Centre news
29.03.2020

Coronavirus pandemic infects Europe with 'germ of division'

The European Union is facing a "mortal blow" due to coronavirus, former European Commission President Jacques Delors has warned.

The European Union has faced and survived a series of existential threats over the years but the coronavirus epidemic has exposed old wounds that could turn out dangerous for Europe's Unity. Former European Commission President Jacques Delors told media: 'The germ is back.' 'The climate that seems to hang over the heads of state and government and the lack of European solidarity pose a mortal danger to the European Union,' he warned. Unity must be more than a slogan for EU in crisis. The EU's credibility rests on its collective response to coronavirus pandemic. 

Delor's call was covered by The Guardian, France24, Dailymail, The Telegraph, Le Figaro and many more.