Answer to Written Question: COVID ‘vaccines’: the Commission is concealing the name of the person who signed the contracts

(Source: European Parliament)

EN

E-000711/2021

Answer given by Ms Kyriakides

on behalf of the European Commission

(10.9.2021)

The advanced purchase agreements (APAs) contain binding orders concerning both the number of vaccine doses to be delivered and the timing of deliveries. It is essential that the six companies fulfil their legal obligations.

All the APAs concluded by the Commission with vaccine manufacturers respect the Product Liability Directive[1]. Any vaccine put on the EU market needs to be approved by the Commission following a positive assessment by the European Medicines Agency. Liability remains with vaccine manufacturers, and citizens’ rights remain fully protected. This being said, the APAs allow Member States to indemnify vaccine manufacturers for certain liabilities incurred under specific and strict conditions, to compensate for the high risks taken by the manufacturers in order to produce vaccines much faster than in pre-pandemic times.

Currently, five of the APAs are available in redacted form on the Commission’s website[2]. The names of signatories are concealed for personal data protection reasons.


[1] https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:31985L0374&from=EN

[2] https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/public-health/eu-vaccines-strategy_en

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