Hope for Europe's vaccine rollout; CDU setback in German elections
Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, shares his perspective on Europe In 60 Seconds:
How is the rollout of vaccines in Europe going?
So-so might be the best answer to that question. The UK is significantly ahead of most of the EU countries. It's being difficult to rollout production or increase production sufficiently fast. But it will get better in the coming months. And I hope that the evils of vaccine-nationalists can be prevented.
What's the fallout of the German regional elections over the weekend?
I think there will be significant fallout from them. It was a setback for the governing CDU in Berlin, governing CDU, no question about that. Even more so for the sort of radical nationalist AfD. But prior to the September election, it has now widened the options for governance of Germany after that particular election or the discussion about that. A government without the CDU seems, well, if not likely, but then at least possible. But it has changed the landscape. But it's early days. September is a long way away, but German politics looks somewhat more dynamic after these elections.