Europe’s leaders are set to convene for a double online summit in February 25-26, EU Council President Charles Michel announced on Wednesday.
“On 25 February at 3pm, EUCO President will chair an EU27 videoconference on COVID-19 coordination,” Michel’s spokesperson, Barend Leyts wrote in a Twitter post, adding that the meeting “will be followed by a second EU27 videoconference on 26 February at 9am on security and defence and on Southern Neighborhood.”
This meeting will be followed by a second #EU27 VTC on 26 February at 9am on security and defence & on Southern Neighborhood.
— Barend Leyts (@BarendLeyts) February 3, 2021
The EU heads of state and government had met on January 21 to discuss the coordination on the bloc’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as testing practices, vaccination programmes and the emergence of the new Coronavirus variants.
The EUCO announcement comes at a rather challenging moment for the bloc, which is facing severe delays in vaccine deliveries by manufacturers Pfizer and AstraZeneca.