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The new investment will create more than 500 jobs and significantly strengthen France’s ability to control the production of essential medicines from start to finish, the company states.

Their investment pledges came as President Emmanuel Macron prepared to kick off today’s annual ‘Choose France’ event aimed at wooing big overseas businesses and investors.

President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday unveiled plans to relocate the production of key medicines to France to tackle shortages of imported products, ranging from antibiotics to paracetamol, that came into focus during the COVID epidemic.

Avian flu has reached new corners of the globe and become endemic for the first time in some wild birds that transmit the virus to poultry, according to veterinarians and disease experts, who warn it is now a year-round problem.

While many countries around the world have reported shortages of antibiotics as respiratory infections return with a vengeance after the lifting of pandemic restrictions, the problem in Europe is particularly acute.

France on Sunday urged European Union peers to test Chinese travelers for COVID after Paris decided to do so amid an outbreak sweeping the country.

Italy on Thursday urged the rest of the European Union to follow its lead and test travelers from China for COVID, but others said they saw no need to do so for now or were waiting for a common stance across the largely border-less bloc.

Vaccines company Valneva said on Friday that it had completed a regulatory submission step with the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for its single-shot chikungunya vaccine candidate, VLA1553.

Germany’s Bayer has been ordered to pay compensation of 11,135 euros ($11,700) to a French farmer who inhaled fumes from a weedkiller, ending a 15-year legal battle.

France’s Haute Autorite de Sante public health body advised the government not to use Valneva’s VLA2001 COVID-19 vaccine as part of its wider vaccination strategy, although two rival products should be included as booster shots.