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Mar 25, 2021

Justice Minister: EU’s Covid vaccine procurement strategy has proven ineffective

Judit Varga said it has become clear that only strong nation-states are capable of getting on top of the crisis.

 

Justice Minister Judit Varga said the European Union’s Covid vaccine procurement strategy has proven ineffective, and it has become clear that only strong nation-states are capable of getting on top of the crisis.

On the sidelines of a meeting of the bloc’s General Affairs Council, Minister Varga said that during the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic it had become clear that the EU’s procurement of vaccines was too slow and that “the Brussels bureaucracy is keeping secrets.”

The minister added that “another important lesson” of the past year was that only strong and sovereign nation-states were capable of managing the crisis.

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