The vaccination doses were not delivered in all EU countries at the same time as agreed and according to the proportion of the population, but according to the order quantity. Austrian Chancellor Kurz calls for correction.
Vienna (dpa) – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz continues to push for a change in the distribution of vaccines in Europe. He will raise the issue in consultation with his EU colleagues on Thursday if there is no solution by then, said the conservative “world’s” head of government.
Germany is against the redistribution of vaccines in the European Union called for by Austria and other countries, as European Secretary of State Michael Roth (SPD) had made clear earlier on Tuesday.
The cans were not delivered in all EU countries at the same time as agreed and according to population share, but according to order quantity, Kurz argued. “But we cannot have an interest in the gap within the European Union in population vaccination widening and creating second-tier EU Member States,” he told the “world”.
Roth had pointed out that Austria and a number of other states had not exhausted the vaccine quotas to which they were entitled based on their population size. These quantities were offered to other EU countries. There is no reason to change the distribution procedure. Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic also joined Austria’s complaint.
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