Lower than low: EU sues AstraZeneca for MILLIONS as vaccine-makers desperately fight Covid

AstraZeneca deserves 'huge credit' says Matt Forde

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Lawyers on behalf of the European Commission and EU nations made the demand as part of the legal action against the Anglo-Swedish drugs giant for “flagrant violation” of its contract with the bloc. In the midst of a global pandemic, the EU is suing AstraZeneca to force the firm to deliver 90 million more doses of its coronavirus vaccine before July. Brussels has argued the company has failed its contractual obligations by handing over only a quarter of the immunisations it promised for the first quarter of 2021.

The EU’s legal team demanded an upfront fine of €10 million plus “10 euros per dose and per day of the delay” in that event.

The deadline is set for mid-June, according to the Commission.

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