To ensure that all EU countries can do what is necessary to fight the economic fallout of the pandemic, the fiscal costs of this crisis must be shared.
If all countries are being hit by the same problem then why must the fiscal burden be shared? If there were an asymmetry then sure, the better off – or more lightly hit – might well consider aiding the worse off. But if it’s the same for all then why run it through the centre?
Deputy Director, Jacques Delors Centre