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Video conference of the members of the European Council, 29 October 2020, Main results

Brussels, 29/10/2020 - 19:00, UNIQUE ID: 201030_1
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EU News 298/2020

EU leaders met via video conference on 29 October 2020 and discussed the need to strengthen the collective effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. They focused on testing and tracing policies, and on vaccines. Leaders also addressed the terrorist attacks in France and the relations with Turkey.

Testing, tracing and quarantine

Leaders agreed that testing and tracing are key to limiting the spread of the virus and will help better control the situation. They exchanged views on how to advance a common approach to the mutual recognition, deployment and use of rapid tests.

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Vaccines

On vaccines, leaders stressed four main areas to develop cooperation:

  • fair distribution to member states
  • criteria to determine priority groups
  • logistical challenges and bottlenecks
  • communication on vaccines
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