Noting the success of vaccination campaigns in many countries, participants in the EU summit in Brussels highlighted its shortcomings.
In many countries, the situation with coronavirus vaccinations remains serious. For example, in Romania, only one third of the country’s population is vaccinated, and the two-week rate of new cases of covid per 100,000 population has reached a record thousand.
The participants in the meeting decided to actively fight disinformation. They spoke about this on Friday night following the discussions on the first day of the summit, noting in a joint statement.
The leaders of the countries and governments of the European Union called for continued coordination of measures to control those entering the EU and moving within its borders. The joint statement also says that it is necessary to be prepared for similar crises in the future. The challenge now is to remove any barriers to the delivery of vaccines to countries in greatest need.
The two-day EU summit opened on October 21 in Brussels. On Thursday’s agenda is the problem of a sharp rise in prices for energy resources, in particular for gas. On Friday, heads of government and countries will discuss digital technologies and migration policy issues.