EU starts legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine shortfalls

Posted by on April 26, 2021 10:07 am
Categories: Global Stories

Firm says it will ‘strongly defend itself’ against claim it breached agreement to supply Covid jab

AstraZeneca said it would “strongly defend itself in court” and highlighted its supply of 50m Covid vaccine doses to European countries as Brussels launched legal action against the pharmaceutical company over delivery shortfalls.

The Anglo-Swedish firm said it regretted the decision by the European commission to start a legal case over alleged breaches of an advance purchase agreement.

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