The president of the European Council,Charles Michel in an interview published today in Italian newspaper la Stampa said that the situation in Europe where there is an outbreak of coronavirus cases is “serious and worrying” and the EU should be more efficient in screening, surveillance, vaccines and quarantine policies.
“We need more efficiency to stop (the coronavirus) before it spreads from citizen to citizen. We need solid planning otherwise we will have systematic lock downs in the months to come “, notes Charles Michel in his statements to the Italian newspaper.
He replied when he was asked if he fears a wave of social unrest in Europe that EU needs coordination to reduce the “negative economic and social consequences” of the COVID-19 pandemic . Michel also adds that Europe should be ready when COVID-19 vaccines become available. “It will not be easy to manage this phase,” he said.