On the 2nd April, European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen presented a new set of measures taken by the European Commission to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. These new action complements the ones adopted already in March. Here is a (non-exhaustive) overview of the EU actions to address the current situation:
Addressing the economic impact:
Addressing the public health crisis
A Global response:
The European Commission has set up a dedicated website on the Coronavirus response.
Finance ministers of the Eurozone have met (virtually) multiple times to find an agreement on an economic package to tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus. On Thursday 9th, the Eurogroup agreed on a 540B €, after several days of negotiations. In addition, in the coming days Ministers will have to agree on a recovery plan to relaunch the economy once the pandemic starts receding, including the divisive issue joint debt issuance, or so-called ‘coronabonds’.
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