26th February 2021

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EU chief admits ‘late to authorise’ and ‘too optimistic’ about Covid vaccine plans

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Latest: Coronavirus in Spain figures (25 Feb) The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has admitted that the EU’s Covid-19 vaccination plans were ‘too
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Pharmaceutical groups ‘must deliver’ on vaccine obligations, insists EU president

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Latest: Coronavirus in Spain figures (9 Feb) Pharmaceutical groups producing Covid-19 vaccines ‘must deliver’, the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has insisted, as tensions
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EU leaders ‘strongly discourage’ travel, warning of tighter border controls

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Latest: Coronavirus in Spain figures (9 Feb) European Union leaders meeting via video link on Thursday ‘strongly discouraged’ citizens from non-essential travel and warned that tighter restrictions
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As EU approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Spain to start vaccinations on Sunday

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Latest: Coronavirus in Spain figures (11 Jan) As the European Union has now officially approved the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, several EU countries – including Spain
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EU leaders conclude marathon summit with ‘historic’ rescue package

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EU leaders concluded a marathon summit in the early hours of Tuesday to reach a ‘historical’ deal for a huge €750 billion recovery plan for their