BRUSSELS (Reuters) – In a meeting last week in the Europa building in Brussels, home of the European Union’s political leadership, diplomats for the 27 member states were desperate. FILE PHOTO: A view shows a meeting room in Europa, the new European Council building in Brussels, Belgium December 9, 2016. Building: Philippe Samyn and Partners architects & engineers, lead and design partner, Studio Valle Progettazioni architects, BuroHappold engineers; colour compositions by Georges Meurant. REUTERS/Yves Herman The EU had paid billions of euros toward shots to curb a pandemic that was killing thousands of Europeans every day. Now vaccine-makers had cut back deliveries, and the EU was trapped in a public fight. “This is a catastrophe,” French ambassador Philippe Leglise-Costa told the Jan. 27 meeting, according to a diplomatic note seen by Reuters. It was a crucial moment in nearly two weeks of confusion and anger over the EU’s vaccine […]

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