The lack of coordination in initiatives, the spread of confusing information and the lack of solidarity could hardly become the correct way to deal with this unprecedented crisis in Europe. The crisis will be a litmus test for Europe. It must test itself and stop the regression to nationalist ways of thinking and acting. In this sense, the following considerations are crucial: Firstly, the Member States have the sole responsibility for establishing a national health care policy, including the organization and delivery of health services.
According to Article 168 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), the role of the Union is only to complement the development of national B2B Fax Database policies; that complementary provision is reflected when referring to the“fighting serious cross-border threats to health”. Despite this legal foundation, a better coordinated approach is needed by the European institutions and, in particular, by the EPSCO Council (Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs). The virus knows no action by these political actors could minimize its spread.
Secondly in terms of communications, the institutions of the European Union must work together resolutely and coherently. Along with other measures (eg the European Stability Mechanism), Mario Draghi’s 2012 “whatever” calmed the markets in the short term and saved the euro in the long term . Late and erroneous communications must be avoided. Thirdly, Italy must not be left in the lurch. The European Union must show solidarity.