European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans has admitted that the European Union made mistakes in developing a coronavirus vaccination strategy for member states.
“It is true that mistakes have been made in ordering vaccines both in Brussels and in the Member States,” Timmermans told the German daily newspaper ‘Tagesspiegel’ in an interview published this Sunday.
“I am ready to take stock at the end of the pandemic: then we can see what we did wrong and what we did well,” he added, believing that the first thing to do is to make sure that “all of Europe is vaccinated.” “
The European Commission has commissioned a total of 1.4 billion doses of the four coronavirus vaccines approved in the EU, which is theoretically more than enough for the 450 million residents of the block.
However, the Commission has come under fire for its hesitant approach and strategic flaws in ordering vaccines. Some EU capitals consider the distribution of vaccine doses among their members to be unfair.