Common European response to the outbreak of COVID-19


The European Commission is coordinating a common European response  to the outbreak of COVID-19. We are taking resolute action to reinforce our public health sectors and mitigate the socio-economic impact in the European Union. We are mobilising all means at our disposal to help our Member States coordinate their national responses and are providing objective information about the spread of the virus and effective efforts to contain it.

President Von der Leyen has established a Coronavirus response team at political level to coordinate our response to the pandemic.

During these times of crisis, across the European Union, countries, regions and cities are stretching out a helping hand to neighbors and assistance is given to those most in need: donations of protective equipment such as masks, cross-border treatments of ill patients and bringing stranded citizens home. This is European solidarity at its best.

More video messages from the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, including in sign language