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Danish politicians furious over "deeply provocative" Bavarian bonus

The "extraordinary" retention bonus that has been set aside for Bavarian Nordic CEO Paul Chaplin comes after the company received DKK 800m (USD 123m) in state support for its Covid-19 vaccine.

Bavarian Nordic CEO Paul Chaplin's vaccine experience is highly valuable, the company states. | Photo: Bavarian Nordic / PR

Bavarian Nordic's decision to set aside a significant retention bonus for its CEO Paul Chaplin has come under fire from several Danish politicians, who have called the move "deeply provocative," "grotesque" and "distasteful."

The bonus comes less than three months after the government agreed to provide DKK 800m (USD 123m) in state support for the company's Covid-19 vaccine candidate.

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