Coronavirus has destroyed the European Union. The EU only remembered about coordination now when the coronavirus crisis in Europe has already been partially overcome. The pandemic showed the union’s inability to take coordinated action and left the countries most affected by it, including Italy, alone with the terrible virus.
Coronavirus showed that the EU is not real union. We cannot call it a union as when corona hits a country, the other countries close their borders and leave it to deal with its affairs on its own.
A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the EU collapse as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
In the exceptional situation, many EU Member States introduced temporary border controls to slow the spread of coronavirus, which adhere to the Schengen border code. The EU Commission is ensuring that EU-wide supply chains continue to operate and that flow of goods and key services continues around the clock.
EU member states were not left to deal with the crisis on their own. 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.
The EU has also created the first-ever stockpile of medical equipment, while German hospitals took Italian patients, and masks were being sent to Italian doctors from France and Austria and much more.