French Industry Minister: AstraZeneca CEO is 'on a hot seat'

Vial labelled with partially torn sticker "AstraZeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine" and a broken syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration

PARIS (Reuters) - The chief executive of AstraZeneca - whose COVID-19 vaccine has been temporarily suspended in several European countries - is "on a hot seat and knows it", said French Industry Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher.

Pannier-Runacher also told France Info radio on Tuesday that France needed more details from AstraZeneca regarding its COVID-19 vaccine production plans.

(Reporting by Matthias Blamont; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)