EU  lawyer  Rafael Jafferali said  AstraZeneca did not even try to respect its contract with the 27-nation bloc for the supply of Covid-19 vaccines. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA-EFE

AstraZeneca should pay multimillion-euro daily penalties if it continues to fail to deliver Covid-19 vaccines on time, the EU told a court in Belgium (...)

Supporters of  Catalan independence  during a  hearing regarding  dismissed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, outside the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont was spared custody on Monday, when a Brussels court ruled he could remain at liberty in Belgium until it (...)