The European Union must adopt a more federalized approach to its health policies, according to its foreign policy chief.
In an exclusive interview with Euronews, Josep Borrell he said the bloc should be better coordinated in the way it deals with health emergencies in the future – including the combination of resources.
The EU criticized the lack of a joint policy on the treatment of coronavirus. The result was that all member states adopted their own procedures for blocking, testing and immigration.
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The European Union High Representative told Euronews that the COVID-19 pandemic has made health a safety issue – and not just a problem for member state hospitals:
“It would be good to think about what kind of response the European Union can give as a whole in the future.
“Coordination can be one way, storing resources at European level can be another. It does not make sense that each country has its own stock.
“This has to be discussed among the member states. Giving more powers (powers) to the European Union would require a renegotiation of the treaties, which are not on the agenda.
"But perhaps the member states can agree to give the European Union a more important role in coordinating its competences."
You can watch the full interview on Euronews tonight (Thursday, May 7th) at 2230 CEST