EU Steps Up to Fight Virus Crisis—And Show It Can Deliver

BRUSSELS—The plans European Union officials unveiled on Thursday for a new €100 billion ($110 billion) job-support program for members hardest hit by the coronavirus is the kind of tangible aid it needs to underpin crumbling economies—and to show its 446 million citizens Brussels can deliver in a crisis.

The bloc got off to a bad start as the virus spread last month. EU countries unilaterally shut borders and hoarded vital medical gear, leaving people stranded far from home, grocery stores struggling to stock shelves and hospitals…

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