'We're not a punching bag!' EU hits back at UK and threatens 'sanctions'

President Sassoli insisted the European Union is not a “punching bag” and will no longer accept obstacles to its common vaccination programme.

Brussels has been threatening to impose stricter control on the exports of the coronavirus vaccine from the bloc to third-countries after suffering severe delays in delivering the jab to its own citizens.

AstraZeneca has sparked particular fury from the EU after European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen claimed the Anglo-Swedish company had been reneging on its contractual obligations towards the bloc.

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