Johnson & Johnson suspends delivery of COVID vaccine to EU over rare blood clots
The rollout of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine is paused in the EU, along with South Africa and the United States over blood clotting...
EMA stops short of imposing age restriction on AstraZeneca COVID vaccine despite thrombosis risk
A European Medicines Agency evaluation of blood clotting incidents linked to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is unable to identify common risk factors but cases are predominantly...
UK regulator considering change in advice on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for young people

The UK vaccines regulator is considering advising against young people taking the AstraZeneca vaccine over fears of rare blood clots

The UK vaccines regulator is considering advising against...

COVID-19: Malta is fast to vaccinate elderly, but rest of Europe lags behind

Politico vaccine data shows only five countries have met EU targets to vaccinate 80% of people aged over 80

Politico vaccine data shows only five countries have met EU...

Maltese say they approve increase in EU humanitarian aid to developing countries

More than half the Maltese want the EU to spend more on humanitarian aid than it currently does

More than half the Maltese want the EU to spend more on...

European Commission proposes digital certificate for COVID vaccination and testing

The certificate will serve as proof that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, has tested negative, or has recovered from COVID-19

The certificate will serve as proof that a person has...

Agius Saliba: We can’t stand up to these big tech giants alone, but we can join forces

The pressure is on worldwide to start regulating tech giants, as Australia passed a controversial media bargaining code that will require social media...

The pressure is on worldwide to start regulating tech...

Updated | Spain, France and Italy join growing list of EU countries suspending Astrazeneca vaccine use

Spain will suspend use of the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine for 15 days • France and Italy will stop administering...

Spain will suspend use of the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine...

European Medicines Agency to decide on Janssen's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine next week

The European Medicines Agency will decide whether to approve Janssen's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine for use in the EU on 11 March

The European Medicines Agency will decide whether to...

Maltese MEPs nuanced over proposed law for an EU minimum wage

Maltese MEPs support European directive on adequate minimum wages but are...

Maltese MEPs support European directive on adequate...

COVID-19: Brussels working on digital green pass for summer travel

‘Digital green pass’ could be announced in the next weeks for those...

‘Digital green pass’ could be announced in the...

MEPs lead the charge on Openlux tax transparency battle

Luxembourg dismisses accusations of rampant tax avoidance, insists the...

Luxembourg dismisses accusations of rampant tax...

[WATCH] COVID-19: MEPs and pharma CEOs discuss ways to increase vaccine rollout

CEOs and representatives of pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca, Moderna, CureVac, Novavax, Pfizer and Sanofi, were challenged by MEPs to remove barriers to...

CEOs and representatives of pharmaceutical companies...

COVID-19 vaccine makers ‘must deliver’, European Commission chief warns

Ursula von der Leyen says the EU will set up a ‘vaccine export transparency mechanism’ in the wake of coronavirus vaccine supply cuts by AstraZeneca

Ursula von der Leyen says the EU will set up a...

Brussels warns it will tighten COVID-19 vaccine export rules amid row with AstraZeneca

European Health Commissioner warns of COVID-19 vaccine export controls after disappointing meeting with AstraZeneca amid row over drop in supplies

European Health Commissioner warns of COVID-19 vaccine...

EU leaders discuss COVID-19 variants as contagion risk raised to ‘very high’

At a virtual council meeting, EU leaders discussed the challenges posed by the new COVID-19 variants • Malta, Greece and Portugal push for...

At a virtual council meeting, EU leaders discussed the...

European regulator to deliver verdict on Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine by 29 January

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University may be given the go-ahead for distribution in the EU by 29 January after the company...

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford...

Strong earthquake hits Croatia, destroys town

Croatia is struck by a powerful earthquake, the second in as many days •...

Croatia is struck by a powerful earthquake, the second in...

COVID-19: EU tells countries to lift UK travel bans over coronavirus mutation fears

Officials from the European Union warned governments to reverse their decision to scrap transport links with the UK over coronavirus fears, saying that the...

Officials from the European Union warned governments to...

European Commission gives final go-ahead for first vaccine against COVID-19

The first COVID-19 vaccine is given the final go-ahead by the European Commission to start rolling out across the EU after positive recommendation from the...

The first COVID-19 vaccine is given the final go-ahead by...