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Coronavirus: Brussels rubbishes UK government claim it missed EU ventilator scheme due to 'communications problem'

2 monthes ago   |   By The Independent

'Member states and the UK had the opportunity to signal their interest to participate in any joint procurements,' says EU spokesperson
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Brussels Rejects UK's 'Email Mix-Up' Claim About Failure To Join EU Ventilator Scheme

Brussels Rejects UK's 'Email Mix-Up' Claim About Failure To Join EU Ventilator Scheme

2 monthes ago   |   By Huffington Post

Updated: See the latest stories on the coronavirus outbreak. The EU has cast doubt on claims that an email mix-up was to blame for the UK failing to take part in a Europe-wide scheme for buying ventilators and medical supplies to tackle coronavirus. Brussels said the UK took part in meetings of the EU's health security committee where medical supplies and procurement was discussed “several times”. The UK government also had the opportunity to signal its interest in joining joint procurements at these meetings. No.10 has blamed an “internal communication problem” for missing the deadline to...
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The UK government claims it failed to take part in an EU scheme for coronavirus ventilators because it didn't see the email asking it to take part

The UK government claims it failed to take part in an EU scheme for coronavirus ventilators because it didn't see the email asking it to take part

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

The UK government claims it failed to take part in an EU scheme to secure ventilators to tackle the coronavirus outbreak because it did not see the relevant emails.
Downing Street initially claimed it was not taking part in the scheme because 'we are no longer a member of the EU,' prompting claims on social media that Boris Johnson was putting 'Brexit over breathing.'
But it later backtracked and claimed that it had not taken part because it did not receive emails from the EU, insisting that the decision was not ideologically motivated.
But EU officials said the UK had been invited to take...
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