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Europe’s Response to CoVid-19 Pandemic

During these times of crisis, across the European Union, countries, regions and cities are stretching out a helping hand to neighbours and assistance is given to those most in need: donations of protective equipment such as masks, cross-border treatments of ill patients and bringing stranded citizens home.

Here is how Europe is responding to Covid19 pandemic

The European Commission is coordinating a common European response  to the outbreak of COVID-19. We are taking resolute action to reinforce our public health sectors and mitigate the socio-economic impact in the European Union. We are mobilising all means at our disposal to help our Member States coordinate their national responses and are providing objective information about the spread of the virus and effective efforts to contain it.

President von der Leyen has established a Coronavirus response team at political level to coordinate the response to the pandemic.

Apart from the President, the team includes:

Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager is in charge of a Europe fit for the digital age

Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis  is in charge of an economy that works for people

Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni is in charge of macroeconomic aspects

Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni is in charge of macroeconomic aspects

Commissioner Thierry Breton is in charge of the internal market

Commissioner Stella Kyriakides is in charge of all health issues

Commissioner Janez Lenarčič is in charge of crisis management

Commissioner Ylva Johansson is in charge of border-related issues

Commissioner Adina Vălean is in charge of mobility

The European Commission is also actively doing the following:

Public health


Travel and transportation

Crisis management and solidarity

Research and innovation


European Commission