Due to massive delivery delays, the EU is taking legal action against AstraZeneca. On the other hand, the vaccine manufacturer considers its promises to have been “completely fulfilled”.
The EU is taking action against AstraZeneca in a Belgian court. The EU Commission made a legitimate move against the British-Swedish organization on Friday, a representative said on Monday. The reason is the delivery delays. All 27 Member States, therefore, supports the approach. The British-Swedish manufacturer had drastically cut deliveries of corona vaccine to the European Union in the past few months.
The EU accuses AstraZeneca of a breach of obligations under the sales contract with a view to the delivery of the vaccine, the spokesman said. Accordingly, the company “has not developed a reliable strategy to ensure the timely delivery of the cans”. However, the EU continues to aim to achieve rapid delivery. With the lawsuit, one wants to have one’s claims judged. First, it said from the EU Commission.
In the EU, there has been a lot of resentment about the British-Swedish pharmaceutical manufacturer since the beginning of the year. He had provided the Union with far fewer doses of his vaccine than agreed. AstraZeneca had pointed out production problems and only delivered 30 million instead of the approved 120 million vaccine doses. The manufacturer is violating an EU framework agreement from August 2020, according to the EU commission point of view.