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Access to medicines protestors target EU-India summit

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Executive Summary

The humanitarian body Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staged a protest outside the EU-India summit held at the European Commission HQ in Brussels involving about 100 demonstrators, on 10 December against the proposed EU-India free trade agreement fearing it will hinder access to affordable generic medicines in both India and in developing countries.The summit also saw media speculation that India may bilaterally resolve the EU generics seizure issue, while agency UNAIDS called on countries to ensure trade agreements do not affect access to HIV drugs






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