Letter re EU position on TRIPS Council

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Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

European Member States, Permanent Diplomatic Representations in Geneva

cc. Ambassador Dagfinn Sørli, Chair of the Council for TRIPS

Amnesty International and partners have expressed serious concerns regarding the position of the
European Commission on efforts to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, and other
medical goods by means of a temporary waiver of certain provisions of the Trade Related Aspects of
Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement.