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Coronavirus crisis puts EU’s credibility on the line: French minister

PARIS How the European Union replies to the coronavirus outbreak can determine it has the credibility and even utility, a French minister said on Sunday, after the bloc failed to agree last week with measures to cushion often the economic whack from the outbreak.

“If Europe is just a single market when times are good, then it has no sense, ” European Affairs minister Amelie de Montchalin told France Inter radio station.

She claimed Europe’s populist parties is the winners when EU leaders failed to take action together after a major turmoil.