Charles Michel

EU leaders to hold crisis teleconference to tackle coronavirus

EU leaders will hold emergency talks to discuss a joint response to the coronavirus, as the bloc's executive offered waivers to its fiscal and state subsidy rules to let states boost public spending.

The announcement of Tuesday's teleconference came after Italy and France called for Europe-wide fiscal stimulus to counter the economic impact of the epidemic.

Erdogan "fled" directly to the airport, a new warning issued: Respect the agreement

They met on Monday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who came to Brussels to seek support.
There was some tension after the talks as Erdogan went directly to the airport instead of holding a joint press conference with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel.