Moscow/Sputnik: Tackling the implications of the coronavirus epidemic will likely cost the European Union an approximate 1.5 trillion euros ($1.6 trillion), EU Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni said in an interview with Germany's Spiegel on Monday.
The Republic of Cyprus is placed on the island of the same name in the Mediterranean. It’s a British colony in the past and is currently a participant of the European Union. Tourists, nearly 2 million visitors per year, are the main sphere of profit for locals. Therefore, the country's budget is highly dependent on the service section, which is equivalent to 4/5 of GDP. Besides, Cyprus is an exporter of fruits, clothing, and medications. The local fleet of vessels is the fourth major worldwide and also brings great profits.