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Australia asks E.U. to stop blocking vaccines after Italy banned AstraZeneca exports

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

Italy banned a shipment of more than a quarter-million doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 shots from leaving the 27-nation bloc for Australia.
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Australia Asks European Commission To Review Italy's Block On Vaccine Shipments

Australia Asks European Commission To Review Italy's Block On Vaccine Shipments

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The blocked shipment of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines was the first intervention by the EU since the bloc approved rules that could restrict vaccine exports to non-member nations.
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‘Unbridled crisis situation': Australian PM says he understands Italy's export block on 250,000 Covid-19 vaccines

‘Unbridled crisis situation': Australian PM says he understands Italy's export block on 250,000 Covid-19 vaccines

1 month ago   |   By RT

Australia's prime minister has brushed off Italy's decision to block the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccines as the EU continues to try to limit deliveries to other countries to address a shortage of doses across the continent.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a statement on Friday, saying Italy's decision was “understandable,” as he recognized the need for more vaccines in countries across Europe that are crippled by high case numbers, while Australia has managed to get the virus under control.
They are in an unbridled crisis situation. That is not the situation in...
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Ban vaccine export? We can do the same, French minister says, after Italy stopped AstraZeneca shipment to Australia

Ban vaccine export? We can do the same, French minister says, after Italy stopped AstraZeneca shipment to Australia

1 month ago   |   By RT

France could take a cue from Italy and ban the export of Covid-19 vaccines, the French health minister said. Italy blocked a shipment of AstraZeneca jabs to Australia under the EU's anti-shortfall rules.
“I understand Italy,” French Health Minister Olivier Veran told BFM on Friday, when asked about the Italian export ban. “We could do the same.”
Veran also said that Paris supports Brussels' approach to vaccination campaigns in the EU.
France will work with its European partners to make sure the pharma companies respect their contracts.
Brussels mandated this year that vaccine manufacturers...
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