'The enemy is the virus and now we have to do our utmost to protect our people and economies. We are ready to do everything required. and will not hesitate to take additional measures as the situation evolves,' said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
'We have just been to the border area and have seen how tense and how difficult the situation is. The Greek authorities are facing a very difficult task in containing the situation and I want to thank the Greek border guards, the coast guards, the civilians, the police, the servicemen and servicewomen, and Frontex for their tireless effort, said Ursula von der Leyen.
Leaders hope the decision to put two women at the top for the first time will send a positive message and repair damage to the bloc’s image wrought by the summit.
The predominant role in bargaining is played by parties and the individuals that they want to represent them and not the policies pertaining to the future of Europe which they will implement.