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AstraZeneca must 'catch up' with Europe before exporting, says Ursula von der Leyen

Telegraph, 26 Mar 2021
The European Commission president has warned AstraZeneca that it must "honour" its vaccine contract with the bloc before exporting doses elsewhere in the world.

Ursula von der Leyen urged "transparency" from other countries, but did not confirm if the EU would bring in tougher export restrictions on coronavirus jabs, amid a row over supplies with the British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant.

However, she acknowledged that worldwide supply chains needed to remain "intact" for vaccine production, while some European leaders appeared optimistic that the UK and EU could soon resolve their dispute over supplies.

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