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EU watchdog criticizes European vaccine procurement, urges stronger negotiations in future

A new analysis by the European Court of Auditors point the finger at the EU’s lacking contractual provisions when procuring vaccines, arguing that ”shared guidelines” are needed.

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When the EU’s 27 member states have gone out to shop for Covid-19 vaccines in the past few years, they have neglected to read the small print concerning contract conditions and delivery guarantees, says the European Court of Auditors, ECA, the EU’s financial watchdog.

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