Vaccines

21 Jun: Euro-spin -Commission verses AstraZeneca

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

On Friday 18 June a judge at the Court of First Instance in Brussels, Belgium, ruled on the case of the European Union verses AstraZeneca. 

The European Union was suing AstraZeneca for failing to deliver the Covid-19 vaccinations as agreed in the contract signed by both parties at the end of 2020. By the start of the year,  AstraZeneca said that it would be unable to deliver the full 300 million doses that Europe was expecting, and could only deliver one third of that amount. The relationship quickly turned acrimonious …

10 Jun: Certification should allow for vacations and negotiations to restart.

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

Will we or won’t we be able to go on holiday this summer and once again be able to travel freely for business and pleasure? Questions millions of Europeans, and indeed global citizens, have been asking for over a year now. As we begin to finally approach some clarity, what can we expect from the Digital Covid Certificate? 

In its plenary this week, the European Parliament endorsed the highly contentious Digital Covid Certificate. ‘Contentious’ because it had originally been labelled a “Covid passport”, then a “Digital Green Certificate”, then promoted …

03 Jun: World leaders unite to commit to global equitable access for COVID-19 vaccines

(Source: European Investment Bank)

The Gavi COVAX AMC Summit “One World Protected” virtual event, hosted by the Government of Japan and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, raised US$ 2.4 billion from nearly 40 donor governments, the private sector and foundations, exceeding the funding target and bringing the total pledged to the COVAX AMC to US$ 9.6 billion to dateThe funds raised will enable Gavi to secure 1.8 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines for lower-income countries participating in the COVAX FacilityThe vaccines, to be delivered in 2021 and early 2022, will enable COVAX to protect almost 30% of the adult population in 91…

11 May: AT A GLANCE: EU support for vaccination efforts in the Western Balkans

(Source: EU Parliament)

The coronavirus pandemic has accentuated the call for global solidarity and increased the need for health care and social support in the Western Balkans. The EU’s response has included the ‘Team Europe’ facility, but also specific initiatives for the Western Balkans. In addition to the EU co-funded Covax facility, the most recent proposal by the European Commission and Austria, announced in April 2021, confirmed the delivery of some 651 000 vaccines to the region, where the EU is competing with other global actors, such as Russia and China.

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11 May: AT A GLANCE: EU support for vaccination efforts in the Western Balkans

(Source: EU Parliament)

The coronavirus pandemic has accentuated the call for global solidarity and increased the need for health care and social support in the Western Balkans. The EU’s response has included the ‘Team Europe’ facility, but also specific initiatives for the Western Balkans. In addition to the EU co-funded Covax facility, the most recent proposal by the European Commission and Austria, announced in April 2021, confirmed the delivery of some 651 000 vaccines to the region, where the EU is competing with other global actors, such as Russia and China.

Full Report…