European Council’s statement on COVID-19 and health
Following their meeting yesterday, the members of the European Council have issued a joint statement on further actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic and on strengthening the EU’s health resilience.
Concerning the ongoing pandemic, European Council members expressed their commitment to continue coordinating their actions to address the epidemiological situation, and more specifically to uphold tight restrictions and to step up efforts to accelerate the provision of vaccines. They agreed that non-essential travel still needs to be restricted for the time being, and that this must be accompanied by efforts to ensure the unhindered flow of goods and services within the Single Market. The members of the European Council further cal