The Commission will confront today AstraZeneca in a Belgian court over coronavirus vaccine delivery shortfalls that hampered efforts to kickstart inoculations across the bloc, news wires reported. Lawyers for both sides were due to appear before a judge in the French-speaking court in Brussels already in the morning. Another hearing is scheduled for Friday.
Ryanair won two victories in its fight against billions of euros extended in state aid to rivals as Europe's second-highest court annulled the support given to KLM and Portugal's TAP on the grounds that regulators failed to justify the huge cash injections.
The Commission started legal action against British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca due to breaches of its Covid-19 vaccine supply contract, news wires reported. The EU executive began the process on Friday because some terms of the contract have not been respected, commission spokesperson Stefan De Keersmaecker said on Monday.
A controversial cap to control soaring rents in the German capital has been scrapped in the courts, in a ruling welcomed by landlords but panned by tenants, thousands of whom took to the streets to protest, dpa reported.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was back in court for his corruption trial on Monday as the country’s political parties were set to weigh in on whether he should form the next government after a closely divided election or step down to focus on his legal woes.
A contentious curfew imposed last month by the Dutch government to reduce the spread of coronavirus will remain in place for the time being, as a legal challenge against the regulation is mounted, dpa reported. The Netherlands has been under a 9 pm to 4:30 am curfew since 23 January.
Ten days after Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny last appeared in a makeshift courtroom at a Moscow police station, he is set to have an appeals hearing today over the decision to jail him ahead of his trial next week, news wires reported.
Italy is considering legal action against Pfizer Inc after the U.S. drugmaker announced a further cut in coronavirus vaccine deliveries, the country’s Covid-19 special commissioner Domenico Arcuri said on Wednesday. Pfizer told Italy last week that it was cutting its deliveries by 29%.
Ruling in favour of caution when it comes to protecting bees, the European Court of Justice on Thursday found that France did not violate EU rules when it banned certain chemicals considered harmful to bees.
Italy’s former Interior minister and League leader Matteo Salvini appeared on Saturday before a court in Sicily for a hearing on charges that he illegally detained migrants at sea ahead of a potentially career-derailing trial, news wires reported.