BRUSSELS, 08 APR – “For the second year in a row, tourism will be different, with much more emphasis on proximity”. The European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, writes this in an article published on LinkedIn, explaining that “we are not yet close to normal, but we will enjoy a summer similar to the one we experienced last year”. “The big difference will be the vaccination. By mid-July we will be able to provide Member States with sufficient doses (around 470 million) to vaccinate 70% of the adult population ”, Breton underlines, also recalling the EU’s commitment to the digital green pass to encourage travel. “Even if we are having serious difficulties with AstraZeneca, which we are facing, I would like to reassure that our overall efforts” for the vaccination campaign “are not in question – continued the commissioner -. The EU has secured the largest number of vaccines in the world. If one manufacturer fails to deliver ”the doses,“ others can compensate, allowing us to achieve our overall goal ”. Breton finally explained that “the batches” of the AstraZeneca vaccine “produced by Halix (Netherlands) and ThermoFisher (Belgium)”, including the 29 million doses found last month in the Anagni plant, “will now be progressively shipped in the Member States (many have already been sent) as soon as the quality tests allow it ”. (HANDLE).