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

Credit: Independent- Published on March 27, 2020
'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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Published on March 29, 2020 -  00:54
Michael Gove: 'There was confusion' over EU ventilator scheme
Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove says there was "some confusion" over communications with the EU regarding ventilator procurement. Downing Street earlier this week said the UK had decided to pursue its own scheme rather than joining the EU’s procurement scheme. However, a No 10 spokesman explained that officials did not get emails inviting the UK to join and it could join future schemes.

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