Ursula von der Leyen

China will Send more than 2 Million EU Protective Masks

China will send more than 2 million protective masks to the European Union after Europe becomes the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. This was announced today by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Layen, quoted by France's press.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Kutsian told Von der Lien in a phone call about sending medical supplies, she announced on Twitter.

Ursula von der Leyen: Politicians have Underestimated the Coronavirus Epidemic

Politicians have underestimated the danger of the coronavirus epidemic. This is what EC President Ursula von der Leyen said.

"'We underestimated coronavirus," EU admits: Ursula von der Leyen said that "all of us who are not experts initially underestimated the coronavirus".

Von der Leyen: We May Have a COVID-19 Vaccine by Fall 2020

Germany-based research firm CureVac, which receives EU funding, is likely to develop a coronavirus vaccine in the second half of this year. This was announced today by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, quoted by the DPA.

The Commission provided financial support to the company for EUR 80 million.

EU leaders decide to close Union’s borders for 30 days, movement of goods ensured

European Union leaders agreed this evening to close Europe's borders for 30 days to prevent the spread of coronavirus but establish fast-track lanes at their countries' frontiers to keep goods moving, bloc leaders said after a video-conference summit.

EC Allocates up to € 80 Million for the Production of a Coronavirus Vaccine in Europe

The European the Commission offered up to €80 million of financial support to CureVac, a higly innovative vaccine developer from Tübingen, Germany, to scale up development and production of a vaccine against the Coronavirus in Europe.