EU considers possibility of border closure extension

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, the next EU budget should take the form of a new “Marshall Plan”
18:21, 3 April 2020

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On April 3, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated that there were negotiations among European Union member states over whether or not to extend border closures beyond Easter in order to deal with the COVID-19 thread. It was reported by Reuters.

We are in consultation with member states on how to proceed beyond Easter,” she told Europe 1 radio.

She also added that the next EU budget should take the form of a new “Marshall Plan” to speed up Europe’s recovery from the coronavirus outbreak.

Related: EU to allocate €80 million to Ukraine for fight against Covid-19

As we reported earlier, UN Secretary-General António Guterres believes that COVID-19 is a threat to all of humanity, and it will cause economic consequences that will provoke a recession.

"This gives reason to believe that this is indeed the biggest crisis of those that we have had to deal with since the Second World War," the UN Secretary-General stated.

He also predicts that global investment will drop to 40%.

"COVID-19 is the greatest test we have faced since the inception of the UN," Guterres added. 

Related: EU may close borders for two years, - Czech official

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