This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging the EU's incompetence and failure to act amid the coronavirus crisis, and suggesting that the EU will disintegrate as a result. It is in line with well-established pro-Kremlin disinformation efforts to undermine and delegitimise the EU.
The European Union is supporting Member States in addressing the crisis and has adopted measure to mitigate 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 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.
Read more about the EU's response here and here. For similar cases, see here, here, and here.