Samira Rafaela calls for a fair and functioning World Trade Organization during her speech in the European Parliament

During the debate on the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference taking place next week, Samira argued in the European Parliament for concrete results. The main challenge is to ensure that the World Trade Organization functions, and contributes to the economic development of countries.

In addition, Samira has argued for clear and concrete steps in the field of trade and health. In this context, Samira has reiterated her position that a targeted waiver of patents for Corona vaccines production, the TRIPS waiver, is necessary. In addition, all Member States should contribute to the elimination of trade barriers to promote global production and distribution, and engage with compulsory licensing for vaccines.