Vaccine coordination on European Council agenda

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Coordination of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts will be the main topic for Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and other EU leaders when they meet by video conference on Thursday afternoon. Production and distribution of vaccines and cooperation with countries outside the EU are other topics that the heads of states and government will address.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at a press conference.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will represent Sweden at the video conference. Photo: Government Offices of Sweden

The meeting will begin with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen providing the EU leaders with a status report on vaccination in the Member States.

The heads of state and government will then exchange experiences of the ongoing efforts to vaccinate at-risk groups – and in due course everyone in the Member States – against COVID-19. The work to produce and distribute a vaccine, and how it will be deployed, is another topic that will likely be raised at the meeting.

The EU leaders will also discuss the issue of a possible vaccine certificate for those who wish to travel and vaccine cooperation with countries outside the EU.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will represent Sweden at the meeting.

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