EU Commission promises to set up stockpile of gear for fighting Covid-19

  • 2020-03-19
  • LETA/AFP/TBT Staff
BRUSSELS - The European Commission promised on Thursday to set up a strategic stock of medical protective equipment and respirators to help European Union (EU)  member states cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. But the EU crisis management commissioner Janez Lenarcic said only "half a dozen" of the 27 members had so far indicated support, despite Brussels offering to cover 90 percent of costs. Nevertheless, he welcomed the news that some of those member states who had been refusing to share their emergency supplies with EU neighbors, such as...
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