International donor conference: Six billion Euro for a Corona vaccine and Tests

In the case of a donor conference promised on Saturday to 6.15 billion euros to the global management of the Coronavirus pandemic the course. 1.3 billion euros

International donor conference: Six billion Euro for a Corona vaccine and Tests

In the case of a donor conference promised on Saturday to 6.15 billion euros to the global management of the Coronavirus pandemic the course. 1.3 billion euros of which are attributable to grants; they are intended to benefit primarily the accelerated development of a vaccine, medications, and Tests. A further 4.9 billion in loans and credit guarantees, the European investment Bank and the EU to have said to the Commission. The Commission had organized the conference together with the coalition for action "Global Citizen". These funds are intended to help the poorest countries in the world to recover economically from the effects of the pandemic.

Thomas Gutschker

Political correspondent for the European Union, Nato and the Benelux countries, based in Brussels.

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Commission President Ursula von der Leyen spoke of a "tangible moment of the unity of citizens, governments, philanthropists, health organizations and business leaders". Europe will work in the long term to ensure that communities would be established in a fair and equitable way.

could not However, be fooled by the Leyens Display provided enthusiasm and a subsequent concert with world stars like Shakira and Miley Cyrus to the fact that ninety percent of the total originated commitments of the EU and its member States. Although the presidents or heads of government, out of a total of forty States took the floor, but they left nits, it acknowledges often in General, such as Japan, India, South Korea, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The first donation summit, which had provided at the beginning of may to 7.4 billion euros, were scattered the Commitments.

However, the American government participated for the first time. The UN Ambassador Kelly Croft said the equivalent of 485 million euros in grants, and the Association of this with the message: "We must be the true multilatera list, in the best sense of the word, and the welfare work." Also, many of the EU member States pledged 485 million euros, of which 383 million euros was accounted for by Germany alone.

"vaccines, Tests and drugs must be available worldwide, is affordable and accessible," said Chancellor Angela Merkel. The cash flow mainly to organisations and networks that have dedicated themselves to the aim to reach this objective as quickly as possible. The European Union wants to forge next, an international coalition, the preliminary agreements with developers and producers of a future vaccine includes.

Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 15:19

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