EU Commission and the crisis of irrelevancy: National leaders brush-off Brussels as nation states design coronavirus exit strategies without the bloc’s say.
“National responses to the COVID19 are the most effective, coordination by Brussels has been pushed into the background”, said Hungary’s FM Peter Szijjarto.
– EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has been forced to ditch plans to lead the effort against coronavirus after failing to unite the bloc behind a single proposal.
Brussels officials had hoped to present a coronavirus “roadmap” for the EU27 to follow, however, in recent days several EU nations have outlined their own plans to end the COVID-19 lockdown. Austria, the Czech Republic and Denmark have all announced they will put an end to some restrictions this month.
Earlier today the EU Commission’s chief spokesman, Eric Mamer said on Wednesday officials would “focus on the roadmap to exit, which will be adopted tomorrow”…followed by a briefing by von der Leyen.
However, in a dramatic turn of events, Mr Mamer told POLITICO that the plan and media briefing has been postponed until after the Easter holidays. 😉
* One has to be amused regarding all the tweets from the EU Commission and EPP Group, desperately trying to find relevancy. We hope they enjoy the tweeting among themselves 😂. Meanwhile, the leaders of the nations states continue to work and take action for the best interests of its citizens.