Since the beginning of the pandemic, EUROPA has had to deal with many issues. That is, it is a continent where an economy depends on cooperation between countries, an unimpeded supply chain and easy transit. Therefore, this crisis has dealt a heavy blow to it. This crisis means restrictions on movement, which in itself makes the country run counter to it.
He wrote that the pandemic has actually exacerbated the problems that have existed among European countries for decades. CNN. Countries, especially the 27 member states of the European Union, have been struggling with each other in the procurement of protective equipment and vaccines, and blaming each other for poorly implemented measures to combat the spread of the virus.
At the beginning of the pandemic, EU countries are closing their borders faster and faster because they do not have enough confidence in their neighbors and in the fight against the proliferation of covida-19. The debate about how the group should fund its economic recovery has been fierce, while the wealthier states in the North suspect that the country is funding the South and consider it financially irresponsible.
Recently, EU members have been arguing about the implementation of a vaccination campaign against covid-19. This week, Italian authorities raided a factory that stored 29 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. Although the European Union did not directly accuse the pharmaceutical company of withholding the vaccine, the Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis pointed out that AstraZeneca “committed to provide 120 million to the EU in the first quarter of 2021. Doses of vaccines, and this number is still far away.” The European Commission has proposed stricter controls on vaccine exports.
The incident in Italy occurred at a time when mutual trust fell. For example, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz recently accused the committee of unfairly distributing vaccines and pointed out that some countries, such as Malta and Denmark, have more vaccinations per capita than Austria.
Of course, on the one hand, this is just a cruel political world. On the other hand, these tensions within the group may have a long-term impact on the unity of the European Union.
Former Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said: “Every head of state or government knows the situation. Everyone is under pressure to deliver vaccines to their country. None of them accepts this personally. Allegations.”
The dislike of vaccine distribution is different. Part for Brussels, part for member states, and part for Britain, which has recently fled to the United Kingdom, and Britain is quickly working to disperse most of its population.
The European Commission has aroused widespread outrage because of its desire to control vaccine exports. That is, the committee believes that the doses produced in the EU can only be exported to countries that also send vaccines back to the EU.
Political analysts believe that this is a subtle attempt by the committee to make it clear that the United Kingdom and AstraZeneca are blocking the delivery of vaccines to the European Union.
Mohammed Chahim, a Dutchman, said: “It is absolutely unreasonable to nationalize vaccines. Focusing on vaccinating Europeans will not prevent the spread and mutation of the virus. New strains will emerge, and we will renew Back to the beginning.” Parliament.
Mutual dissatisfaction among member states is a more complex issue. Brussels diplomats from different countries could not even reach a consensus on their differences. Western European diplomats say there is no mutual problem at all. On the other hand, people in Central and Eastern Europe feel punished for being responsible and not buying large quantities of vaccines until they know they can be stored properly.
On the other hand, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Sweden believe that southern European countries have created a “victim narrative” that puts responsible countries on the wrong side of history. Southern European diplomats say that the EU treats their country like irresponsible children. They cannot get the trust of money and they waste all the money sent to them by their wealthy neighbors.
The anger directed at Britain is easier to understand. Boris Johnson has repeatedly stated that without Brexit, the UK would not be able to carry out vaccination campaigns so successfully.
It is no surprise that Europe is currently going through a very embarrassing period. In the past ten years, it has had to deal with the crisis in Greece, Brexit and the deadly pandemic.