EPP Group : A European Solidarity Pact against the coronavirus pandemic
Europe is under enormous threat and Europeans are suffering. Everybody feels the uncertainty that the Coronavirus has created, the danger for those at risk or the grief for the lives lost. Europe can only pull through this crisis if the European family stands together in solidarity and responsibility. We Europeans have been through tough times together. We will get through this too.
To respond to the extraordinary and serious situation caused by COVID19, the EPP Group in the European Parliament proposes a SOLIDARITY PACT, consisting of immediate measures to beat the virus, help those affected, protect our families, workers and the most vulnerable, support our usinesses and provide for a long-term plan to strengthen Europe’s response to such crises in the future.
This Pact starts with thinking of each other. Trusting each other. Taking care of each other. Solidarity is part of our DNA as Europeans.
The EPP wants to thank, first and foremost, all those on the frontline against the virus: doctors and nurses, carers and cleaners, food producers and shop keepers, transport and postal workers, members of the police and the armed forces, and their families. Yet, we all have a role to play. By looking out for each other. By staying at home or keeping a distance to protect vulnerable people. We cannot overcome this crisis by acting on our own. Nor by pitting national against European competences. We can only overcome it if we work together. All of us are now called upon to row together.
Our Solidarity Pact rests on five concrete action pillars.
The complete position paper can be found here: