The MEP Vlad Gheorghe and his colleagues from USR PLUS want Transparency for Covid-19 Vaccine Contracts. They demand that the European Commission open all vaccines-supply contracts it has signed with pharmaceutical companies for public scrutiny.
Gheorghe is asking the relevant articles from the CureVac accord to be declassified. And also the others vaccines-supply contracts to be made public. Furthermore, in the case of unjustified confidentiality, then all the contracts have to be renegotiated. In order to make possible that all the documents to be made public.
”Transparency is not optional, it is a fundamental right. Transparency for Covid-19 Vaccine Contracts is also essential to help build the trust of European citizens. And to make sure that they can rely on the effectiveness and safety of the vaccines purchased at EU level.
So we must be allowed to read the contracts for all vaccines, whenever we want and without censorship. We are lucky we have access to over 2 billions vaccine doses for Covid-19 that were bought by European Union for the member states, but the citizens have the right to know how their money are spent”, declared Vlad Gheorghe.
The demands have been sent to European Commission’s President, Ursula von der Leyen, and to European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides. USR-PLUS has explained that transparency of the contracts represent the necessary step for enhancing the confidence regarding European vaccination strategy.