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EU initiates lawsuit against Astrazeneca for breach of contract

On Monday, the EU Commission announced that it has initiated a lawsuit against Swedish-British pharmaceutical company Astrazeneca.

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In the lawsuit, the EU accuses Astrazeneca of failing to live up to their agreements concerning the supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses. The firm also stands accused of having no credible plan for delivering the doses within an acceptable time frame.

The contract stated that the pharmaceutical company was obligated to provide 180 million vaccine doses to the EU in the second quarter this year for EUR 300m (USD 362.4m).

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