The Only European Country Targeted By The EU's Export Ban Is……….. I Invite You To Have A Good Guess.

Graham Charles Lear
4 min readMar 23, 2021

On 29 January 2021, the EU Commission used emergency powers, without consulting any EU member country, to issue its Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/111 controlling the export of vaccines.

“Due to the urgency of the situation, justified by the lack of transparency in a time where the production and delivery of vaccines is still in the building-up phase and the ensuing temporary global shortage, the measure was adopted by the Commission using the emergency procedure.

“This allows the Commission to act fast before the Member States are formally consulted.”

  • EU Commission, 29 Jan 2021

In doing so it invoked Article 16 of the Withdrawal Agreement and put a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, causing huge damage to the fragile peace balance there. Hours later the EU Commission was forced to climb down after furious reactions from Dublin and London, but the Implementing Regulation remained in place.

The embattled Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gave an interview to German media on Saturday in which she made it clear that the Commission is ready to ban exports of vaccines to the UK, despite them being subject to a legal contract between the UK Government and AstraZeneca.

REVEALED: How the EU now only seems to want to target one country — the United Kingdom

This week the EU Commission seems to have only one country in its sights — the country which voted in 2016 to leave its club. The EU’s latest moves appear to be directed solely at the United Kingdom.

Today I can reveal the full list of 118 states which were specifically excluded from the EU’s export regulation in January, and how the EU Commission is only targeting the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth partner Australia for punishment out of all the countries in the world.

List of countries and states excluded from the EU’s export ban

  • EU specifically excludes 118 states and countries from its export ban
  • Countries such as Switzerland and Norway and other neighbouring countries are excluded
  • The UK is not

Afghanistan

Haiti

Palestine

Albania

Helgoland

Papua New Guinea

Algeria

Honduras

Philippines

Andorra

Iceland

Rep. Côte d’Ivoire

Angola

India

Rwanda

Armenia

Indonesia

Samoa

Azerbaijan

Israel

San Marino

Bangladesh

Jordan

São Tomé and Principe

Belarus

Kenya

Senegal

Benin

Kiribati

Serbia

Bhutan

Korea

Sierra Leone

Bolivia

Kosovo

Solomon Islands

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kyrgyz Republic

Somalia

Burkina Faso

Lao PDR

South Sudan

Burundi

Lebanon

Sri Lanka

Büsingen

Lesotho

St. Lucia

Cabo Verde

Liberia

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Cambodia

Libya

Sudan

Cameroon

Liechtenstein

Switzerland

The central African Republic

Livigno

The Syrian Arab Republic

Ceuta and Melilla

Madagascar

Tajikistan

Chad

Malawi

Tanzania

Comoros

Maldives

Guinea

Congo Dem. People’s Rep.

Mali

Timor-Leste

Congo Dem. Rep.

Marshall Islands

Togo

Djibouti

Mauritania

Tonga

Dominica

Micronesia

Tunisia

Egypt

Moldova

Tuvalu

El Salvador

Mongolia

Uganda

Eritrea

Montenegro

Ukraine

Eswatini

Morocco

Uzbekistan

Ethiopia

Mozambique

Vanuatu

Faeroe Islands

Myanmar

Vatican City State

Fiji

Nepal

Vietnam

The Gambia

Nicaragua

West Bank and Gaza

Georgia

Niger

Yemen

Ghana

Nigeria

Zambia

Grenada

North Macedonia

Zimbabwe

Guinea-Bissau

Norway

Guyana

Switzerland, Norway, India, Iceland, and neighbouring countries are exempt from the EU’s ban

When the EU Commission took its peremptory action on 29 January this year, one country was missing from the list of neighbouring countries which were excluded from the EU’s export ban the United Kingdom. And as things stand, the only two countries in the world to which the EU will ban exports of vaccines are…. Brexit Britain, and our Commonwealth cousins, Australia.

On Thursday this week, the EU Council meets virtually. Now it seems that at this virtual meeting the Commission is expecting the leaders of the EU member countries to endorse its ban on vaccine exports to the UK.

The brazen nature of the hostility towards the United Kingdom by those running the EU in Brussels is now being demonstrated for all the world to see. The behaviour of certain EU apparatchiks is now getting to the point where I feel sure that several leaders of EU countries are starting to consider the future of Frau von der Leyen’s leadership of the EU Commission and indeed the future of some of its members, such as the Health Commissioner.

The UK has now given vaccine doses to more than 50% of its adult population. This compares with the EU, where less than 12% have received a dose. As each week goes by, the clear superiority of the British vaccination programme becomes ever starker, and the performance of the EU Commission becomes ever more exposed.

In my next ARTICLE on this subject, I will reveal how the EU Commission’s proposed export ban also applies to the ingredients which are needed to make its own vaccines. And some of the essential ingredients for the EU’s vaccines are produced in — and exported to the EU from — Brexit Britain.

[ Sources: EU Commission | EU law library (EU-Lex) | WHO COVAX Vaccine Alliance (run by GAVI) ]

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Graham Charles Lear

What is life without a little controversy in it? Quite boring and sterile would be my answer.