EC Vice-President Sefcovic says Western Balkans will get vaccines

NEWS 19.01.2021 11:19

European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic told Radio Free Europe on Tuesday that the European Union General Affairs Council affirmed the partnership with the Western Balkan countries in sharing coronavirus vaccines.

Sefcovic is quoted as telling this year’s first General Affairs Council meeting that the EU managed to secure vaccines and should be able to share them with its Western Balkan partners.

He told the video conference that the European Commission is trying to secure coronavirus vaccines for the countries of the region through its member states individually and through the COVAX initiative. Sefcovic said that the EU has just started the inoculation campaign and that the Commission is coordinating member states who want to donate vaccines from the joint EU procurement.

Sefcovic confirmed that that the EU will make sure that an adequate share of vaccines is secured through COVAX for its partners.


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