Young people are victims of a “mental health pandemic” due to the impact of Covid-19, Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh told the European Parliament in Strasb(...)

Delivery of the VLA2001 inactivated vaccine is expected to begin in April 2022, subject to EMA approval, Valneva said.  Photograph: iStock

French vaccines company Valneva’s share price jumped more than 20 per cent on Wednesday after it won European Commission approval for a deal under whi(...)

AstraZeneca and the EU have ended their dispute over vaccine supplies.

The European Commission and AstraZeneca announced they had reached a deal for the delivery of 200 million outstanding Covid-19 vaccines, ending a lega(...)

A woman receiving a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine at a vaccination centre in Garlan, western France. Photograph: Fred Tanneau/AFP via Getty Images

Ireland is expected to imminently receive a boost in Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine deliveries after the European Medicines Agency announced it had approved (...)

The European Commission has released new travel recommendations ahead of the launch of the EU digital Covid certificate. Photograph: Scott McIntyre/The New York Times

All people who have been fully vaccinated against or have recently recovered from Covid-19 could be exempt from any quarantine or testing requirements(...)

Mock-up of a digital health passport app. Under the EU system, fully vaccinated people holding EU Digital Covid Certificates, will be exempt from quarantines and travel curbs. Photograph: iStock

EU member states, including the Republic, should start issuing Covid passports if possible before July 1st, the European Commission urged on Monday. (...)

The joint statement came came after Brussels announced plans to tighten controls on vaccine exports to some countries. File photograph: Getty

Britain and the European Union may agree to share vaccine doses after brinkmanship between the two sides was eased by a declaration to work together t(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

Criticisms of the European Commission as undemocratic are often crude, ignoring the balance of powers with EU national leaders and the European Parlia(...)

  European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen. There is no doubt that the past 12 months have been replete with strategic mistakes and gaffes, and the EU would be foolish not to take account of that. Photograph:  Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The braying of the Tory press in Britain has become deafening; the malicious chortling of the Brexit-supporting newspapers and politician growing to a(...)

A dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is adminsitered at a coronavirus vaccination clinic held in  Brixton, London on Thursday. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Europe’s medicines regulator sits down today to consider approval for a vaccine that has from a long way out been expected to be a game changer in fin(...)

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