European companies have quickly responded to this crisis and have shown extraordinary solidarity to face the pandemic together in order to protect the health of European citizens. The European Commission published a factsheet and an interactive tool collecting stories of companies manufacturing vital products to combat the virus across Europe.
Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, said: “I want to wholeheartedly thank companies for converting their production facilities to promptly help Europeans to access the protective equipment to keep them safe. The Commission is facilitating this either through what is in our power, or through coordination work with our Member States. We will overcome this crisis only if we work together. In this effort our industry plays a crucial role.”