19 June 2021,   04:22
European Union doesn’t renew the order for AstraZeneca vaccine

The EU Commission did not renew its order for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, the European Union’s Internal Market Commissioner said.

“We have not renewed the order for after June. We’ll see what will happen next”, - Thierry Breton told French radio France Inter.

The announcement comes one day after the European Union cemented its support for Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine by agreeing to a massive contract extension for a potential 1.8 billion doses through 2023.

Two weeks ago, the EU launched legal proceedings against AstraZeneca for allegedly failing to respect the terms of its contract with the 27-nation bloc.