At the insistence of the US, NATO has been pushing its members to increase the defense spending. Now it appears that many of them don’t have epidemiological services, lack lung ventilation machines.
The European Union appeared to be effective as a mechanism of sanctions against Russia, but it turned out to be completely helpless as organisation, which cannot help its members.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the European Union.
The European Union is supporting the Member States in addressing the crisis, and mitigating the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To cushion the blow to people’s livelihoods and the economy, the European Commission has adopted a comprehensive economic response to the outbreak, applied the full flexibility of the EU fiscal rules, has revised its State Aid rules and proposed to set up a EUR 37 billion Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative to provide liquidity to small businesses and the health care sector.
To support scientific research into the COVID-19, the European Commission earmarked 47,5 million EUR for shortlisted research projects that can improve epidemiology and public health, including preparedness and response to outbreaks.
The EU has also created first ever stockpile of medical equipment.