April 23, 2006.
The Consumer Project on Technology’s Comments on the Commission’s
Questionnaire on The Patent System In Europe.
- June 23, 2004. Speech by Pascal Lamy, International Conference on the 10th Anniversary of the WTO TRIPs Agreement.
The TRIPs agreement 10 years on.
- July 18, 2003.
Draft treaty Establishing A Constitution for Europe. Article III-68 reads:
In establishing an internal market, measures for the introduction of European instruments to provide
uniform intellectual-property rights protection throughout the Union and for the setting up of
centralised Union-wide authorisation, coordination and supervision arrangements shall be
established in European laws or framework laws.
A European law of the Council of Ministers shall establish language arrangements for the European
instruments. The Council of Ministers shall act unanimously after consulting the European
- June 5, 2002. EU Statement.
Access to medicines: the true story, the state of negotiations.
- June 5, 2002. EU Press Release.
Access to medicines: Brundtland and Lamy push ahead.
- May 21, 2002. EU Dossier.
- January 25, 2002. G-10 Medicines High Level Group on Innovation and
Provision of Medicines.
High Level Group Set to Improve Equality of Access
to New Medicines Across EU.
- December 1, 2001. EU Press release.
World AIDS Day: Lamy calls for more action on access to medicines
after progress in Doha.
- November 6, 2001. Directive 2001/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.
On the Community Code Relating to Medicinal Products for Human Use.
- October 15, 2001. G-10 Medicines High Level Group on Innovation and
Provision of Medicines.
- July 18, 2001. EU Press release.
European Commission contributes € 120 million to the Global Health
Fund. Note: at the July 18th exchange rate of 0.8591, € 120 million
equals USD 103,092,000.
Generals's Page on
Trade and Development and Access to Essential Medicines.
- March 15, 2001.
EU Resolution on access to
drugs for HIV/AIDS victims in the Third World.
- 2000, February 10-12,
Unofficial EU Response to TACD Recommendations (February 2000) on Intellectual Property
Rights and Access to Medicines
- 1999, December 16. Regulation (EC)No 141/2000 of the European
Parliament and of the Council on Orphan Medicinal Products. (pdf)
- 1999, December 6-8,
EU Aide Memoire detailing its objections to the Dominican Republic's proposed
industrial property legislation (English translation).
- 1998, November 25,
EC Communication on the single market in pharmaceuticals
- 1998, October 5,
European Commission (DG 1) note on the WHO's Revised Drug Stategy vis-á-vis
WTO TRIPS Implementation
- 1998, July 6.
Directive 98/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions. This document
creates obligations for mandatory compulsory licensing of patents
in a specified "field of exploitation."
- 1998, March 23,
Sir Leon Brittan's letter to Vice President T.M. M'Beki objecting to South Africa's
Medicines and Related Substances Control Act
- 1997, November 25,
Ambassador Erwan Fouere's letter to Dr. O Shisana expressng oppostion to South
Africa's Medicines and Related Substances Control Act
- March 27, 2003. MSF press release.
The price of essential medicines in developing countries:
The member states of the European Union must strengthen the European price regulation scheme.
- May 27, 2002. ACT-UP Paris press release.
Access to Treatment in Poor countries:
The True Face of Pascal Lamy.
- March 20, 2002. European Commissioner for Trade Pascal Lamy.
Letter to the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue concerning implementation
of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health.
- March 5, 2002. ACT-UP Paris press release.
The European Commission Reneges on Commitments Made at Doha.
- February 15, 2002. Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue.
Letter to European Commissioner for Trade Pascal Lamy and US Trade
Representative Robert Zoellick on the Doha Declaration.
- 2001, March 20.
Address by Jim Murray, Director of the European Consumers Organisation, to
the conference to mark the third annual European Consumers Day.
- 2000, November 6,
James Love: Notes on EU "Issue Group: Health" meeting (organized by DG Trade).
- 2000, September 27,
letter by six public health groups to
EU Commissioners Lamy and Nielson on access to medicines.
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