It was a trip that took Austria and Denmark a little way from Brussels during the Corona crisis. More autonomy, more flexibility, more speed in vaccine production - that is the goal. Chancellor Kurz is tired of having to rely solely on the "tanker" EU (Ursula von der Leyen) after several mishaps in European vaccine procurement. Austria wants to promote the research, development and production of vaccines and tests together with Denmark and Israel. The vaccination alliance is taking its first concrete steps.
Austria, Denmark and Israel: The Consequences of the Vaccination Alliance
Denmark, Austria and Israel want to tackle vaccine production together - without the EU. Frederiksen and Kurz are sharply criticized for this approach. A meeting on Friday could show how much Austria is really turning away from Brussels.