The EU has agreed a coronavirus rescue plan worth half a trillion euros

The package will bring the EU’s total fiscal response to the epidemic to €3.2 trillion. Image: REUTERS/Yves Herman

Gabriela Baczynska
EU Correspondent , Reuters
Jan Strupczewski
Deputy Bureau Chief, Reuters
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how COVID-19 is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:


Have you read?
European stocks have been bouncing back since hitting a low in mid-March.
European stocks have been bouncing back since hitting a low in mid-March, but are still a long way from their peaks. Image: Bloomberg
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte addresses the Senate, the upper house of parliament, on the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rome, Italy, March 26, 2020 REUTERS/Alberto Lingria - RC2LRF9DIH6A
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte urged the need for European co-operation. Image: REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a media briefing about measures of the German government to avoid further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 9, 2020. Markus Schreiber/Pool - RC211G9CV1SN
German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers the COVID-19 pandemic to be one of Europe's darkest periods. Image: REUTERS
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
COVID-19European UnionSocial Protection
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

How is the US economy doing after COVID-19?

Felix Richter

February 2, 2023

About Us



Partners & Members

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum