The EU will allocate more than 20 billion euros to combat the spread of coronavirus infection outside Europe, according to the EU Foreign Ministry. About this writes RIA Novosti.
In particular, the Team Europe program will be launched, the purpose of which is to pool the EU’s own resources, financial institutions, including the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
The funds will receive countries in Africa, the Western Balkans, the Eastern Partnership countries, as well as a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Asia and Latin America.
On April 5, it was reported that in Europe, affected by the coronavirus epidemic, they wanted the adoption of a new Marshall plan. The need for large-scale investments in the budget of the European Union was expressed by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
According to recent data, in the world more than 1.4 million infected with coronavirus. Of these, more than 87 thousand died, another 317.6 thousand people recovered. The anti-leaders of the rating are the USA, Spain, Italy and France.