EU rocked by vaccine export control row

Export controls were pushed firmly into the public eye and onto newspaper front pages in Europe when a row broke out between the EU Commission and the UK over the roll-out of Covid vaccines.

Following criticism for a lacklustre performance in getting its citizens the vaccine, on 29 January, the European Commission published its “vaccine export transparency mechanism”, requiring drug makers to obtain authorization before exporting Covid-19 vaccines or its components outside the bloc. But it q...

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