AstraZeneca believes it doesn’t have to send vaccines to the EU from all of its factories

AstraZeneca vaccinePhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

AstraZeneca is not obliged to deliver vaccines to the EU from all its factories, the company claimed when the processing of the EU’s lawsuit began in court in Brussels.

The EU has sued the company because it believes AstraZeneca has not fulfilled its obligations under the COVID-19 vaccine contracts. Among other things, the company’s plan to deliver vaccine doses on time is described as insufficient.

One of the arguments the pharmaceutical giant used to defend itself when the trial started on Wednesday is that it is not stated in the contract that the vaccines must be sent from all AstraZeneca’s factories, Reuters writes.

The dispute concerns the company’s British facilities in particular. Vaccines produced there have mostly been used in the UK, which has made significantly more progress than the EU when it comes to vaccination.

At the first court hearing, the court in Brussels decided to hold two more sessions on May 26. A decision is expected in a few weeks, according to Reuters.

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