EU leaders voice solidarity with virus-hit Spain Mar 26, 2020 0 66 12345 BRUSSELS: The leaders of EU institutions on Wednesday expressed solidarity with Spain as it struggles with an escalating coronavirus emergency.“I want you to know that we are working tirelessly to help you -- you are not alone,” European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said in a video message posted on her official Twitter account.Charles Michel, the head of the European Council that coordinates between the leaders of the EU member states, said in a public letter to Spain that “Europe stands by your side in full solidarity, and we will spare no effort to help you”.European Parliament speaker David Sassoli joined in by tweeting to Spanish citizens that “the difficulties and problems you are experiencing are also ours”. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus Mar 26, 2020 0 723 Spain’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses China’s Mar 26, 2020 0 95 Vienna funerals go online amid coronavirus fears Mar 26, 2020 0 80 Nine EU leaders call for joint borrowing in Europe to address Covid-19 impact AFP Brussels NINE EU countries, including France and Spain, on Wednesday called for eurozone countries to jointly issue debt in order to fight the devastating impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The idea of mutualised .. German MPs tear up fiscal rule book, pass huge coronavirus aid budget BERLIN: German lawmakers approved on Wednesday an emergency budget financing a coronavirus aid package that foresees 156 billion euros (167 billion dollars) in new debt, in a historic move that flouts the country’s .. French town removes public benches to curb virus spread LILLE: A town in northern France is dismantling dozens of public benches which are still attracting users despite a nationwide ban on all non-essential excursions from the home to curb coronavirus spread. “When even .. Italy mayor pledges to use drones and dirty words to enforce lockdown ROME: An Italian mayor has pledged to use drones to shout profanities at people ignoring stay-at-home rules for the containment of the coronavirus outbreak. “I can’t wait for it ... drones everywhere,” Cateno De Luca, .. White House, Senate reach deal on $2 trillion coronavirus rescue plan AFP Washington THE White House and Senate have reached agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus package for the US economy and millions of Americans ravaged by the coronavirus crisis, top lawmakers said early Wednesday. “At .. Pompeo says G7 agrees China spreading virus ‘disinformation’ AFP Washington US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Group of Seven foreign ministers agreed with him in talks on Wednesday that China was waging a “disinformation” campaign about the coronavirus pandemic. The top ..