Securing a COVID-19 vaccine for Europe will be top priority for Portugal's EU presidency, PM says

by Reuters
Tuesday, 1 December 2020 18:30 GMT

MADRID, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Securing a coronavirus vaccine for all European countries will be a top priority for Portugal when it takes over the presidency of the European Union next January, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Tuesday.

"We must guarantee we have a vaccine available which is effective in stopping COVID and which permits us to reach on the same day all countries of Europe," Costa said at a news conference with European Council President Charles Michel. (Reporting by Victoria Waldersee; Editing by Nathan Allen)

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