Coronavirus: EU delivers personal protective equipment to North Macedonia and Montenegro

The EU has dispatched further personal protective equipment to North Macedonia and Montenegro from its rescEU medical reserves hosted by Greece and Germany. North Macedonia received 107,000 FFP2 masks, 35,000 medical gowns and 140,000 protection overalls and Montenegro 78,000 FFP2 masks and 15,000 medical gowns. “The latest delivery of medical supplies to North Macedonia and Montenegro demonstrates, once again, the added value of the rescEU medical reserve in the fight against the coronavirus. We expect that in 2021 this European medical stockpile will grow further, boosting the efforts of countries within and outside the EU against the pandemic”, said Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 1 million FFP2 and FFP3 protective facemasks have been delivered to Italy, Spain, Croatia, Lithuania, as well as North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, via RescEU. RescEU medical reserve enables the swift delivery of medical equipment to countries who need them most. The stockpile, currently hosted by 6 EU Member States (Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Romania and Sweden), allows the EU to react to health crises more quickly.