The tone is rising at the top of the EU. Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday January 26 called on the manufacturers of vaccines against Covid-19, beneficiaries of massive investments from the European Union, to “keep their promises and honor their obligations”, after announcements of delays in deliveries to Europe of AstraZeneca’s vaccine.
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“Europe has invested billions to develop the first vaccines and create a real global common good. Now companies must keep their promises.”, said the President of the European Commission in a video intervention at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
“That is why we are going to set up a transparency mechanism on vaccine exports”, aimed at identifying the routes outside the EU of doses produced in Europe, recalled the head of the European executive in her speech.