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EU auditors call for pandemic procurement guidelines

EU auditors called on Monday on the commission to create pandemic procurement guidelines, reflecting on lessons learnt from the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out. In a report, they said EU negotiators did not fully analyse "the production and supply chain challenges" of vaccine production until most of the contracts were already signed. Contracts signed in 2021 had stronger provisions in delivery schedules and production locations than those signed in 2020.

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EU Commission wants drones for Bulgaria on Turkey border

The European Commission wants to shore up the land border between Bulgaria and Turkey with drones. "We can strengthen the border with management capabilities," European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen told MEPs.

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Europe is giving more aid to Ukraine than you think

'Europeans need to pull their weight in Ukraine. They should pony up more funds.' Such has been the chorus since the start of the war. The problem is the argument isn't borne out by the facts, at least not anymore.

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