Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday that the European Union may stop exporting AstraZeneca vaccines if the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company does not deliver the promised quantities to member states.
We have the power to block scheduled exports. We send the following message to AstraZeneca: You fulfill the terms of the contract before it starts shipping to other countries
– Quote The German Wave Politician. Ursula von der Leyen claims that AstraZeneca delivered only 30 percent of the promised vaccine to the European Union in the first quarter of 2021. He also confirmed that the treaty would provide vaccines from British and European factories, but
So far we have not received any vaccines from the UK while supplying them
pointed out. The European Commission president also said that according to statistics, the European Union has so far provided at least 41 million doses of the vaccine to 33 countries outside the European Union, despite the lack of vaccines within the European Union.
I cannot excuse Europeans why we export vaccines to countries that produce vaccines and from which we do not receive anything in return. And I cannot justify exporting vaccines to countries with much higher vaccination rates and far fewer infections than European Union countries.
He said Ursula von der Leyen.
According to Commission figures, the European Union has so far sent nine million doses to the United Kingdom and one million to the United States. .