The British “Economist” magazine reported that the European Union has agreed to impose stricter measures on the export of the emerging corona virus vaccine outside the countries of the European Union due to the failure of the vaccine manufacturers, who are mainly inside the Union, to fulfill their obligations towards the countries of the European Union.
The British magazine indicated that the European Union distributed 88 million doses within its borders, while exporting 77 million doses abroad, revealing that among the strict measures taken by European leaders was to prevent the delivery of vaccine shipments to countries that vaccinated the largest number of Prime Time Zone compared to the European Union.
The magazine indicated that the plan was implemented for the first time earlier in March, when Italy prevented the export of a shipment of 250 thousand doses of “AstraZeneca” vaccine, to Australia, noting that even the Netherlands, which is one of the most liberal countries in the European Union in the field of The trade and vaccine manufacturing center announced its intention to prevent the export of the “AstraZeneca” vaccine to Britain if necessary.
AstraZeneca is in the crosshairs of the Union over export controls, after the company withdrew from its planned production, which would have reached 300 million doses during the first half of this year, but fell to only 100 million doses.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said companies should respect their contracts with the European Union before exporting to other parts of the world before Europeans get their fair share.
The magazine concluded that the reality has become painful, as the Europeans are looking enviously to the United States, Britain, Israel and other countries at the high vaccination rates or the countries to which the vaccine is being exported despite the absence of new waves of the virus threatening it, such as Australia, and this matter increases the desire to maintain the presence Additional doses within the European Union to avoid further political pressure domestically.
The article “The Economist”: The European Union imposes further restrictions on the export of Corona vaccines outside its countries, it was written in the Al-Borsa newspaper.