Renew Europe has today welcomed the announcement, by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, of a vaccine export transparency mechanism, in order to enhance transparency and to ensure that commitments made to the European Union are honoured.
The Renew Europe Group will work closely with the European Commission to scrutinise and support any instrument that is proposed. We echo calls for the vaccine producers to ensure transparency about their production, exports and timetables for delivery.
Commenting after the announcement today, President of Renew Europe, Dacian Cioloş, said:
”It is imperative that vaccine contracts are honoured and the European Commission has our full support. The veil of secrecy over production and deliveries must be lifted; we need full transparency. Citizens and EU Member States are rightly concerned, it is time to act and put an end to speculation. The key to building trust with our citizens is through openness, we owe this to our citizens.”
The Renew Europe Group will initiate a public hearing in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee with representatives of vaccine producers.