Now even France is going crazy about the EU’s shambolic jabs rollout…..
Europe’s shambolic jabs rollout was dealt another blow yesterday as a French vaccine maker prematurely ended talks with Brussels. Its announcement is a major embarrassment for Ursula von der Leyen, who was put in charge of buying jabs on behalf of the bloc.
Valneva, a start-up business in France has a deal with Britain and will make its vaccine in Scotland. Chief executive Thomas Lingelbach was critical of EU bureaucracy as it broke off contract negotiations. Discussions with Brussels over an order of 60m doses will now go no further.
Valneva said it will “deprioritise” talks with Brussels but wants to work with individual EU capitals on a “country by country basis”.
The UK has a contract with the company for up to 190m doses, which will be made in Scotland.
Let’s Tour England !