European Parliament President David Sassoli called an extraordinary plenary session on 26 March to approve measures to tackle COVID-19.
“Europe is moving. Faced with this dramatic situation, with a duty to defend lives, livelihoods, and stability for all, the European Union is acting. Of course, we had to fight against national selfishness, but now it is a clear how we are going to face this emergency” he said.
Decisions were taken by the European Parliament to make money available to help limit the effects of COVID-19 and to support the research for a vaccine.
Watch the full statement in video here.