Help confirming a free trade agreement between EU and Israel!
Dear members of the public!
May we enlist your help in an online petition to help push through a free trade agreement between Israel and the EU. All 27 member states have already signed the deal in 2010 but the European Parliament has been holding it up for more than two years now.
We all agree that Europeans should have access to the best and most affordable healthcare possible. Unfortunately, some Members of the European Parliament think otherwise.For the past two years, Europe’s legislative body has been holding up ACAA, an agreement that harmonizes the quality control for pharmaceutical products in Israel and the EU, thus allowing drug companies to more expediently provide patients with new, life-saving drugs at lower prices. The European Council has already given its consent and the arguments in opposition have been proven wrong. No legitimate obstacle remains. Nevertheless, Europeans continue to wait at the expense of their healthcare. Israeli pharmaceutical companies are among the most innovative in the world and are leaders in the generic market, an industry that saves national health services in Europe billions every year. If ACAA does not pass, European access to these medicines will be delayed and the cost will likely rise. > > The time has come for European Parliamentarians to start putting patients before politics and this online petition will send that message to your democratic representatives in Brussels. Those against the agreement are making their voice heard; we need to do so as well and with greater force. > > Thus, I respectfully ask that you to sign the petition and circulate it to your members and beyond (https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/members-of-the-european-parliament-pass-acaa) – every additional signature can make a difference. > > For more information on ACAA visit http://passacaa.com and follow our efforts on facebook (www.facebook.com/passacaa). > > Europeans have waited long enough to have their democratic say. Together we can make this happen! > > Sincerely,