The European Commission is taking legal action against vaccine maker AstraZeneca.
The British-Swedish pharmaceutical company has been supplying far fewer corona vaccines than agreed for months, and a committee spokesperson explains the decision.
The commission and the 27 EU countries want the pharmaceutical company to stick to the contract and deliver the promised doses more quickly.
Both in the first and the second quarter, the British-Swedish manufacturer is nowhere near meeting its obligations. There is no fear of jeopardizing the relationship with the pharmaceutical company, according to an EU source. It has already soured forever.
A handful of EU countries, including heavyweights Germany and France, initially did not like going to court. They mainly wanted to work with the company to get the promised vaccines.