MEPs nominated to new public health subcommittee

The names of members who will be sitting on the new Subcommittee on Public Health (SANT) were announced in plenary on Wednesday morning.

MEPs voted during the February 2023 plenary session to set up a subcommittee on public health, under the umbrella of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI).

The subcommittee will have 30 members. The procedure to nominate MEPs to a committee is set out in Rule 209 of the EP rules of procedure.


According to its approved mandate, the public health subcommittee will deal with programmes and specific actions in the field of public health, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, health aspects of bioterrorism, the European Medicines Agency, and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The ENVI committee remains responsible for examining and voting on legislative proposals.