The lawsuit has been backed by all 27 member states and the drugmaker said it will “strongly” fight the case. Sky News reports that the European Commission launched legal action against AstraZeneca for not respecting a contract for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines. The commission’s spokesperson confirmed that it started legal proceedings against AstraZeneca on 23 April. Under its contract with the European Commission, the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical firm committed to making “best reasonable efforts to supply 180 million doses of the Covid-19 to the EU in the second quarter of this year.