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EU Council Official to "EF" : For Authorising Different Vaccines, Whenever Conditions are met

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 23 June 2021

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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- The EU Council seems Favorable to the Authorisation of More and Different Vaccines, if they meet the required Conditions, in order to Boost EU Citizens' Vaccinations against the Virus, according to what Replied to a relevant "Eurofora"'s Question a Top EU Official, in a Video-Press Briefing with Brussels, at the Eve of an important EU Summit of Heads of State/Government there, on 24-25 June 2021.

The EU Summit is due to Discuss and Decide on Europe's Anti-Virus' Policy and Recovery Issues, as the 1st specialized Topic of that High-Levell meeting, Tomorrow Afternoon, around 4 p.m. Before that, at about 1 p.m., the Heads of State/Government are due to Meet and Discuss with UNO's Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, on "Global Challenges", (which eventualy, might Include also the Pandemic.

 - "Eurofora" had explained that the Reason for which we Raised that Question, was mainly in order to Help the Vaccination Succeed, and, inter alia, also to Aleviate some Fears or reserves Notoriously expressed by Various People in Europe and/or elsewhere in the World. In this regard, Already, f.ex., even the German Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, (CDU), has Recently been reported as Advising to Authorize, at least, 2 or 3 More Vaccines, f.ex. of a more Classical Technology, in order to Bypass the Reserves of some.

Meanwhile, it's well Known that, in Some Countries and/or Sectors of the Society, Currently, there are, still, More People who Continue to Hesitate, for Various Reasons, than Elsewhere, (as, f.ex., in France, sometimes, even the Members of a Medical Staff, etc).

It's also true that, Until Now, one of the Problems seems to be also the Fact that, among the Few (4) Vaccines already Authorized by the EU, one has been Notoriously almost Discreditated ("Astrazeneka"), another seems Less Efficient for all, ("Johnson"), and the 2 Others (the Turkish "BNT/Pfizer" and the Armenian's "Moderna"), adopted a Novel, Not Yet well Known, m.RNA Technology, wbile there is Not even 1 "Classical" Vaccine... On the Contrary, f.ex., China has Recently Published Official Health Authorities' Article claiming that they would, Already, have, at least Three (3) "Classic" Vaccines Authorized and used against this Virus !

Last, but not least, Most People doN't even Know, clearly and timely enough, How Many and Which Vaccines might, eventualy, be available, throughout the whole World. F.ex. Russians recently Claimed to have "3" Vaccines Ready, But, in fact,Only One (1) is really Known by Most People... The "WHO", at nearby Geneva, made some Efforts, Recently, to Better Inform on the Existing Vaccines, among the Various Countries, Authorized or Not Yet, But such Data are Not Always Complete, Neither so Easy to Access, in real Practice, yet, even if they have the merit to exist...

=> In such Circumstances, the Position taken by the above-mentioned Senior Official of the EU Council, in Reply to that "Eurofora"s Question, (speaking Under Condition of Anonymity), appeared, a priori, Adamant :

     - "On the Different Vaccines, that are, Possibly, to be Validated :

- "That is for EMA to Decide !", (i.e., up to EU's Independent Experts' relevant body).

- "As Soon as We (EU's Political Authorities) have a Positive Decision by the EMA, the Vaccine Will bave Access at the Market", he Vowed.

=> "I Understand that, When there is a Discussion into the Rolling Review, that they Need outstanding Conditions, that are Not Validated, that means that the (required) Conditions are Not Met !".

>>> - Simply Because "there canNot be Any Other Answer"..., he Firmly Stressed.

I.e., in Other Words, to put it in a Nutshell, the Top Official of EU Council Honestly Believes that, as a matter of Principle, Any efficient Vaccine which really Meets the relevant Conditions, Should, Indeed, be Soon Authorized by the competent EU Technical Services, and Made Available to EU Citizens.

"Eurofora" can't but Congratulate the EU Council for such a Crystal-Clear Position, as far as Principles are concerned.

Therefore, we can't but Hope that this will, Indeed, be Done, Also in Real Practice, (i.e. as far as those "Independent Experts", linked mainly to EU Commission, are concrned : Comp. Supra), asap !

Particularly when there are several Human Lives at Stake...

