Spanish MEP Iratxe García Pérez has decried the actions of the Anglo-Swedish drug manufacturer over the failure to meets the EU’s vaccine demands. She hit out at the failure of the European Commission to take robust action to secure doses of AstraZeneca. The Leader of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats told the European Parliament’s plenary session on Wednesday that the pharmaceutical company was “laughing in the face” of Brussels and demanded a tougher response.
Ms García Pérez told the EU Plenary meeting: “Today we heard the news that 30 million doses have been found hidden in Italy.
“This is the last straw.
“They are laughing in our face. It is the moment to accuse a company that is destroying the prestige of other pharmaceutical companies.
“The commission must act quickly.”
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