Austrian leader Sebastian Kurz threatened to veto the purchase of 100m Pfizer/BionTech vaccine doses, saying he would block the move unless his country got a larger share. Mr Kurz demanded more jabs from the initial 10m to be delivered after warning the
Frenchman Pierre Karleskind, chair of the fisheries committee, claimed Downing Street was giving MEPs a reason to vote down the future relationship treaty. He argued No10’s suggestion the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was funded by UK taxpayers could be provocative to euro politicians ahead
US Senator Richard Neal was speaking before the European Union confirmed its intention to launch legal action against the UK over what it regards as a breach of international law in respect of the Northern Ireland protocol. Mr Neal, the Democrat chairman
French MEP Nathalie Loiseau said Boris Johnson’s move to ignore EU red tape for the region showed Britain “doesn’t respect its commitments towards” the bloc. She was in a cabal of angry EU Parliament chiefs who have threatened to vote down the
Luxembourg MEP Christophe Hansen said Boris Johnson’s plan to ignore EU red tape relating to the region could have severe consequences for the future relationship pact. The EU Parliament is still yet to vote to fully ratify the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.