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EU leaders grapple with surge of infections, vaccine issues

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By SAMUEL PETREQUIN and RAF CASERT

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European Union leaders struggled Thursday to solve quarrels about the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine shots as they tried to ramp up inoculations across their 27 nations

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz criticized the sharing of shots in the EU, saying that some countries were receiving more than their fair share.

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As the leader of a coalition of six countries, he demanded a correction mechanism, raising tensions between capitals from where the leaders were holding their remote summit.

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Not looking good for being a union.

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27 countries will never agree fully on everything as each government looks to get the best deal for their country..

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The most urgent political challenge for all 27 member states, is an acceptance to a programme of reform to EU Institutions and bodies.

It is abundantly clear some member states are far more equal than others. Leveraging their political influence, at the same time controlling single monetary policy (euro), that ill suits numerous member state local economic conditions.

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So lockdowns don’t work?

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