EU sues AstraZeneca, demands 90 mln doses of vaccine by late June

Source : 112 Ukraine

The EU lawyer claims that the company is supposed to compensate for the delayed supplies
12:28, 12 May 2021


The EU has filed a new lawsuit against AstraZeneca company, which eventually may lead to financial sanctions.

According to Reuters, the bloc wants the company to compensate for the delayed supplies, passing 120 million doses of the vaccine by late June. 

AstraZeneca representatives claim that the first lawsuit of the EU was poorly reasoned because the company actually lived up to the contract.

The EU lawyer told the court that AstraZeneca is supposed to deliver 90 million doses of the vaccine in the second quarter of the year; 30 million had been delivered in late March.

Related: Poland to provide Ukraine with 1.2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Earlier, the European Commission filed the lawsuit against AstraZeneca, stating that the company failed to live up to the deal on the delivery of vaccines to the EU. The Committee representative said that the authority filed this suit on its own behalf, and on the behalf of the 27 EU member countries. Under that contract, AstraZeneca were supposed to deliver 300 million doses from December 2020 till June 2021; however, in March, the company claimed it would hand over only one-third from that amount.

Related: EU not to renew Covid vaccine contracts with AstraZeneca

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