Italy will file a lawsuit over delays in the supply of vaccines Pfizer and AstraZeneca :: Politics :: RBC

The authorities have pledged to put pressure on companies at a European level to honor their contractual obligations. Pfizer and AstraZeneca previously said they will not be able to meet the agreed supply of vaccine to Europe

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Italy will file a lawsuit over a cut in the supply of coronavirus vaccine produced by Pfizer and AstraZeneca, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said in interview TV and radio station RAI.

“AstraZeneca and Pfizer do not honor the contract, we will sue <...>… We will put pressure on the European level to ensure that pharmaceutical companies meet their commitments, ”said di Maio.

According to him, Italy was the first in Europe in terms of vaccination rates, but now they are slowing down.

Regional Affairs Minister Francesco Boccia said last week that there should be no unilateral cuts without prior notice.

Pfizer reported that shipments to Italy will be cut by 29%.

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