The EU will block the export of Astra vaccine and components to the UK

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The EU will review all requests for exports A senior EU official said the AstraZeneca PLC was giving the UK a “very serious” vaccine and would probably reject it until the drug manufacturer fulfilled its delivery obligations, a senior EU official said.

Responding to remarks by UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace on Sunday that the EU must honor its vaccination agreement, the Brussels official said the EU had no obligation to help the EU meet its commitments.

The EU has its own agreement with the company that is not currently being respected, and any vaccines and ingredients produced in European factories will now be reserved for local delivery, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because decisions are under consideration. And have not been disclosed.