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Under the latest changes, the European Commission will weigh the vaccine needs of the destination country against those in the EU. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto / AFP
Under the latest changes, the European C... […]

EU vaccine export-vetting scheme: 5 things to know

The European Commission has toughened up its Covid-19 vaccine export vetting scheme. Here are the five main things to know about the "transparency and authorisation mechanism"
ARCHIV - Deutsche Polizeibeamte blockieren den Grenzübergang Moldau/ Neurehefeld im Erzgebirge mit einem Einsatzfahrzeug, nachdem die Einreise-Kontrollen aufgrund der Coronavirus-Situation verschärft worden waren. Deutschland gerät wegen der verschärften Einreiseregeln für Tschechien, die Slowakei und Tirol immer stärker unter Druck. Foto: Ondøej Hájek/CTK/dpa
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Germany extends pandemic border restrictions

Border restrictions banning the vast majority of people from entering from the Czech Republic and the Austrian state of Tyrol are to now remain in place until March 3.
An employee works on the vaccine packing line at the factory of British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) where the Covid-19 CureVac vaccine will be produced in Wavre, Belgium on February 8, 2021. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
An employee works on the vaccine packing... […]

Pandemic showcases Belgium as Europe’s Vaccine Valley

A small country with an outsize reputation in research and pharmaceuticals, Belgium has emerged with a strategic role in the world's battle against the coronavirus
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives a press conference during a plenary session at the EU Parliament in Brussels on January 20, 2021. Photo: John Thys / AFP
European Commission President Ursula von... […]

Vaccine storm engulfs EU chief von der Leyen

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen faces the deepest political crisis of her mandate so far, under intense fire over delayed vaccine deliveries and the bungled roll-out of export controls
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 24, 2020 a person unpacks a special refrigerated box of Moderna Covid-19 at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts. - A Washington law student ended up getting more than just groceries during a recent supermarket trip, after randomly receiving a Covid-19 vaccination. David MacMillan and his friend were at a Giant Food store in the US capital last week and were surprised when a worker in the supermarket's pharmacy section offered them each a shot. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)
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EU watchdog backs second coronavirus vaccine

The EU's drug regulator has approved the Moderna coronavirus jab, the bloc's second and a shot in the arm for Europe's slow-moving vaccine roll-out
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen gives a press conference at the European headquarters in Brussels on November 16, 2020. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / Pool / AFP
European Commission president Ursula von... […]

Members worry EU will bend as Brexit talks run out of road

EU member states have warned European negotiators not to lose their nerve in negotiations with Britain, in a rare reproach as post-Brexit talks entered their most delicate phase