COMECE elaborates a list of main EU measures taken in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

On the occasion of the International Fact-checking Day (2 April) and in the context of COMECE’s commitment to counter fake news and disinformation, its Secretariat prepared a list of the main measures put forward in March 2020 by the EU institutions to fight the spreading of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and to support the people and economies of all EU Member States.

President European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (C), gives a press conference held at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in Brussels, on the EU response to COVID-19, on March 2, 2020. – The European Union’s disease control agency has increased its risk level for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 from moderate to high, EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on March 2, 2020. (Credit JOHN THYS / AFP)

COMECE elaborated this list to give its contribution in dispelling false claims that – as recently reported by the EEAS anti-disinformation taskforce EUvsDisinfo – “aim to create political shifts and undermine the European project”.

The list is divided into three categories – “Health, Research & Innovation”, “Economy” and “Travel and Transportation” – and can be consulted by clicking here: