Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki expressed gratitude on Friday to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for supporting his appeal to increase efforts to expand Covid-19 vaccine distribution around the world.
The current pace of the vaccination process gives Poland a chance to complete the vaccination of all those willing to take a jab in July, the prime minister said on Wednesday.
A total of 50 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine are to reach EU countries by the end of the 2nd quarter, according to the Polish prime minister.
Poland's prime minister said on Thursday that he will again press the European Commission for a substantial supply of vaccines for Poland.
A spokesman for the European Commission said on Wednesday that it will take swift and decisive action regarding the continued operation of the Polish Supreme Court's Disciplinary Chamber, which Brussels claims breaks EU law.
Poland, with a vaccination rate of 10.8 doses per 100 inhabitants, is outpacing many EU countries, including Spain and Germany, reports Die Welt's Warsaw bureau.
Vaccine producers are committed to supplying Poland with about 15 million doses in the second quarter of the year, a government official announced on Wednesday.
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has praised Poland as an example of an EU country dealing best with the vaccination process, the head of the prime minister’s office said.
Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, wrote on Twitter in Polish on Tuesday that Poland had received a EUR 4.3 billion loan to help protect jobs.
The Polish foreign minister said that the political and legal activism of European Union bodies will extend their powers beyond the framework of primary EU law, and will damage the European integration process.