ALDE Prime Ministers & Commissioners meeting

April 10, 2020 | 09:00AM-12:00PM
Online Meeting, Brussels, Belgium

On Friday 10 April, ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen met online with fellow liberal leaders and European Commissioners to discuss a range of topics amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In his speech, van Baalen pointed out that a true European approach is one that unites both the EU institutions and the EU Member States. He welcomed the conclusions of the Eurogroup as a sign of European solidarity, which is necessary during times like these. He also reminded the participants that Emma Bonino, ‘Grand Lady of Italian Liberalism’ and Senator of Rome, had not only endorsed the Eurogroup’s position but had concluded – although she had always been in favour of Eurobonds – that the Italian government should be flexible as well in accepting the European Stability Mechanism to co-finance the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and to contribute to the economic reconstruction of Europe.

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