European Union Policy Update on the Healthcare Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    View Author April 2020

    Until recently, Europe had been at the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak (which now has shifted to the US). This crisis heavily impacted many European countries and triggered a coordinated response by the European Union (EU), led by the European Commission (EC), to tackle this severe public health emergency (i.e. a member state competence) and mitigate the socio-economic consequences of the pandemic.