 

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Sarkozy and Merkel want deals with Obama on European Security at Strasbourg's NATO 2009 Summit

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In parallel but concording moves, EU Chair, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angie Merkel both invited this week US-President elect, Barack Obama, to discuss important deals breaking new ground on European Security during the NATO's 60 Years Anniversary Summit of Heads of State in Strasbourg, where Obama is expected to make his 1st visit to Europe as a President on April 2009.

Merkel focused mainly on smoother NATO - EU Defence and Security policy cooperation, while Sarkozy spoke about PanEuropean Security, associating both Russia and the USA, proposing to freeze missile and shields' deployement until an agreement is reached.

But both tackled some hard nuts to crack : Turkey's VETO against the participation of EU Member Cyprus to EU-NATO cooperation, and Russia's anouncement on deployment of missiles up to Kaliningrad, at EU's belly, in reply to USA's wish to set up missile shields in EU States such as Poland or Czech Republic, etc.


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- "Certainly...one of the points that we'll dicuss with the New US President", Barak OBAMA, "who will come f'or the 1st time in Europe as president, at the NATO Summit", co-hosted by France and Germany in Strasbourg, ""concerns, above all, the European Security and Defence Policy" (ESDP), and "the relations between NATO and its partners", with whom it should "work together", anounced earlier this week Merkel.

We must find "a reasonable and adequate concept to articulate NATO and European Security and Defense policy", because of a "series of practical issues, sometimes difficult to understand", but that "we must discuss".

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- "An example" of that is "the issue of Cyprus and Turkey", said Merkel, where Ankara raises problems "from Kosovo up to Afghanistan", as also CoE's chair, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt recently observed in Strasbourg replying to EuroFora's questions.

- "We must do something to smoothen this problem for good, and not only on a case-by-case basis, laboriously negotiated each time". Here, we must find "a reasonable and adequate concept to articulate NATO and European Security and Defense policy", Merkel stressed.

- "With good will from all sides, it could and should be posible. Germany wants also to help on that". Otherwise, "the coming generations will not understand why it took Decades to do so". But, if we "don't even achieve that for Decades, this would be an Historic Failure !", the German Chancellor warned

- "I think that our American partners are increasingly realizing that", Merkel said, pleading for "a stronger European Security and Defence policy, with which, I believe, the Atlantic Security Partnership can also strengthen and solidify".

Meanwhile, USA is also due to take in 2009 a special status inside EU-led EUROCORPS, the European Army HeadQuarters, based in Strasbourg.

Merkel said that after meeting in Berlin with NATO's Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, earlier this week, precisely in order to "prepare NATO's Summit", scheduled for the beginning of April 2009 in Strasbourg.

Scheffe, knows well Strasbourg, since he chaired the CoE, as Holland's Foreign Minister, when he brokered a controversial deal precisely on Turkey and Cyprus about the implementation of ECHR judgements on Greek Cypriot displaced persons' houses and properties in 2003. He returned later at least once, for a WEO meeting at the CoE, where he precisely had highlighted such EU - NATO issues.

EU Commission's 2008 Report on Turkey has just observed that, on European Defense - Security policy, "Turkey continues to object to EU-NATO Cooperation which would involve all EU Member States". "This created Problems for EU-NATO co-operation in the context of Civilian ESDP missions, in particular in Kosovo and Afghanistan".
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 French EU Chair, President Sarkozy and Merkel are visiting Washington on Friday and Saturday for a Global G-20 Summit with current US President George Bush, on the sidelines of which are expected preparatory contacts with US President-elect Obama's entourage, even if himself might stay in Chicago until he takes over on January 21.

Before going to Washington, Sarkozy concluded today an UE - Russia Summit with Dmitry Medvedev, where they "spoke in length on PanEuropean Security" :

- As EU President, I proposed that we meet on mid-2009 in a framework such as OSCE's in order to set the foundations of a Future Pan-European Security, which would associate Russia and USA, and that, meanwhile, nobody speaks about deploying missiles or shields, which complicate the situation".

- NATO's Summit in Strasbourg-Kehl, on April 2009 is a perfect occasion to discuss with our American friends and to prepare a possible OSCE Summit for these issues f.ex. for June or July", Sarkozy concluded.

- We must all abstain from Unilateral measures" dangerous for Europe's security. "Russia only reacted to decisions taken by some other countries. But if they are ready to cooperate, we are ready to discuss. EU could be an intermediary", added Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, before going himself too at the Washington G-20 Economic Summit.

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