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Francesco Guarascio

EU says J&J to miss vaccine supply target in second quarter

10:55am EDT

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Johnson & Johnson is expected to miss its COVID-19 vaccine supply target to the European Union for the second quarter after millions of doses were banned for use in Europe over safety concerns, an EU Commission spokesman said.

EU foregoes 100 million J&J vaccines, considers donating other doses: sources

Jun 10 2021

BRUSSELS The European Union decided not to take up an option to buy 100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and is considering donating another 100 million optional shots, if ordered, European officials said.

EU, U.S. to agree reduction of vaccine export barriers, summit draft says

Jun 09 2021

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Union and the United States are set to agree at a summit on Tuesday to reduce export restrictions on COVID-19 vaccines and drugs, a draft joint text says, arguing that voluntary sharing of technology is the key to boosting output.

EU and U.S. to reduce vaccine export barriers, summit draft says

Jun 09 2021

BRUSSELS, June 9 The European Union and the United States are set to agree at a summit on Tuesday to reduce export restrictions on COVID-19 vaccines and drugs, a draft joint text says, arguing that voluntary sharing of technology is the key to boosting output.

Europe secures 55,000 doses of Roche-Regeneron COVID drug hope

Jun 03 2021

BRUSSELS The European Union has secured about 55,000 doses of a potential treatment for COVID-19 based on a cocktail of monoclonal antibodies developed by U.S. drugmaker Regeneron and Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche, an EU spokesman said.

EU seeks large AstraZeneca fine for alleged contract breach

May 26 2021

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -A lawyer for the European Union accused AstraZeneca on Wednesday of failing to respect its contract with the 27-nation bloc for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines and asked a Belgian court to impose a large fine on the company.

"Didn't even try": EU lawyer accuses AstraZeneca of contract breach

May 26 2021

BRUSSELS, May 26 A lawyer for the European Union accused AstraZeneca on Wednesday of not having even tried to respect its contract with the 27-nation bloc for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines and of failing to warn it in time of large cuts to deliveries.

EU expects to get more than a billion COVID-19 shots by September

May 25 2021

BRUSSELS (Reuters) -The European Union expects to have received more than a billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of September from four drugmakers, according to a document presented to EU leaders on Tuesday.

World News

Putin sees 'a lot of issues' at first summit with Biden

GENEVA (Reuters) -With deep disagreements likely and expectations of solving them low, U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down in a lakeside Geneva villa on Wednesday for their first summit since Biden took office.