The Commission has done very little negotiation on vaccines. Not only has it not been able to set certain deadlines for deliveries, but also on the pricing schedule has been rather lacking. The new contracts that the EU negotiates with Pfizer for a supply of up to 1.8 billion doses (of which 900 million optional) for 2022-2023 will have a " significantly higher price ". This was confirmed by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, anticipating – reports the Reuters website – a price of 19.5 euros per dose with a substantial increase of 62.5% !!
" It was 12 euros , then it increased to 15.5, now for 2022-2023 contracts are signed at 19.5 euros ", said Borissov. An EU official involved in the talks – underlines Reuters – confirmed the price quoted by Borissov, explaining however that the negotiations have not yet been concluded. Then some say that Italy, alone, could not have done better than the EU .. It could hardly have done worse, also because the price is very close to that paid by countries with small populations like Israel. In the end, the number did not make the force, indeed, for now, it has only made a lot of messes and has not been able to agree on prices, at least in the medium term, or certain delivery methods. The contracts were made "European", in a vague way, more as declarations of intent than as points to be respected. It seems incredible that no one has done a bit of planning
However, we cannot speak ill of the Union Commission. It is sinful
This is a machine translation of a post published on Scenari Economici at the URL https://scenarieconomici.it/vaccini-pfizer-manda-i-prezzi-alle-stesse-per-il-2022-23-altra-ottima-trattativa-della-commissione/ on Mon, 12 Apr 2021 17:35:02 +0000.