With the EU Covid vaccine programme in tatters, Brussels has now decided to regulate Covid Vaccines delivered by Pfizer to Non – EU countries. This means the EU could now stop the Pfizer vaccine going to the UK.
The EU Health Commissioner said: “All companies producing vaccines against Covid-19 will have to provide early notification whenever they want to export vaccines to [non-EU] countries,”
Ms Kyriakides added, threatening to “take any action required to protect its citizens and rights”.
The German Health minister said this action wasn’t “about Europe first but about Europe’s fair share”.
The Oxford – AstraZeneca Vaccine is unaffected by this EU ruling by as that vaccine is made and distributed in the UK.
Nigel Farage took to Twitter saying: “The European Commission wants to regulate the export of Covid vaccines. Their jealousy of Brexit Britain knows no bounds.”
The European Commission wants to regulate the export of Covid vaccines. Their jealousy of Brexit Britain knows no bounds.— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) January 25, 2021
Conservative MP David Jones told The Telegraph that “quite clearly they’ve had a very cumbersome procurement process which has resulted in this. The fact is we were far more astute in our purchasing process.
“Frankly, it seems like a rather childish and spiteful way to behave. This looks awfully like blackmail, which is pretty disreputable and shows why we were right to leave the EU.”