Latvia's Valdis Dombrovskis is set to be the EU's new trade commissioner, while Ireland's Mairead McGuinness has been given the financial services portfolio.
An open letter signed by 75 celebrities and addressed to the EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen demands the bloc takes "immediate steps" to protect "core European values".
The EU commision has a clear message for member states: medical equipment must be shared within the bloc. The commission President said no country has the capacity to produce on its own what will be needed to fight against coronavirus.
The president of the European Commission visited the center for the artificial intelligence of the Flemish University in Brussels, where around 200 people work on projects partly financed by the EU.