The European Union, which is preparing to sue AstraZeneca, has decided not to renew its contract with the pharmaceutical group for the supply of vaccines against Covid-19, announced the European Commissioner for Internal Trade Thierry Breton.
We have not renewed the order after June. We will see what will happen,
" he said on France Inter on Sunday.
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On April 16, the Minister for Industry, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, had already warned on BFMTV that the non-renewal of the contract was "the greatest probability", after months of tensions with the laboratory.
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A week later, the EU also initiated legal action against the laboratory which did not respect the terms of the contract in terms of deliveries, according to Brussels.