EU’s von der Leyen: reinforced civil protection mechanism will help tackle COVID crisis

Malaysia



PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union’s chief executive Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday that a decision to strengthen the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism would help the bloc in its fight against COVID-19, in areas such as procuring medical equipment.

JustForex

“I welcome the agreement on strengthening the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. For the 1st time the EU will be able to directly procure what is needed to address a crisis, including medical equipment,” she wrote on her Twitter account.

“We must have the tools to support Member States rapidly when a crisis hits!”

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Gareth Jones)





Source link

Loading...

Articles You May Like

Explainer: How Japan plans to release contaminated Fukushima water into the ocean
Hong Kong’s multimillionaire population hit record high last year even as its economy had its worst recession on record
The day before elections, Peru marks record COVID-19 deaths
People can now think about summer vacations, UK minister says
No Ramadan bazaars in Kelantan, says state health exco