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Extraordinary European Council, 23 April 2020

Extraordinary European Council, 23 April 2020

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On 23 April 2020 EU leaders discussed progress on the various dimensions of the European response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It was the fourth video meeting of this kind.

Leaders welcomed a European roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures, presented by Charles MICHEL, President of the European Council, and Ursula VON DER LEYEN, President of the European Commission, on 15 April. They also discussed a Roadmap for recovery; safety nets for workers, businesses and sovereigns; the Recovery fund and Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF); illegal drilling in Cyprus; and they scheduled a video meeting with Western Balkans on 6 May.