Commissioner: Big changes needed to revamp EU crisis system

If you want a more European response to emergencies like the coronavirus crisis, you’ll have to hand over some power.

That’s the message to leaders of EU countries from the European Commission’s crisis management chief, Janez Lenarčič.

Attempting to draw early lessons from the crisis, EU leaders declared after a videoconference last week that “the time has come to put into place a more ambitious and wide-ranging crisis management system within the EU” and asked the Commission to come up with proposals.

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