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Forging a European Health Union: Between subsidiarity and sovereignty?

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>7/07/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>EuroHealth
Publication StatusAccepted/In press
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Developing a European Health Union necessarily involves re-examining European Union (EU) and national level interaction. While this is currently framed around limited legal competence, its political identity is notable: the EU’s role is restricted because health is a Member State competence. Although this has not precluded more subtle EU-level involvement via, for example, internal market rules and fiscal policies such as the European Semester, the explicit development of a European Health Union is more contentious and political by nature. We consider here how the principle of subsidiarity and concerns about national sovereignty may help – or hinder – the shaping of a true European Health Union.