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Balancing innovation, pricing and supply chain resilience in the EU Pharma Strategy

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Giulia Corsi
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The pharmaceutical strategy published on Wednesday outlines the European Commission’s plan for the sector over the next five years. Its central message is clear: the EU needs to increase cooperation between member states and boost its overall competence in health policy. But perhaps more ambiguous is how the strategy will walk the fine line between incentivising…

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An unlikely Trans-Pacific alliance? The UK’s case for CPTPP membership

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Elly Darkin
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When the UK and Japan finalised their new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) this month, Tokyo made a point of insisting that the agreement was a stepping-stone to UK accession to the CPTPP, or Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Joining the Asia-Pacific trade deal - which includes Japan, Australia and Canada among others - has long been a…

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