While election outcomes can never be predicted with certainty, here’s what is known to date about the current MEP Kidney Health Group:
Not returning in the fall:
Miroslav Mikolasik (EPP, SL)
Karin Kadenbach (S&D, AU) – Co-Chair of MEP Group for Kidney Health
Expected to stand again for re-election (depending on their position on their national parties’ list):
Peter Liese (EPP, DE)
Annie Schreijer-Pierik (EPP, NL)
Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP, FI)
Christel Schaldemose (S&D, DK)
Hilde Vautmans (ALDE, BE)
Mark Demesmaeker (ECR, BE)
Aldo Patriciello (EPP, IT)
Whatever the outcome, many MEP hopefuls have signaled the importance of health on the EU agenda and is expected to feature more prominently across several DG’s, including research. Like many in the sector, EKHA hopes this integrated approach to health will bring the harmonisation needed at EU level to tackle the future challenges ahead. EKHA looks forward to reinvigorating the MEP Group for Kidney Health under the next legislature.
To stay up to date on what’s going on, the European Parliament launched a website for citizens to monitor European election results. The website showcases past elections, as well as live streaming of the upcoming elections.