As the UK prepares to leaves the European Union, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen says a fond farewell. Speaking to DW's Brussels Bureau Chief Max Hofmann, she also had a warning for Britain.
The unity of EU members faces a new, painful test with the coronavirus crisis. If the bloc fails to stand up to it, the entire project might "lose its foundations," warned Italy's Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte.
EU states can soon apply for funding to help workers facing shorter hours during the coronavirus pandemic. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's SURE plan is intended to prevent large-scale layoffs.
As the coronavirus spreads across the EU, the head of the European Commission has said states will decide on a possible extension of border closures. Meanwhile, the Netherlands urged tourists to stay away over Easter.
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with EU leadership amid a migrant crisis at the Turkish-Greek border. Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel expressed a commitment to the 2016 EU-Turkey refugee pact.
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