Vaccinations of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine being administered on 6 May at a sport center in Stip, North Macedonia. Photo by Ognen Teofilovski / Globe Media / Reuters.
In the Balkans, the vaccine race offered a chance to take a shot at the EU – and one’s neighbors.

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