On Thursday, April 30th 2020 the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament (PETI) adopted the Motion for a Resolution on additional funding for biomedical research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). All 30 votes were in favour of the resolution, there were no abstentions.
A press release about the vote was published on the website of the European Parliament. It reads: “Underfunding of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is unjustified, say MEPs.”
We are incredibly grateful for the hard work and support of the Committee on Petitions and would like to extend our thanks to all Members! This is major progress for all ME patients.
The next step will be a vote in Plenary. This means that all Members of the European Parliament will be able to vote on the Motion for a Resolution. The date will be announced as soon as possible.
It is thanks to the support of the ME community that the petition that led to the creation of the motion was this successful. A big thank you to everyone who signed and helped to collect signatures!
You can still sign the petition if you haven’t done so already. Detailed instructions are provided in the link below.