At the moment, the optimism of having a vaccine rolled out is overshadowed by the huge increase in cases that we are witnessing across Europe. EU leaders have agreed on a recovery plan that will lead the way out of the crisis and lay the foundations for a modern and more sustainable Europe. I will work to ensure that the rollout of this plan will help to repair the economic and social damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic and ensure that we are in a stronger position to withstand any future shock that may arise.
On MENTAL HEALTH
While health is a national competence, I believe that there is an important role to be played by the EU in promoting positive mental health. A multi-sectoral strategy to ensure mental health friendly policies across all sectors would have a huge impact on the wellbeing of individuals and of communities.