European Council leaders encourage Commission to reduce COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing barriers

During the conclusion of the European Council meeting, which took place from October 21 - 22, 2021, EU leaders called on the European Commission to engage with vaccine manufacturers to quickly remove obstacles impeding the global roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines; leaders hope to enable EU member states to rapidly deliver vaccines to countries most in need of assistance.

EU leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the global COVID-19 response and access to vaccines for all. They said the EU will continue to support both production and uptake of vaccines in EU partner countries.

Press release - European Council