Merkel and Macron are urging the EU to prepare for next pandemic

Merkel et Macron pressent l’UE de se préparer à une prochaine pandémie

BRUSSELS | Several european leaders including the French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel, saying that the Eu had not been at the height of the face of the Covid-19, were asked Tuesday to the EU that it should be studied how to better prepare for the next pandemic.

The response is chaotic in the face of the new coronavirus, which has officially 184 256 in the EU, has “raised questions” on the level of preparedness, and emphasized the need for a wide approach to Europe, in particular when it is question of a second wave of the pandemic, to analyze-in a letter to the president of the european Commission Ursula von der Leyen, who is accompanied by a guidance document.

“We hope that the document can serve as an inspiration to future discussions at european level to ensure that the EU is prepared for future pandemics,” they write.

With Mr. Macron and Ms. Merkel, the Polish Mateusz Morawiecki, the Spanish Pedro Sanchez, the Belgian Sophie Wilmes and the Danish Mette Frederiksen have signed on to this letter.

The text highlights the lack of medical equipment which have been faced by the Europeans. “Understanding the shortcomings is essential “, say the signatories.

They also request better coordination for the collection and processing of data, so that the figures are comparable from one State to the other.

The heads of State and government of the 27 member States of the EU must take the 19 June a virtual meeting to discuss the aftermath of the pandemic.

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