According to local media, the Belgian citizen named Frederic Baldan, who is lobbying and accredited to EU institutions, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Union (EU) Commission, was not transparent in her communication with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla during the COVID-19 vaccine supply and thus, he applied to the EU’s top court, as he undermined his trust in EU institutions.
Baldan demanded that von der Leyen be sacked and that he be paid 100,000 euros in compensation.
He also filed a lawsuit in the local court.
On April 5, Baldan filed a lawsuit against von der Leyen in a Belgian court for the purpose of examining the communication records with Pfizer CEO Bourla. This process, which continues with allegations such as “abuse of office and title”, “destroying public documents”, “gaining illegal benefits” and “corruption”, may lead to the lifting of von der Leyen’s immunity.
The EU Commission has procured large quantities of vaccines from some drug and vaccine manufacturers in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, and has made its heaviest contract with Pfizer-BioNTech.
During the negotiations for this provision, telephone messages between von der Leyen and Bourla came to the fore, calls were made to the EU administration to explain the content of the messages, but the EU administration did not share these messages with the public.
EU Commission officials state that there is no rule requiring that the phone messages of the President and members of the Commission be stored, instead, only documents should be stored.
The EU Ombudsman reported at the beginning of last year that the EU Commission was exhibiting “bad management” because von der Leyen did not disclose her messaging with Bourla.