Coronavirus: EU urges unity as leaders meet for key vaccine summit

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27th March, 2021 02:34:49 printer

Coronavirus: EU urges unity as leaders meet for key vaccine summit

 

The UK and the European Union have said they are working together to improve their relationship, after weeks of tensions over Covid vaccine supplies.

In a joint statement, they said they wanted to "create a win-win situation and expand vaccine supply for all".

The European Commission earlier proposed tougher export controls on vaccines, amid tensions over supplies of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that "blockades" were not "sensible".

The joint UK-EU statement said that "openness and global co-operation" would be key to tackling the pandemic.

"We are all facing the same pandemic and the third wave makes co-operation between the EU and UK even more important," it said. "We will continue our discussions."

(BBC)


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