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Live blog: European Council summit

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EU leaders have a packed agenda for a one-day summit in Brussels Thursday, including the resurgent coronavirus, tensions with Russia over Ukraine, defense policy, energy prices and more.

New German Chancellor Olaf Scholz makes his European Council debut at the summit, which is also expected to touch upon Belarus, migration, the eurozone economy and relations with Africa.

Follow POLITICO’s live blog for the latest news, reaction and analysis from the summit.

**A message from ONE: Burundi will vaccinate 70% of its population by 3214, the World Bank estimates. Meanwhile, Team Europe is off-track on its promises to help poorer countries. We’re still waiting for a response that will #EndThePandemic. We need faster, transparent vaccine deliveries, new investments and a temporary TRIPS waiver to beat COVID19.**

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