💉 Después de los retrasos en los envíos de vacunas, la guerra abierta con AstraZeneca, las críticas por la puesta en marcha de un sistema de control de las exportaciones... la presidenta de la Comisión Europea, Ursula @vonderleyen ha comparecido ante la Eurocámara.
👉Von der Leyen ha reconocido que las autorizaciones llegaron tarde (con varias semanas de diferencia respecto a 🇬🇧 o 🇺🇸); "fuimos demasiado optimistas respecto a la producción de las vacunas; y puede que nos confiáramos demasiado en que los lotes serían entregados a tiempo."
Así y todo, defiende que la Comisión se hiciera cargo de la adquisición de vacunas, o los grandes países (🇩🇪🇫🇷👀) habrían concentrado las compras dejando con las manos vacías a los pequeños.
También que se optara por un proceso de autorización más largo que garantizara la seguridad de la vacuna y la confianza de los ciudadanos.

🇺🇸🇬🇧 optaron por autorizaciones de emergencia.
Sobre la crisis con 🇬🇧Reino Unido e 🇮🇪Irlanda por el mecanismo de control de las exportaciones de vacunas que habría la puerta a re-imponer controles en la frontera, Von der Leyen sigue arrastrando los pies. "Se han cometido errores que lamento pero al final lo hicimos bien."
👉Se ha comprometido además a garantizar el acceso de los a los contratos, algo que el Parlamento exige desde hace meses. De momento, la Comisión ha publicado los acuerdos con CureVac, AstraZeneca y Sanofi aunque severamente tachados por los acuerdos de confidencialidad.
Los diputados han sido mucho menos fieros de lo que auguraban la pasada semana, con alguna excepción.

La Izquierda pide una investigación para depurar responsabilidades en la Comisión:"Tenemos derecho a saber, después de todo, estas vacunas las hemos pagado con nuestro dinero."

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11 Feb
It's out! The @EU_Commission winter economic forecast for 2021 📊
🇪🇸 +5.6% GDP
🇫🇷 +5.5% GDP
🇭🇷 +5.6% GDP
🇸🇮 +4.7% GDP
🇲🇹 +4.5% GDP
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🇱🇻 +3.5% GDP
🇮🇪 +3.4% GDP
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🇩🇰 +2.9% GDP
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🇪🇪 +2.6% GDP
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🇪🇸 -11.0% GDP
🇬🇷 -10.0% GDP
🇲🇹 - 9.0% GDP
🇭🇷 - 8.9% GDP
🇮🇹 - 8.8% GDP
🇫🇷 - 8.3% GDP
🇵🇹 - 7.6% GDP
🇦🇹 - 7.4% GDP
💶 - 6.8% GDP
🇪🇺 - 6.3% GDP
🇧🇪 - 6.2% GDP
🇸🇮 - 6.2% GDP
🇸🇰 - 5.9% GDP
🇨🇾 - 5.8% GDP
🇨🇿 - 5.7% GDP
🇭🇺 - 5.3% GDP
🇩🇪 - 5.0% GDP
🇷🇴 - 5.0% GDP
🇧🇬 - 4.9% GDP
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10 Feb
President @vonderleyen on Europe's slow rollout of the vaccination plan: "We were too late to authorise; we were too optimistic when it came to massive vaccination, and perhaps were too confident that what we ordered would be delivered on time."
However, von der Leyen adds, "I cannot imagine what would have happened if just a handful of big players, big member states (🇫🇷🇩🇪👀) had rushed to it," leaving the rest empty handed.
President Von der Leyen defends the EU's decision to go the long way in the process to approve the vaccines to ensure security and "establish confidence."
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29 May 20
This has been a busy week as the @EU_Commission presented an unprecedented economic stimulus to confront what is the worst recession in the EU's history. Big shoutout to @europressos who has done an amazing job in bringing you all the details. A few reads for the weekend here 👇
Here's an overview of the three pillars €750 billion stimulus package, including an updated EU long-term budget and a newly designed recovery instrument.
euractiv.com/section/econom…
An important part of the plan is to support the private sector by stimulating investment in key areas and supporting viable firms in troubles as a result of the #COVID19 crisis.
euractiv.com/section/econom…
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