The dispute in the EU settled: Germany renounces vaccine

If the EU member States, the need for European solidarity resound, do you want to enforce, mostly their own national interests. As Austria's Chancellor, Sebast

The dispute in the EU settled: Germany renounces vaccine

If the EU member States, the need for European solidarity resound, do you want to enforce, mostly their own national interests. As Austria's Chancellor, Sebastian demanded, Short of a month ago from EU partners vaccine solidarity, it was no different. Although made for a Short to the public, especially the under-supply of Austrian neighbours. However, he claimed at the same time for his own country, an above-average share of those tens of millions of doses of the Vaccine of Biontech and Pfizer, are delivered out of sequence in the second quarter of in addition.

Werner Mussler

economic correspondent in Brussels.

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The Brief getting into fights, the EU-video summit a week ago, is now been solved by a solidarity action that Vienna is not involved. The compromise that the Brussels EU ambassadors on Thursday have negotiated, given Austria 199.000 doses from the Ten-million Charge as much as the country according to the usual key, the proportion of the population entitled to. Short called a "solid result" – even if his government to the video summit, the target of a double delivery had been spent. Also, the Czech Republic and Slovenia are not involved in the compromise.

Bulgaria benefited the most

in Solidarity with 19 other countries under German leadership, however, are. You waive a total of 2.85 million doses, which are to come, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Latvia, and Estonia to the benefit. The residual volume is split between all the 27 countries according to the population ratio. Without the "solidarity correction" would Germany get out of the tens of millions of doses 1,858 million. Now, there are still 1.3 million. France 1,499 million doses 1,049 million, for Italy, instead of 1,346 million 942.000 doses.

Of the recipient countries benefited Bulgaria, in addition to approximately 1.15 million doses of the strongest, followed by Croatia (680.000), Slovakia (600.000), Latvia (380.000) and Estonia (40.000). The dispute over the distribution of Biontech/Pfizer investigational Vaccine goes back to the fact that some member States usually costs a little from the particularly effective, but also relatively expensive Biontech/Pfizer vaccine have ordered. Germany and several other countries have ordered, therefore, on average. Austria has a strong set to the relatively cheap, but so far, little is available, and because of its alleged side effects, sometimes to the active ingredient of Astra-Zeneca. Of course, can not be said that Austria would be a total below-average number of vaccine.

Short has his call for solidarity with the demand for more vaccine for his country for some time is mixed. He initiated a letter to the EU leaders, in which he complained two weeks ago, together with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Estonia have the vaccine-unequal distribution in the EU, suggested that the represented signatories of the most poorly-served countries. According to an analysis by the Council of Ministers of Austria and Slovenia, but not – the four other countries as well as Latvia and Slovakia, but very comfortable.

The start of a week of the President of the Portuguese EU presidency compromise proposal was to distribute seven of the ten million doses strictly according to the proportion of the population and an additional three of the six poorest countries also available. The compromise proposed is consistent, almost, however, Austria, Slovenia and the Czech Republic are removed.

Updated Date: 02 April 2021, 19:20

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