A European Union summit that will take place on March 25-26 in Brussels will now be held largely due to a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases across Europe, an EU spokesman said. said on Sunday.
“The EUCO President decided to hold a video conference for EUCO in March following the proliferation of COVID-19 cases in the member countries,” Barend Leyts, spokesman for the President of the EU Council, Charles Michel wrote in a Twitter post on Sunday morning.
He added that in the meantime, Michel will continue to consult with EU27 leaders and more details will be available.
The announcement comes amid an increase in the number of daily COVID-19 infections across the bloc, with some member states stepping up their measures or even reverting to lockout, in order to limit transmission. spread of the virus.
In the meantime, the president will continue to consult with all leaders.
Logistics details will be available shortly.
– Barend Leyts (@BarendLeyts) March 21, 2021
The heads of state and governments of the European Union will discuss ways to increase the rate of immunization across the bloc, following an emergency shaped by the emergence of highly contagious Coronavirus variants. . Many other topics are also on the agenda for Thursday and Friday, including relations with Russia and Turkey as well as economic and industrial policy.