Error upon error compounds the EU/AstraZeneca debacle

While AstraZeneca is interpreting its contractual responsibilities to the detriment of the EU, the European Commission is making matters worse by banning the export of vaccines from member states

31st January, 2021
Error upon error compounds the EU/AstraZeneca debacle
There has been a monumental cock-up on both sides, and it is in our interests that AstraZeneca and the European Commission work together to try to resolve it.

The manner in which the EU/AstraZeneca debacle has rapidly divided opinion along political lines is frustrating. As has become the norm, particularly in online public discussion, commentators have split according to their predictable tribal biases.

If you are a supporter of the European project, it is likely that you consider AstraZeneca to be a sinister monster reneging on a firm legal and moral commitment to deliver 100 million vaccines to the EU in the...

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