Witold Waszczykowski spoke in the context of the European Union’s strategy concerning vaccinations.
“We have an issue because the EU convinced us many months ago that if we purchase vaccines together, it will be faster, better and cheaper. It turns out, it is not. Malta and Denmark are vaccinating the quickest but still slower than Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates,” he said.
Waszczykowski told Polish public television channel TVP Info that MEPs will be discussing this matter and will question European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen about what is happening.
The former FM also referred to Germany breaking the pact to not purchase vaccines individually outside of the EU. During the summer of 2020, Germany signed two initial deals with biotech companies to purchase 50 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine.