Von der Leyen’s export ban plot rejected as Irish PM hits out – ‘We’d be in trouble!’

EU vaccine rollout is ‘crisis of a century’ says science chief

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The European Commission is considering a ban on vaccine exports from the EU to the UK, in the latest threat to Brexit Britain coming from Brussels. But speaking on Monday, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said the move would be “counterproductive”. He warned: “If we start that, then we are in trouble.” 

The Taoiseach said it is “vital” that supply lines are kept open.

He added that any European Union restrictions on vaccine exports would be a “retrograde step” that could undermine the supply of raw materials for vaccine production.

Martin told Ireland’s RTE radio that representatives of vaccine-maker Moderna had expressed concern to him that EU export restrictions on vaccines might impact its supply of raw materials for vaccine production.

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