“Mistakes were made when ordering vaccines”, acknowledges the Vice-President of the European Commission

“It is true that mistakes were made when ordering vaccines, both in Brussels and within Member States,” said Timmermans, who wants to take stock of the pandemic. “Then we can see what we did well or not. “

LThe European Union made mistakes when ordering vaccines against the coronavirus, European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans said in German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel on Sunday. In the current situation, he felt it was necessary to ensure that “all of Europe receives vaccines”.

“It is true that” It is true that errors were made when ordering vaccines, both in Brussels and within the Member States, “said Mr. Timmermans, who wishes to take stock of the pandemic. “Then we can see what we did well or not. “

The European Commission has been severely criticized for its hesitant actions and strategic mistakes when purchasing vaccines. A number of Member States are also unhappy with the distribution of vaccines.

Brussels has now ordered at least 1.4 billion doses of vaccines already authorized in the EU. These doses should be more than sufficient for some 450 million Europeans, according to European authorities.

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