The Guardian: EU leaders back 'global value chains' instead of vaccine export bans
Refusal to support measure despite Ursula von der Leyen highlighting 21m doses sent to UK EU leaders backed “global value chains” rather than support Brussels in using new powers to block Covid jab exports to highly vaccinated countries, despite being told that 21m doses had been sent to the UK.
At a virtual summit, attended briefly by Joe Biden, the European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, highlighted the large shipments sent over the Channel, amounting to two-thirds of the jabs given in the UK.
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Update: EU steps up vaccine exports rules and pressures AstraZeneca over deliveries (CNBC)
WNU Editor: Even with this agreement tempers are running short. From the U.K. …. Furious Tories accuse EU of having 'no respect for the law' after French threaten to BLOCK Britain's second vaccine doses and claim UK will run out of jabs without help from Brussels (Daily Mail). From France …. Coronavirus: France accuses UK of 'blackmail' over vaccine exports (BBC).Original Article
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