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The common EU response to COVID-19

The EU is mobilising all resources available to help member states coordinate their national responses, and this includes providing objective information about the spread of the virus, the effective efforts to contain it and measures taken to repair the economic and social damage brought by the pandemic.

From this page, you can access the dedicated webpages and resources published by the EU institutions and bodies as well as EU member states.

Highlights

This is NextGenerationEU. This is more than a recovery plan. It is a once in a lifetime chance to emerge stronger from the pandemic, transform our economies, create opportunities and jobs for the Europe where we want to live.
EU leaders successfully agreed on the recovery plan for Europe. A total of some €1.8 trillion will set Europe on path to a sustainable and resilient recovery.
A safe and effective vaccine is our lasting way out of the pandemic. The European Commission has been negotiating intensely to build a diversified portfolio of vaccines for EU citizens at fair prices.

Timeline

Here is a timeline of actions taken by EU institutions since the outbreak of the crisis.

EU action

Response to the coronavirus emergency – monetary policy and banking supervision measures

European solidarity in action

Countries, regions and citizens across the EU have been stretching out a helping hand to neighbours during these times of crisis. Below you can find stories of European solidarity at its best.

#EuropeansAgainstCovid19

Coronavirus: European Solidarity in action

Europeans versus COVID-19

Fighting disinformation

The COVID-19 outbreak in Europe has been accompanied by a wave of often dangerous false and misleading information. The fight against disinformation, misinformation and foreign interference is a joint effort involving all European institutions, the EU Member States, civil society and online platforms.

How to fight disinformation (European Parliament)

Fighting disinformation (Council of the European Union)

Fighting disinformation (European Commission)

Recovery plan for Europe

To help repair the economic and social damage brought by the coronavirus pandemic, kick-start European recovery, and protect and create jobs, the European Commission is proposing a major recovery plan for Europe based on harnessing the full potential of the EU budget.

A recovery plan for Europe (Council of the European Union, latest developments and timeline)

Recovery plan for Europe (European Commission)