Europe

Russia Demands Slovakia Return Its Sputnik V Vaccines

According to the state Russian direct investment fund (RDIF), Slovakia has violated the contract for the supply of this vaccine against covid-19. The fund, therefore, asked the Slovak government to return the shipment of this vaccine, Reuters reported. According to the TASS agency, RDIF stated that the Slovak State Institute for Drug Control (SÚKL) violated […]

Czech MEP Investigated Over China Ties

Czech member of the European Parliament Jan Zahradil is facing a formal investigation into whether he failed to properly disclose financial support from the Chinese Mission to the EU, Dutch media reported. In a letter to Dutch investigative magazine Follow The Money, a senior official confirmed that European Parliament President David Sassoli had instructed a group of key […]

EU Cuts Czech Republic From Extra Vaccine Deal

Austria, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic have been excluded from an EU move to provide millions of extra vaccines to hard-hit member countries, ending bitter negotiations over jab supply that have divided governments.   A coalition of 24 EU countries on Thursday decided on a “solidarity” mechanism that will provide 2.85m additional doses of the BioNTech/Pfizer […]