Germany’s Merkel demands measures to fight coronavirus variants before EU leaders’ talk

European Union leaders are talking today in order to address the global health crisis of Covid-19 and its variants. Amid topics, leaders are to discuss on possible closure of borders and the slow rollout of vaccines in the continent. This comes as Europe has seen a surge in Covid-19 over the past week, with many countries pushing for tougher measures. Germany’s Angela Merkel spoke before this videoconference and presented its themes.