Anne Bucher was Director-General in the European Commission until October 2020, first as the Chair of the Regulatory Scrutiny Board since 2016 and as a Director General for Health and Food Safety. Having joined the Commission in 1983, Anne Bucher held a number of senior management positions and worked in various fields of European policies: macroeconomic forecast and models, governance of the eurozone and structural reforms; digital economy; EU tax policy; Structural funds, research funding, evaluation of employment policies, enlargement and development aid.
The emergence of the Omicron variant in November 2021 was a stark reminder of the high overall cost of the persistence globally of extremely unequal a
This Policy Contribution assesses the rationale for a Health Union.
Agreement is needed at international level on mechanisms to ensure better preparedness for the next pandemic.
Increasing the global supply of essential medical supplies: Time for Europe to step up its global leadership
Europe has already made a significant financial contribution to beating the pandemic, now it has the opportunity and moral responsibility to do more.