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25th Feb 2021

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UK looks into AstraZeneca vaccine being made in India

The UK's official medicines watchdog is examining manufacturing processes at the world's largest vaccine-producer site in India, which could pave the way to ship the AstraZeneca vaccine from there to the UK, Reuters reported on Monday. The Serum Institute of India is already producing vaccines for low and medium-income countries like Brazil, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. Britain has ordered 100 million doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine.

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Green Deal

EU sets out plan to mitigate 'unavoidable' climate events

Extreme climate-related events cost the EU's economy €12bn annually. Brussels aims to reduce the so-called climate protection gap - the difference between insurance protection and total losses - which is widening due to more frequent extreme weather events.

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Questions for Germany on EU's Russia strategy

Suspension or cancellation of Nord Stream 2 does not call for a drawn-out search for unanimity by the EU's foreign ministers, nor complex ratification procedures in the European Parliament or member states' parliaments, write three former EU prime ministers.

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