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AstraZeneca must deliver vaccine doses from UK to EU, says Von der Leyen

Commission president says company under legal obligation, as redacted version of contract published * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Ursula von der Leyen has said it is “crystal clear” that AstraZeneca is bound by its contract to deliver coronavirus vaccine doses produced in the UK to the EU to make up for a shortfall in production in Belgium. As AstraZeneca agreed to publish a redacted version of its contract with the European commission on Friday, the commission’s president dismissed the arguments of its chief executive, Pascal Soriot, that the British government had a first claim on doses produced in Oxford and Staffordshire. Continue reading...

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