Poland, France want EU to increase vaccine production

Morawiecki and Macron called for a fair distribution of vaccines. The declaration came before the their talks in Paris on Wednesday. Leszek Szymański/PAP

Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki and French President Emmanuel Macron have stressed the need for increasing the production of Covid-19 virus vaccines in European Union countries.

They called for a fair distribution of vaccines. The declaration came before the their talks in Paris on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that "the pace of vaccinations, vaccine programmes, cooperation with the European Commission and urging individual companies and vaccine manufacturers to deliver vaccines to Poland, France and the entire EU, as soon as possible, is a fundamental task which we are carrying out together."

The prime minister stressed the importance of solidarity in the process of vaccination and "Europeanisation" of production elements in key sectors.

"I support France's voice saying that part of the production, which in the previous 20-30 years has been 'outsourced' outside Europe, should be brought back to Europe... This is extremely important for European autonomy in production in areas of fundamental importance," said Morawiecki.