That is a domestic issue, not an EU issue. If the EU imposed themselves on this issue you and others would trot out the usual narrative that they are outreaching themselves.Italy wont let our equipment through.
Read the article. The Italian government has decreed that they have first call on essential medical equipment *manufactured in Italy*. Not the EU. Italy. Some people would call that "sovereignty ".
It is also somewhat duplicitous to say that Italy won't let the equipment "through". The truth is that they - with very good reason - are not letting it "out". They have that right in the current circumstances. They would be foolish to allow vital supplies go elsewhere.