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This issue of medicine supplies should be an incredibly easy one to solve at an EU level. This is exactly where the benefits of the economy of scale argument that neoliberals are always talking about should work for everyone. Think of the money saved by having drugs bought either at a regional or, even better, an EU level. It's got to have advantages in bookeeping costs for companies as well.

This is such a commonsensical idea. It is also an idea that can either be done through the EU political process or through state initiated cooperation plans. The incentives are certainly there for smaller states to cooperate. Leave it once again to the Baltics to show us how cooperation can have benefits. This issue definitely needs to be investigated.

by gradinski chai on Mon Feb 13th, 2006 at 02:23:30 AM EST

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