Faced with the health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Union is trying to deploy the various means at its disposal. Its ability to react and to be resilient for the future depends to a large extent on the Member States and their willingness to act together. As the Heads of State and Government meet by videoconference on 26 March to try to coordinate their response, the Foundation offers you a summary of all the measures taken at national and European level to date.


The editorial of Jean-Dominique Giuliani, Robert Schuman Foundation's President

To prevent the health threat posed by the Covid-19 virus from turning into a global and deadly political crisis, seven major challenges, as unexpected as they are important, will have to be met, according to Jean-Dominique Giuliani. For Europeans in particular, coordination and solidarity will be essential...

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Covid-19 : European responses


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Economic decisions


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The Robert Schuman Foundation, created in 1991 and acknowledged by State decree in 1992, is the main French research centre on Europe. It develops research on the European Union and its policies and promotes the content of these in France , Europe and abroad. It encourages, enriches and stimulates European debate thanks to its research, publications and the organisation of conferences. The Foundation is presided over by Mr. Jean-Dominique Giuliani.

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