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Mark down Thursday as the soft launch for the Commission’s campaign to change its authority over health matters in the EU treaties. Its proposal to erect a €9.4 billion standalone health program in the next long-term EU budget is just the “first stage” in building a “health union,” Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas said on Thursday. Now no one’s talking about treaty changes, he was quick to add — that would be “premature.” But, taking note of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s declaration that “nothing is off the table” and French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for a “Europe de la sante” (or “Europe of health”), Schinas added: “If the moment is right, this will happen.”
Even without a treaty change, Brussels wants to push its powers to the limit, with capitals on board. Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides invoked the idea of “flying doctors” on Thursday. A draft Council program from the next three EU presidencies — Germany, Portugal and Slovenia — suggests joint treatment facilities and EU-level drug development labs. And of course, after the shortages and hoarding of medical supplies that marked the beginning of the pandemic, everyone is interested in EU stockpiles.