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A joint effort to increase production of medical masks in Europe

2 April 2020 - 10:03

European countries should focus all efforts on becoming self-sufficient in terms of medical protection gear, instead of discussing the potential motives behind the support Europe currently receives from China and the soft power it generates.

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