The European Union confirmed that it did not stop exporting vaccines for “Covid-19”, in response to accusations that it was allocating the doses for local consumption.
European Council President Charles Michel said that at a time when Britain and the United States imposed a ban on the export of Covid-19 doses, the Union had not stopped exporting them.
In response to local criticism, Michel, who represents the leaders of the European Union member states, defended the bloc’s strategy, and said in a statement that had it not been for Europe, several vaccines would not have been developed and produced in less than a year, and that the European Union’s solidarity helped poor countries obtain the first doses.
Michel criticized what he described as the great propaganda that accompanied the provision of vaccines by China and Russia to other countries, and said, “Europe will not use the vaccine for promotional goals. We promote our values.”
The Union faced local criticism slowly about the introduction of the vaccine compared to Britain and the United States, and other external criticisms of the great delay in providing vaccines to poor countries compared to China, Russia or India, and the vaccine buyers abroad recently expressed their annoyance at supporting an Italian decision to stop a shipment to Australia.