This week, the US government announced a sudden about-turn on its stance on vaccine waivers, which was met with praise from many EU officials. Investigate Europe documents how governments opposed the waiver fiercely until the very last moment. Read more "The unexpected European dilemma: Support the US — or Big Pharma?"
A few companies own the Covid-19 vaccines, but they are not able to make nearly enough. Why do European countries continue to dismiss a demand that would let all factories with spare capacity to produce more vaccines? Read more "Europe blocks move that would massively expand Covid vaccine production capacity. Why?"
A dozen African countries are in the process of joining the Energy Charter Treaty. European states pay for the campaign to convince countries in the global South to join a treaty that lets foreign companies sue them in international tribunals. Yemen made it just before the decision was taken to … Read more "Disputed energy pact recruits developing countries"
The Moria refugee camp has been a shop window for Europe’s asylum policies, featuring deterrence. Governments have spent billions of public funds to curb migration. But deterrence does not work on refugees, say migration experts. Instead, they call for alternatives that are both realistic and humane. Read more "The EU asylum policy of deterrence is inhumane – and does not work"
There have been historic attempts to secure Covid-19 vaccines for all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. Why, then, does it again look like rich countries will get vaccines and the poor will have to wait in line? Read more "History repeats itself: Attempts to prevent vaccine injustice have provided questionable results"