European Council: Kurz Hopes for Rapid Approval of Vaccine

Lifestyle & TravelHealth ♦ Published: December 10, 2020; 22:40 ♦ (Vindobona)

Prior to the European Council, Austria's Chancellor Kurz hopes for a rather fast approval process of a Covid-19 vaccine and is looking forward to a succession of close cooperation between the EU and the United States. Other relevant topics for the Council will be sanctions for Turkey, Brexit negotiations, EU climate targets, and the joint fight against terrorism.

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at the European Council. / Picture: © Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) / Zucchi Enzo

"I would like to thank the EU Commission President for the good procurement process to purchase a Covid-19 vaccine for all citizens of the European Union. All scientific criteria must be fulfilled for the corresponding approval," Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz expressed his hope before the meeting with the EU heads of state and government in Brussels that this would take place quickly and without bureaucracy.

Thankfully, the level of contagion has been …