EU conference on coordinated COVID-19 approach

Published

On Thursday 29 October, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will take part in a video conference with other EU heads of state and government. The leaders will discuss how EU Member States can better coordinate their response in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at a press conference in Brussels.
EU leaders will discuss the EU's response to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (The picture is from a previous summit). Photo: Representation of Sweden to the EU

The heads of state and government will discuss what can be done at EU level to reduce the current spread of COVID-19 in EU Member States. They will share experiences of how to effectively conduct COVID-19 testing and contact tracing to reduce the spread of infection and discuss the possibility of coordinating quarantine rules.

They will also discuss the work of producing and then distributing a vaccine, and how its allocation should proceed.

This is the EU leaders first video conference since the summer. Three video conferences were held during the spring.

More about the video conference 29 October