German Chancellor Angela Merkel supported the European Union’s measures to conclude agreements to buy vaccines against Corona.
“The European Union has not made a decision on the emergency authorization of the drugs. We know that Britain allowed the AstraZeneca vaccine within 24 hours … I think there are good reasons for this,” she said.
She added, “It is a matter of confidence … the approval of the European Medicines Agency was not an emergency solution, but an early acceptance.”
And she continued: “The fact that the European Union has partly held very long negotiations with vaccine manufacturers is linked to the issue of safeguards offered by companies.”
Merkel stressed that she supports “the European Commission’s decision to provide general guarantees at the political level.”
And German regions expressed earlier criticism of insufficient and irregular drug supplies, which led to the suspension of the vaccination campaign that Germany began at the end of last December.