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EU vaccine latest: VDL told to resign over shortage debacle - 'Take responsibility!'

EU vaccine latest: VDL told to resign over shortage debacle - 'Take responsibility!'
URSULA von der Leyen has been told to take responsibility and resign over the embarrassing debacle the European Union has become embroiled in over the painfully slow process of gaining access to the crucial coronavirus vaccine for the bloc.

He has raged Brussels has "failed across the board in getting the vaccine", accusing Ms von der Leyen of not acting quickly enough at a time when the UK - which left the EU a few weeks ago - is streaking ahead in terms of vaccination numbers and doses available to its population of more than 60million."While other countries such as Great Britain ordered larger amounts of vaccine months earlier, the EU under the leadership of Ursula von der Leyen has failed to take action in time and then got bogged down hopelessly in contractual clauses with the pharmaceutical companies.EU vaccine latest: Ursula von der Leyen has been told to resign over the jab shortage crisis Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters.EU vaccine latest: Jörg Meuthen has launched a furious attack against Ursula von der Leyen But embarrassingly AstraZeneca has announced that Britain, which has basked in its new-found freedom after fully completing Brexit, will be supplied with the ordered amount of vaccine.

This latest disaster for the EU has left AfD leader Mr Muethen furious, raging that as defence minister, Ms von der Leyen has already shown she has become overwhelmed when it has come to procurement issues.And this is what Frau von der Leyen should do now.

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