EU wants win-win solution in vaccine export row with Britain, Merkel says

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German Chancellor Merkel speaks at the Bundestag, in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union aims to achieve a win-win solution in the row with Britain over coronavirus vaccine exports, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said late on Thursday after a video conference of EU leaders.

"We are on the one hand inclined to respect global supply chains and want to fight protectionism but of course we also want to protect our own people because we know this is the way out of the crisis," Merkel told journalists.

"In relation to Britain, we want a win-win situation, we want to act sensibly politically," she said, adding that it was a complicated issue.

(Reporting by Sabine Siebold and Madeline Chambers)