The leaders of Belgium, Denmark, Lithuania, Poland and Spain have written to European Council President Charles Michel calling for more vaccines to be made in Europe. Brussels Playbook takes a closer look at their message:
If the current pace of vaccinations persists, the EU as a whole wouldn't hit the target until 2024. And even European Council President Charles Michel acknowledged vaccinating 70% of adults in the EU by the summer will be "difficult."
European Council President Charles Michel said the EU could adopt "urgent measures" in response to a shortfall in coronavirus vaccine, by invoking an emergency provision in the EU treaties.
The European Union should explore legal means to secure supplies of COVID-19 vaccines it contracted to purchase if negotiations with companies over delayed deliveries prove unsuccessful, European Council President Charles Michel said in a letter 3/4
European Council President Charles Michel acknowledged the challenge the bloc faces in vaccinating its population, saying it will be difficult to meet the Union’s goal of 70 percent of the adult population getting jabs by the end of the summer.
“Military action must stop, as a matter of urgency, to prevent a further escalation, an immediate return to negotiations, without preconditions.” - Charles Michel, president of the European Council. Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes: How the world reacted
President @RTErdogan met with President Charles Michel of the European Council at the Presidential Complex.
President @RTErdogan met with President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels.
Telephone conversation with European Council President Charles Michel