“Production sites must be distributed to everyone”, emphasized Clement Beaune, French Secretary of State for European Affairs, yesterday
The French secretary of European affairs, Clement Beaune, claimed on Monday that the British were “better distributed” than Kovid AstraZeneca’s anti-Kovid vaccine and called for more “reciprocity” in the case.
“Obviously the British are better than us,” he said on LCI’s continuing news channel. If we do not deliver the British factories to us then we are not going to deliver doses from other labs like AstraZeneca. We deliver if we are delivered! », He snorted.
“What we cannot accept is the abandonment of European interests and the salvation of others if given to them”
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday threatened to block the export of the Swedish-British vaccine AstraZeneca if the European Union does not obtain the supplies previously promised by the laboratory. But Twenty-Seven is divided by such a possibility, which is reducing tensions with London, far ahead in its vaccination campaign.
Irish Prime Minister Michel Martin expressed his strong opposition to a possible halt, thus assuming “would be a very regressive measure”. He warned that if the European Union started to erect barriers, other countries could do the same for the components used in the manufacture of the vaccine.
“Production sites have to be distributed to all”
“We are not trying to stop them from carrying out vaccination campaigns. We are trying to make sure things are fair, ”Clement Beaune replied. “Production sites have to be distributed to all. If there is any difficulty, it should be distributed among all and it should not be Europe which is the adjustment variable. “What we cannot accept is the renunciation of European interests and if not to be distributed to others”, he emphasized.
Tension has increased on the plant producing the AstraZeneca vaccine, located in the Netherlands, which is still awaiting approval from the European regulator, and the supplements claimed by the British and Europeans.