Auquan's Weekly Wrap | 14th- 20th January: What you might have missed
Proposed changes to EU pharma law to tackle medicine shortages, Germany mine expansion protests and more...
EU Medicine Shortage
Europe is facing a shortage of essential medicines, including antibiotics, due to problems in the sector, such as the gradual migration of generic manufacturing to Asia and bans and unofficial controls on exports. The proposed changes to the European Union pharmaceuticals law, which will aim to tackle medicine shortages, could affect pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Novartis, among others, as they may have to increase production and comply with more substantial obligations for the supply of medicines.
- EU plans changes to pharma law to avoid medicine shortages
- Ireland South MEP calls for EU countries to collaborate on medicine shortages
- Greece takes measures to tackle medicine shortages
- Medicine shortages go beyond antibiotics as global crisis hits home
RWE Germany Mine Expansion Protests
Germany's Greens party has faced backlash from environmental activists over its role in approving the demolition of a village to expand a coal mine operated by RWE. The party has defended the move, arguing it was able to secure a faster coal phase-out by eight years in exchange for approving the expansion, but environmental activists have criticized it for not doing enough to prioritize climate change policies. Activists have said Germany should not be mining any more lignite or brown coal and should focus on expanding renewable energy instead.
- Germany's Greens must squeeze coalition on climate after coal mine protest
- Greta Thunberg released after brief detention at German mine protest
- German coal mine stand off amid Ukraine war energy crunch
- Germany'coal exit deal pits Greens against climate activists
- German court will let RWE expand coal mine
Global Egg Shortage
The global egg shortage is affecting major egg producers and suppliers as countries like Malaysia, New Zealand, and India faces acute shortages and increase their imports to meet the demand. New Zealand is facing a nationwide shortage due to a government ban on battery-caged hens while India is set to export a record 50 million eggs this month, boosted by sales to Malaysia. Egg shortages in November last year resulted in UK supermarkets such as Asda, Ocado and Tesco putting restrictions on how many eggs customers could buy.
- Malaysia's egg shortage sets Indian hatcheries on path for record exports
- New Zealand egg shortage threatens pavlova
- The Federal Reserve Has An Egg Problem – And A ‘Chicken-And-Egg’ Problem
- Imported eggs help alleviate local shortage in Malaysia, says agriculture minister
- Maharashtra facing shortage of 1 crore eggs per day: Official
- Egg shortages: What's causing the problem and how long will it last?
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