A recurrent narrative about the lack of solidarity inside the EU, in particular, to help Italy during the coronavirus epidemic. The narrative has been repeatedly debunked dozens of times.
The European Commission took multiple initiatives to help Italy and other member states deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, including support to the economy. Read more about the common European response to coronavirus here.
The European Union has also adopted a major recovery plan for Europe, to help repair the economic and social damage brought by the coronavirus pandemic.
Italy is one of the founding member states of the EU and exercises its sovereign choice to be a part of the European Union.