Pfizer final week mentioned it was quickly slowing provides to Europe to make manufacturing modifications that will increase output. On Friday, AstraZeneca additionally mentioned that preliminary deliveries to the area will fall brief due to a manufacturing glitch.

Reuters

PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 04:20 PM IST

The European Union will make pharmaceutical corporations respect contracts they’ve signed for the availability of Covid-19 vaccines, European Council President Charles Michel mentioned on Sunday.

Pfizer Inc final week mentioned it was quickly slowing provides to Europe to make manufacturing modifications that will increase output. On Friday, AstraZeneca additionally mentioned that preliminary deliveries to the area will fall brief due to a manufacturing glitch.

“We plan to make the pharmaceutical companies respect the contracts they have signed … by using the legal means at our disposal,” Michel mentioned on Europe 1 radio.

He didn’t point out potential sanctions however mentioned that the EU would insist on transparency concerning the causes for the delays.

He mentioned that after Pfizer’s first warnings about delays of a number of weeks, the EU had managed to scale back these delays by taking a tricky stance.

“We banged our fist on the table and finally announced delays of several weeks turned into a slowdown of deliveries,” he mentioned.

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