European Commissioner for Financial and Economic Affairs "The EU Cannot Afford to Get Bogged Down in Past Discussions"

On Thursday, European leaders will discuss how to navigate the block through the economic crisis triggered by the novel coronavirus. In a DER SPIEGEL interview, European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni talks about what is at stake and the need to find at least 1 trillion euros.
Interview Conducted by Peter Müller in Brussels
European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni

European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni

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Gentiloni (right) with ECB President Christine Lagarde and German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz in February

Gentiloni (right) with ECB President Christine Lagarde and German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz in February

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