EU Enlargement Commissioner Ana Pisonero stressed that the distribution of vaccines in the Western Balkans by the EU is proof that the region’s future is in the European Union, MIA correspondent from Brussels reported.
At today’s regular press conference in Brussels, Pisonero stressed that the distribution of the first vaccines in the Western Balkans by the EU with the help of Austria, which are starting to arrive in the region today, is clear support from the Union, together with financial assistance from 3.3 billion euros for the economic recovery of the Western Balkan countries.
Over 650 thousand vaccines will be distributed to all countries in the Western Balkans, of which 199 thousand in Northern Macedonia. The distribution of vaccines is done according to the needs of each country, while the doses are intended for health workers and the most vulnerable groups, reminded the spokesperson of the European Commission.
“This is a clear message that we care about the region and that its future is in the European Union,” Pisonero said.