British Health Minister Hancock said on Thursday that the European Union must abide by the law on the contract for the supply of coronavirus vaccines and that if the organization breaches the contract, it will cause “very significant consequences” for the European Union.
Reuters reported that as the European Union threatened to ban the export of COVID-19 vaccines to the UK, Hancock said: “Of course, all countries must abide by contract law…I’m sure the EU will fulfill its commitments and declarations.”
“We fully hope that these contracts can be fulfilled because a violation of the contract law will have very significant consequences.”
According to reports, the European Union threatened to ban the export of COVID-19 vaccines to the UK in order to ensure the share of vaccine supply within the EU. European Commission President Von der Lein pointed out that there have been more than 550,000 deaths from the European Union’s crown disease, and the current EU vaccinated population accounts for less than one tenth of the total population. Von Delane worried that the situation of the epidemic was worsening.
Von der Lein pointed out that the flow of vaccine exports from the United States to the European Union is smooth, but the European Union is disappointed by the slow delivery of the British-made AstraZeneca vaccine. According to Von der Lein, by comparison, 10 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been shipped from factories in the EU to the UK, which has only recently “bridled”.
Von der Lein said that the European Union is still waiting for the UK to export vaccines according to its original plan. The report pointed out that von der Lein’s statement is the latest sign of the deterioration of relations between the UK and the 27 EU countries.