Press release - COVID-19: MEPs call for a more unified EU response

Respecting strict sanitary precautions, lead MEPs from all political groups gathered in a special session in the Brussels chamber on Thursday, with others following the debate from home.

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  • Respecting strict sanitary precautions, lead MEPs from all political groups gathered in a special session in the Brussels chamber on Thursday, with others following the debate from home.
  • The free movement of goods and services is the only way to get supplies to where they are needed.
  • The EU is not even capable of coordinating the measures taken by the member states.
  • The Greens call for financial help to people who have lost their income and, through coronabonds, to ensure the stability of EU countries.