Spain’s prime minister says Europe needs a new Marshall plan
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called on the EU to develop a new version of the Marshall Plan to stimulate the recovery of the European economy after the coronavirus crisis.
He wrote about it in the article in The Guardian , reports “European truth”.
“Europe is going through the deepest crisis since World War II. Our people are dying or fighting for their lives in the hospitals that have been hit by the pandemic that has been the biggest threat to our health systems since the 1918 flu,” Sanchez said.
“Europe is now at war with an enemy of a completely different kind than the wars we have avoided in the last 70 years: a war with an invisible enemy that threatens the very future of the European project,” the Spanish prime minister said.
Sanchez, whose wife, mother and father-in-law received a positive result for the virus, praised the already announced EU initiatives, but said they were still insufficient.
“Europe needs to create a military economy and start resistance and economic recovery,” he said. – “To do this, we must mobilize significant resources through a plan called the new Marshall Plan. This requires the support of all EU Member States.”
Named after the US Senator, Marshall’s plan was a plan by the US government at the end of World War II to help the European continent to help it recover from the economic, material and psychological damage caused by the war.
“The time has come to show solidarity: to create a new mechanism for guaranteeing mutual debt, to jointly purchase the necessary medical equipment, to develop a coordinated cybersecurity strategy and to develop an emergency plan to ensure the continent’s rapid and vigorous recovery,” Sanchez said.