TOP EU DIPLOMAT ADMITS COVID-19 PUTS POLITICS, BUSINESS IN DISARRAY

Josep Borrell, who is the top diplomat of the European Union (EU), has admitted that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the already ''disordered world,' with supposed allies squabbling and countries adopting a dog-eat-dog mentality.

Europe's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has warned that the coronavirus could exacerbate an already ''disordered world.'.


In an exclusive interview with Euronews, Borrell called for the construction of a new multilateral system, adding: "It's clear that the world order today is not order. [It] is no longer according with the real distribution of power, which is very much different from the distribution of power at the end of the Second World War... I think that we live in a disordered world and we need to rebuild a new multilateralism in which the European Union can play an important role." Admitting that ''differences and disagreements'' did exist between Brussels and Washington, when questioned about the EU's relationship with US President Donald Trump, the Spaniard stressed that the bloc's relationship was with the US.


Borrel admitted a recent ruling by Germany's constitutional court posed potential problems for the future. Earlier this week the top German court ruled that the European Central Bank's mass bond-buying program to stabilize the eurozone partly violated German constitutional law. ''Certainly, this sentence of the constitutional court poses a problem that we'll have to deal with,'' he said. #coronavirusimpact #COVID19