The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, warned this Saturday of the need for the 27 to come out of the “coronavirus” crisis with “solidarity”, although she warned that this solidarity “should not go without saying” and requires the “effort and commitment of everyone”.
“This pandemic initially tested solidarity (of the EU countries). However, this crisis has taught us that closing ourselves is not the answer and we have started to share and help each other” said Von der Leyen during a debate on the role of regions and municipalities in recreation, organized by the Committee of the Regions of the EU (CoR) on the occasion of Europe Day.
In its message, German politicians recalled the “Schuman Declaration”, which commemorates the 70th anniversary of the text that French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman read on Saturday and which laid the foundation stone for today’s EU. Defense more concrete Measures to build “de facto solidarity”.
In his speech during the CoR’s online forum, Von der Leyen also wanted to thank the regions for playing a “key role” at the forefront in this “difficult” situation during this crisis.