German Chancellor Angela Merkel has discussed the improvements to the country's and the European Union's Covid-19 vaccination programme with the premiers of the 16 federal states in a so called "vaccine summit".
Countries worldwide have been suffering economically from the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. This is no different from the Eurozone, where the GDP has declined massively for the first time in 25 years.
European Union leaders are currently having major talks for a shared economic stimulus package to recoup the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic for the fourth day in a row. An agreement seems difficult to reach.