Vaccination will be “big priority” of Portuguese presidency of the EU, says António Costa

Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa said today that vaccination against Covid-19 should be one of the “big priorities” of the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), after meeting with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel.

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“This is (…) the time to prepare all for what is the greatest priority for humanity next year and Europe for the next semester: to be able to guarantee that we have a vaccine available that has an effective effectiveness to stop Covid [-19 ], and that allows us to reach all countries in Europe on the same day and, from there, ensure a fair vaccination that ensures a global immunization against Covid ”, said António Costa, in a press conference.

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, also underlined that the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) will take place at a “historic moment”, because he should lead the “EU for a post-Covid era”.

"Your presidency comes at a crucial moment for Europe, perhaps even in a historic moment, because your presidency will lead the European Union (EU) towards a post-Covid era", underlined the president of the European Council.


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