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Germany will allow Johnson & Johnson vaccine for all ages

Germany on Monday said the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will now be made available to all adults, Reuters reported. Previously, older people were given priority access to this brand of vaccine. Last month, the EU drug regulator backed the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, after reviewing rare cases of bloc clotting in the US. Germans over 60 are expected to be vaccinated by late May or early June.

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Next week is time for EU to finally lead on rule of law

The EU Commission still has to prove they are ready to stand up for the rights of every citizen in the EU. Throwing the towel in would send a terrible signal to European leaders tempted to emulate Hungary and Poland.

Three-quarters of EU citizens support vaccines, survey finds

When asked how the EU handled the vaccination strategy among different institutions, respondents in Malta and Portugal tend to be most satisfied, while in France and Germany respondents are the least satisfied with the EU.

NGOs: Leaked EU biomass reform 'denial of science'

Green groups called on the European Commission to remove forest biomass from the Renewable Energy Directive, arguing that the proposal leaked this week shows a "clear denial of science" and "dangerous greenwashing".

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