COVID-19: MEPs call for massive recovery package & free up EUR 3 bn to help health sector
On 17 April EU lawmakers voted on a raft of measures and positions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MEPs freed up over €3 billion to support EU healthcare sector, with more tests, help for doctors and nurses to care for the sick. Press release.
MEPs called for massive recovery package and Coronavirus Solidarity Fund, including recovery bonds guaranteed by the EU budget. Press release.
MEPs also adopted additional measures so that EU funding can be granted immediately and with exceptional flexibility. Press release.
Last but not least, Parliament decided to postpone new requirements for medical devices
to prevent shortages or delays in getting key equipment on the market. Press release.