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Parliamentary questions
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10 March 2020
Priority question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Georgios Kyrtsos
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Joint approach in tackling the economic consequences of the coronavirus

In the crisis of 2008-2009, the EU was slow to devise a common response strategy and lagged far behind the US, with all the adverse effects this entailed.

The eurozone and the EU-27 are again on the cusp of a major economic crisis due, on this occasion, to the consequences of the coronavirus. Once again, the EU seems to be lagging behind in devising a joint strategy to address the economic consequences of the crisis, compared to the initiatives being taken in the United States, having failed to appreciate the scale of the problem.

In view of the above, will the Commission say:

What initiatives will it take to quickly develop a common and effective economic strategy to address the effects of the coronavirus, different from that we were implementing before the epidemic?

Original language of question: EL
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