EU Commissioner for Equality reaffirms older persons’ rights in time of COVID-19

On 2nd April, the European Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli, issued a powerful statement to reaffirm older persons’ rights during the Coronavirus pandemic:

“During the COVID-19 crisis the European Commission is committed to ensure that the rights of older Europeans are respected:

  • no place for ageism in the EU; 
  • no-one should be deprioritised from receiving care solely on the basis of age; 
  • no-one should be left behind.”