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Portugal’s Costa says EU must act swiftly on coronavirus response

LISBON, July 6 (Reuters) – Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa urged his fellow leaders in the European Union on Monday to move swiftly when they meet next week to approve plans for a coronavirus recovery fund.

“It is essential that Europe does not waste more time and can give a common and sufficiently robust response to the coronavirus crisis,” Costa said, speaking after a one-to-one meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. (Reporting by Catarina Demony, Victoria Waldersee Editing by Gareth Jones)


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