Europe is now the epicentre of the outbreak, according to the WHO [Riccardo De Luca/Anadolu]
Geneva, Switzerland – The European Union has taken extraordinary measures to help member states address the COVID-19 emergency as the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Europe has become the centre of the pandemic.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday the bloc would ease fiscal rules and redirect budget funds to allow member states to invest in their economies and health sectors as well as address the sanitary emergency.
“The European Union can withstand this shock,” Von der Leyen said.
“But each member state needs to live up to its full responsibility and the EU as a whole needs to be determined, coordinated and