Coronavirus in Europe: Merkel defends ‘slower’ EU vaccine rollout

German Chancellor Angela #Merkel​ on Monday defended the European Union’s troubled #vaccine​ drive, saying there were “good reasons” the rollout had got off to a slower start than in some other countries. Merkel had convened the online talks in response to growing anger in the 27-member bloc over the sluggish rollout of Covid-19 jabs, which has been beset with delivery delays and piled political pressure on #EU​ leaders.