“Abolishing tariffs is a concrete step the EU can take to help the citizens. The European Commission must not hesitate in taking any action possible to fight COVID-19,” wrote the European People’s Party Group Vice President Siegfried Muresan MEP in a letter to President Von der Leyen earlier today.

“As we are facing one of the most serious public health crisis in the history of the EU, we must use all available EU tools to alleviate the situation and help Member States,” stressed EPP MEP.

“EU countries are facing severe shortages of protective and relevant medical equipment. The European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen must immediately act, in accordance with the Commission’s competences, to temporarily abolish all tariffs for this type of equipment,” concluded Muresan.