The German government has adopted responsible budget policy to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is continuing the recovery and future package and investing on a large scale. This is reflected in the draft national budget for 2021 and the financial plan for the period up to 2024, which the Cabinet has now approved.
The Corona-Warn-App has now been downloaded more than 18 million times. It is helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic – and as we move into autumn it will become increasingly important. At a press conference, the German government and developers have taken stock. The initial results are positive – the app is working.
The spread of the novel coronavirus is a challenge for states around the world. The member states of the European Union have been particularly hard hit by the crisis. What are the EU institutions doing to stem the spread of the virus, provide medical care, and mitigate the economic consequences of the pandemic?