EU-UK relations take a new dip over ‘vaccine ban’ comments




BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of the European Union and the United Kingdom went head-to-head in an angry exchange over vaccine exports as relations between the bloc and its former member took another diplomatic dip on Wednesday.

After the British government summoned the EU envoy to explain comments by European Council President Charles Michel that Britain had issued a vaccine export ban, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons that it was his “wish to correct the suggestion from the European Council president that the U.K. has blocked vaccine exports.”

“Let me be clear: we have not blocked the export of a single COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine components,” Johnson said.

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