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EU Commission to buy 150m extra Moderna doses in 2022

The European Commission decided on Tuesday to amend its second contract with the pharmaceutical company Moderna to purchase, on behalf of all member states, 150 million additional doses in 2022. EU countries can resell or donate doses to other countries outside the EU or through the COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme led by the World Health Organization. The EU has secured a total of 460 million doses of Moderna.

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EU lags behind on 'military ambition'

Indecision on what kind of EU military forces would fight in what kind of conflicts is holding back EU ambition on "strategic autonomy", according to an internal document.

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EU leaders meet This WEEK amid EU-Poland clash

Vaccine roll-outs, energy prices, migration and an upcoming climate summit will top the agenda at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, while MEPs in Strasbourg tackle rule of law.

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