Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte and Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins made a joint statement.
Kallas said that co-sourcing vaccines in the European Union is very important for small countries.
“The European Commission’s efforts to coordinate the entire pandemic, and in particular the negotiations with vaccine manufacturers, are crucial. Unfortunately, the current uncertainty in delivery schedules is affecting the entire vaccination process and shaking trust,” said Kallas.
“It is therefore very important that we have more confidence that the vaccines will reach us and that, in exceptional cases, we can flexibly reorganize the supply. In the long term, the European Commission’s plan to distribute vaccines remains a transparent mechanism for targeted control of However, vaccines in areas of greatest need would help stop the virus from spreading across Europe. “
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, also attended the first half of the meeting, which discussed the fight against the coronavirus, the introduction of vaccine certificates, the Rail Baltic project and the synchronization of electricity networks.
Kallas also thanked Latvia and Lithuania for their offers of support to the Estonian health sector.
The Prime Ministers also discussed the situation in Belarus and ways to support the opposition, relations with the Eastern Partnership countries and the need to step up defense cooperation between the three Baltic states.
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