EU leaders get ready to donate 100M vaccine doses by year end

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05-21-2021

"We will do our part: #TeamEurope aims at donating at least 100 million doses to low and middle income countries by the end of 2021." The tweet came just as EU countries issued their own pledges totaling 110 million, with 50 million from Italy, 30 million from France and 30 million from Germany. The most recent draft of the Council conclusions, seen by POLITICO, puts the 100 million target in brackets, so it's likely countries will agree to donate more next week. "Remember, the doses belong to the member states — not the Commission," the diplomat said. Another EU diplomat quipped that countries were "curious where in the Berlaymont the Commission stores its 100 million doses."

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