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Jacques Delors, former European Commission President, which helped to build a modern EU, broke his long silence at the weekend to warn that the lack of solidarity is “a mortal danger” and can be “last straw” for the future of the European Union. As the most significant example is that early on in the crisis, Russia and China have sent medical supplies to Italy, while its nearest neighbors are unable to respond immediately to appeals to Rome for help.

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Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy, said that the EU is facing a “deadly risk” as a result of a global pandemic. “We are facing a crisis different from previous crises,” said Letta in an interview with the Guardian. In part, according to him, this is due to the unpredictable spread of the virus, partly because of “European solidarity” had already been undermined in other crises of the last decade. “The Communist spirit of Europe is weaker today than it was 10 years ago”, – the politician said, adding that the biggest danger for the EU is the “trump virus”.

“Now is a defining moment for the European project, – said Nathalie Tocci, a former adviser to the head of EU foreign policy. – If things go bad, it really could become the end for the European community. The more that is happening the entire fueling nationalist populism”. If the selfishness continues to be the predominant factor in the memory of Italians will be that first to the aid of Rome rushed Russia and China, not European neighbors, said Tocci.

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while European leaders have agreed the necessity of a coordinated response to a public health crisis, promising to modernize the system of crisis management of the EU, to Finance research in the field of creation of vaccines against coronavirus and make joint purchases of medicines, they have differing opinions on how to help the EU economy to withstand the current crisis. Pandemic re-opened “wounds of the Eurozone”, reviving the stereotypes of “slutty” in linewrapping and “cruel” northerners. “Every crisis has reduced trust between member States and within the European community, and it is a real problem,” said Heather Grabbe, a former adviser to the Commissioner for EU enlargement.

Experts note the existence of irreconcilable political contradictions and scandals among European politicians. So, Minister of Finance of the Netherlands Wopke Hoekstra last week angered their neighbors by asking why other governments “no fiscal buffers to deal with the financial shock of coronavirus”. His comments were identified by the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa “disgusting”, “frivolous” and “a threat to the future of the EU.”

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Europe split over how to respond to economic impacts caused by COVID-19. France, Italy, Spain and six other countries in the EU want to repay a joint debt in the Eurozone, releasing a so-called “signature bonds”. Germany, Austria and the Netherlands are categorically against this idea. At the summit of leaders of member countries of the EU, which was held last nedLe, European leaders failed to reach a single solution, giving the at the mercy of the Ministers of Finance, who were instructed to find a way out of the impasse by next week.

Luuk van Middelaar, Professor of law, who worked as an adviser to the President of the European Council during the crisis in the Eurozone, said that the European community was internally ill-prepared to cope with any crisis or unforeseen circumstances. According to Middelaar, whenever the EU has strengthened its position in response to the onset of any crisis, whether centralized policy in respect of refugees or control over national budgets, some countries inevitably encountered resistance and resentment. “The Germans still do not fully understand the role of the European Central Bank as lender of last resort” – he said, Recalling how mandatory quotas for refugees have deepened the divide between the countries of Western and Central Europe.

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the reaction of the European leaders ultimately shape public opinion. When the Italians felt that Europe did not help Rome in the early stage of the pandemic, the credibility of the European project in Italy, traditionally loyal to the EU decreased significantly. The survey, conducted March 12-13, showed that 88% of Italians felt that Europe is not able to support Italy, while 67% considered the membership of Italy in the European Union as not “vital”.

However, European countries gradually come to understand the necessity of coordinating efforts to fight the pandemic COVID-19. Germany, Austria and Luxembourg opened its hospitals to treat patients from the most affected European countries. France and Germany last week donated more masks Italy than China.