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According to news media: The EU subsidized the creation of vaccine factories even before the vaccine was approved for use, in exchange for a promise to start production and stockpile production before approval for delivery after approval. Apparently the contracts contain terms like best effort, which is less than a firm promise to deliver. The full details ...


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The main focus of the delays centre around AstraZeneca. Pfizer has also had delays, but they are less relevant. The claim by the EU is that the contract they have with AstraZeneca is that their manufacturing facilities in the EU and the U.K. should all be used to ensure delivery of the initial doses (300 million + 100 million) that the EU ordered. The claim ...


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Part of the European Commission's allegation is that problems with AstraZeneca's production facilities in the UK may be compensated by the company's factories in the EU. According to reporting by The Guardian: The development came as Belgian regulators launched an investigation into AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine production site 25 miles (40km) south of ...


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In a Feb 10 news release EMA disagrees: The European Medicines Agency has to date not received an application for a rolling review or a marketing authorisation for the vaccine developed by the Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia, the Sputnik V vaccine (Gam-COVID-Vac), despite reports stating the opposite. As of Feb 11, ...


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Conservative Minister Brandon Lewis, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland seems to believe so. In remarks made on Question Time in late January 2020 he recommended companies that wish to trade in both the UK and EU set up or invest in Northern Ireland to take advantage of its unfettered access to both markets. "That’s going to mean, if you’re a ...


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No. To avoid a "hard" border on the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland has effectively remained in the EU single market and EU rules and regulations apply. The rest of the UK has left the single market, and consequently, since goods imported into Northern Ireland are easily exported to the EU, they must be checked to conform to EU rules. This ...


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