Germany’s finance minister has renewed tensions within the bloc following a high-profile tussle last week over EU vaccine shortages.
Olaf Scholz told the BBC this afternoon he was “angry about some of the decisions that were taken last year”, among suggestions that the EU failed to order sufficient vaccine supplies for its member states.
So far, less than four per cent of adult EU citizens have been immunised against coronavirus, compared to around 20 per cent of adults in the UK.
European Commission president Urusula von der Leyen has come under fire for the sluggish rollout of the vaccine across Europe and subsequent attempts to blame pharmaceuticals companies producing the jabs.
European Commission officials tried to pressure Astrazeneca into diverting some of its UK vaccine supply to the bloc last week