EU to donate another 200 million COVID-19 doses, Commission chief says

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a speech during a debate on “The State of the European Union” at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – The European Union’s chief executive Ursula von der Leyen pledged on Wednesday to accelerate the rate of vaccinations for COVID-19 around the world, offering another 200 million jabs for non-EU countries.

“Our first and most urgent priority is to speed up global vaccination,” she told the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

“We have already committed to share 250 million doses of vaccine. I can announce today that our mission will add a new donation of another 200 million doses until the middle of next year,” she said.

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