The EU is short on coronavirus vaccines, but on Tuesday the European Commission faced an even shorter supply of answers to rising complaints from national capitals starting to look elsewhere for coronavirus inoculations. In just the last few days, Denmark, Austria, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have all joined Hungary in breaking ranks with the EU’s vaccination strategy by going beyond Europe’s borders for doses. In the process, they’ve unleashed a devastating barrage of criticism directed at the EU, saying their citizens simply can’t wait for the Commission to get its act together.
Confronted with the assault, the Commission on Tuesday pleaded once again for understanding but offered no immediate solutions, other than to insist that it was confident in its approach. mehr hier