There are not many people who support the actions of the Mayor of Prague-6, Ondřej Kolář, he did not even ask what the inhabitants of his district think. No valid voting took place. The facts on the basis of which he made decisions, in fact, are his own readings of history.
Russia provided coronavirus aid to some European countries like Italy because nobody had helped them, not even their closest allies
This narrative also aims to undermine European and transatlantic solidarity in face of the crisis, in line with the Kremlin's long standing goal of weakening the EU and the transatlantic alliance.
While the COVID-19 did challenge Europe's crisis response mechanisms, the European Union is supporting Italy and other 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 has proposed setting 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 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 everstockpile of medical equipment.
Moreover, the response of individual EU members to the crisis since March is further proof that the “lack of solidarity” claim is false. As ECFR’s tracker shows, by the end of May, Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden had sent hundreds of thousands of protective masks, teams of medical professionals, and other forms of assistance to Italy.
On the 11 of April, US President Donald Trump ordered top U.S. administration officials to help Italy in fighting the novel coronavirus by providing medical supplies, humanitarian relief and other assistance. In a memo to several Cabinet ministers, Trump ordered a variety of measures to help Italy, including making U.S. military personnel in the country available for telemedicine services, helping set up field hospitals, and transporting supplies. He also ordered his Secretary of Commerce to encourage U.S. suppliers to sell products requested by Italian authorities and healthcare providers.
The US Department of State added that a "robust assistance package" will be given to Italy.
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