other activities, the Partnership Instrument (PI) will launch an online campaign raising awareness about the harm of counterfeit pharmaceutical products. Efforts to protect intellectual property for medical products also help create a level playing field for EU companies.

Background on the PI

The Partnership Instrument enables the EU to advance its strategic interests, shape global change and promote its fundamental values. Through the Partnership Instrument, the EU cooperates with partners around the world to address global challenges and find joint solutions to issues of mutual interest. The PI funds activities that carry forward the EU's priorities, translating political commitments into concrete measures.

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Publication date
15 June 2020
Service for Foreign Policy Instruments