Denmark and Norway on Thursday temporarily suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, after reports of the formation of blood clots in 22 people among the three million who had received the shot, Reuters reported. The move comes after Austria stopped using a batch of AstraZeneca while examining a death from coagulation disorders. Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Latvia have also stopped providing this vaccines while investigations continue.
Green groups warned that if heavy industry continues to receive free allowances even after a carbon border levy is in place, this would essentially be a double subsidy for those sectors. “The European Commission must correct this,” the WWF warned.