European unity will be visible especially in the recovery plans following the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, a health crisis that has brought to discussion the idea of democracy, as well as the idea of leadership, analyst Iulian Chifu told AGERPRES on Friday. He spoke about the prospects that the health crisis has brought to the European Union ahead Europe Day on Saturday.
Romania's former Foreign Minister Titus Corlatean says the Schuman Declaration of May 9, 1950, because of its symbolism, is more valid than ever, because, given that during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic period the EU has shown that "it does not fully operate" as a united, solidary body.
The European Central Bank said it "very much welcomes the positive economic and financial developments" observed in Greece in the course of 2019.
The central bank said there had been positive developments in the Greek real economy and financial markets for some time before the outbreak of the coronavirus.
She stated that Serbia was "part of the Europe team" which collected over 4 billion dollars for the fight against COVID-19.
"Western Balkans belongs to the EU and no one in the EU questions this. I firmly believe that the EU has a special responsibility to help its partners in the region," von der Leyen said.