EU’s vaccine export ban: 118 states exempted worldwide, but UK is targeted
EXCLUSIVE - EU Commission’s hatred for Brexit Britain becomes ever more brazen
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Facts4EU.Org reveals the politics behind the EU’s actions against the United Kingdom
On 29 January 2021 the EU Commission used emergency powers, without consulting any EU member country, to issue its Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/111 controlling the export of vaccines.
“Due to the urgency of the situation, justified by the lack of transparency in a time where the production and delivery of vaccines is still in the building-up phase and the ensuing temporary global shortage, the measure was adopted by the Commission using the emergency procedure.
“This allows the Commission to act fast before the Member States are formally consulted.”
- EU Commission, 29 Jan 2021
In doing so it invoked Article 16 of the Withdrawal Agreement and put a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, causing huge damage to the fragile peace balance there. Hours later the EU Commission was forced to climb down after furious reactions from Dublin and London, but the Implementing Regulation remained in place.
The embattled Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gave an interview to German media on Saturday in which she made it clear that the Commission is ready to ban exports of vaccines to the UK, despite them being subject to a legal contract between the UK Government and AstraZeneca.
REVEALED: How the EU now only seems to want to target one country – the United Kingdom
This week the EU Commission seems to have only one country in its sights - the country which voted in 2016 to leave its club. The EU's latest moves appear to be directed solely at the United Kingdom.
Today Facts4EU.Org can reveal the full list of 118 states which were specifically excluded from the EU’s export regulation in January, and how the EU Commission is only targeting the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth partner Australia for punishment out of all the countries in the world.
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List of countries and states excluded from the EU’s export ban
- EU specifically excludes 118 states and countries from its export ban
- Countries such as Switzerland and Norway and other neighbouring countries are excluded
- The UK is not
Facts4EU.Org compiled the above table from the list of exempt states and countries which the EU Commission lists in its own Implementing Regulation, and the additional states and countries referenced in the same document, from the official COVAX Alliance.
Switzerland, Norway, India, Iceland, and neighbouring countries are exempt from the EU’s ban
When the EU Commission took its peremptory action on 29 January this year, one country was missing from the list of neighbouring countries which were excluded from the EU’s export ban: the United Kingdom. And as things stand, the only two countries in the world to which the EU will ban exports of vaccines are.... Brexit Britain, and our Commonwealth cousins, Australia.
On Thursday this week the EU Council meets virtually. Now it seems that at this virtual meeting the Commission is expecting the leaders of the EU member countries to endorse its ban on vaccine exports to the UK.
In our next report on this subject we will reveal how the EU Commission’s proposed export ban also applies to the ingredients which are needed to make its own vaccines. And some of the essential ingredients for the EU's vaccines are produced in - and exported to the EU from - Brexit Britain.
The brazen nature of the hostility towards the United Kingdom by those running the EU in Brussels is now being demonstrated for all the world to see. The behaviour of certain EU apparatchiks is now getting to the point where we feel sure that several leaders of EU countries are starting to consider the future of Frau von der Leyen’s leadership of the EU Commission and indeed the future of some of its members, such as the Health Commissioner.
The UK has now given vaccine doses to more than 50% of its adult population. This compares with the EU, where less than 12% have received a dose. As each week goes by, the clear superiority of the British vaccination programme becomes ever starker, and the performance of the EU Commission becomes ever more exposed.
In our next report Facts4EU.Org will reveal how the EU Commission is in danger of making yet another catastrophic error. And this upcoming report involves a great success story for Brexit Britain. We hope to publish this very soon.
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[ Sources: EU Commission | EU law library (EU-Lex) | WHO COVAX Vaccine Alliance (run by GAVI) ] Politicians and journalists can contact us for details, as ever.
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