December 2020

A bottle label reading "Vaccine Covid-19" next to US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German biotech company BioNTech logos in a picture taken on November 23, 2020. Photo: Joel Saget / AFP
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BioNTech speaks of ‘complex network’ of production for vaccine

The German Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer BioNTech has a complex network of manufacturing capabilities in Europe and there is also the Pfizer network in the United States.
Dec. 24, 2020, Great Britain, London: Boris Johnson, prime minister of Great Britain, speaks at a news conference in Downing Street after a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations. Photo: Paul Grover/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
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EU begins process to approve provisional post-Brexit deal

The European Union ambassadors have agreed on the trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom due to Brexit. However, both sides still do need some time.
"To me, Brexit means logistical chaos, which will hinder our work," says Bulgarian truck driver Dimitar Velinov. Photo: Nikolay Doychinov / AFP
"To me, Brexit means logistical chaos, w... […]

Trucker, fisherman, scientist… the voices of Brexit

They transport goods from Europe to Britain, export British produce to the EU, or recruit scientists and researchers... AFP has spoken to six people whose lives will be directly affected by Brexit
ARCHIV - 27.11.2019, Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz: Ugur Sahin, Vorstandsvorsitzender von Biontech, gestikuliert während des Interviews. Ugur Sahin ist der Chef der Firma Biontech. Sie hat einen Corona-Impfstoff entwickelt. Foto: Andreas Arnold/dpa - ACHTUNG: Dieses Foto hat dpa bereits im Bildfunk gesendet - Honorarfrei nur für Bezieher des Dienstes dpa-Nachrichten für Kinder +++ dpa-Nachrichten für Kinder +++
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BioNTech: Vaccine likely also effective against new variants

Even if the coronavirus has mutated, German vaccine manufacturer BioNTech still believes that it is highly likely it can be combatted effectively. Company boss Ugur Sahin is considering new production facilities for the vaccine so that orders can be delivered earlier.
A sign informing customers that the shop will be closed until January 10, 2020 at the entrance to a shop in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on December 16, 2020. Photo: Armando Babani / AFP
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Europe tightens virus curbs as Christmas surge fears grow

Several European countries tightened coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday, as Germany set a record for daily deaths and the US broke its own daily high for infection numbers
The warehouse of logistics platform 2XL in Zeebrugge that delivers groceries to UK retailers from the Belgian port, pictured on December 14, 2020. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
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EU suppliers race food to UK ahead of Brexit deadline

In the port of Zeebrugge, robot lift-trucks are working flat out to stockpile and ship Europe's biggest brands to UK supermarkets before the New Year Brexit deadline heralds new trade barriers