European Parliament approves measures for fight against Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

All funds will be spent to overcome the consequences of the crisis
17:42, 27 March 2020

The European Parliament adopted three proposals to help people and business to overcome the crisis. The proposals were adopted during the extraordinary plenary session on March 26 and will come into force after publication in the Official Journal of the European Union in the coming days as the European Parliament reported.

According to approved measures, part of the funds will be provided to the regions and countries, which suffered the most from coronavirus pandemic.

“€37 billion from available EU funds as soon as possible to citizens, regions and countries hit the hardest by the Coronavirus pandemic. The funds will be directed towards healthcare systems, SMEs, labour markets and other vulnerable parts of EU member states’ economies,” the message said.

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Besides, the measures include the extension of the EU Solidarity Fund to cover emergencies in public health. These measures will provide access of the European countries to €800 million in 2020.

One of the approved points is the temporary stop of EU rules on airport slots. This measure will stop air carriers from operating empty flights during the pandemic. 

Besides, these proposals are part of the coordinated EU measures on counteraction coronavirus pandemic’s influence, which were adopted by the European Commission on March 13.

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Earlier, the World Health Organization stated that in case if the authorities of all countries in the world do no assume aggressive measures, aiming for the fight against Covid-19 coronavirus, millions of people may die.

As we reported, the number of people infected with Covid-19 in Germany increased up to 41,343 people; 219 of them died.


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