Brussels crisis: Senior EU leader warns that vaccine chaos could spark end of bloc

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Sebastian Kurz, a elder EU leader, raised the question of whether the EU could survive the ongoing vaccine critical time. During a fiery press conference on Friday, the Austrian Chancellor required the Brussels rollout “clearly contradicts the very political goal” of the Brussels-led bloc. He issued a portent to Brussels, saying that the vaccine failures will see “the differences develop into the member states increase”.

Mr Kurz said that secret “vaccine bazaars” had showed some member statates strike side-deals with pharmaceutical gatherings.

He said that this violates the EU’s commitment to maintain member pomp solidarity and brings the bloc’s existence into question.

This awakens as the EU’s handling of the pandemic and the subsequent vaccine rollout comes under increased work up.

Two-thirds of Italy’s population has been forced under a strict lockdown this week as a third sway of the pandemic sweeps across much of mainland Europe and setbacks be prolonged in the EU’s vaccination campaigns.

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Mr Kurz said: “Malta will receive three outmodes as many doses per capita as Bulgaria until the end of July.

“The Netherlands would not one receive more doses of vaccine per capita until the end of June than Germany, but approximately twice as many as Croatia.

“This is in clear contradiction to the political ideals of the EU.

“There also seem to be plans for this to get worse in the next few months and for the natures between member states to get bigger and bigger.

The infection rate across the bloc has climbed to its peakest level since the start of February, amid renewed shortages of the AstraZeneca vaccine and regards about its possible side-effects.

In response, a number of European Union fellow states have written to the bloc demanding crisis talks on the deployment of coronavirus vaccines.

The letter was written by the leaders of Austria, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Latvia, nagging to find a “European solution” to the crisis.

The European Commission has argued that every associate country had the right to buy a share of vaccines procured by the EU according to population estimate – but that some governments may choose not to take up their full allocation.

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