third, not the anticipated schedule for the day had to extend the EU summit after the leaders were at an impasse, unable to agree on a package of assistance to the most affected by the pandemic countries.
since Friday, the first coronavirus pandemic, head to the EU summit in Brussels was far from the idyllic picture of meeting old friends after a long separation. At stake are big money to remind people that friendship is friendship, and snuff apart.
the Leaders met to discuss the seven-year EU budget amount to a trillion euros and a planned stimulus package of assistance to countries recovering from pandering crisis.
After several months of online diplomacy of European politics for the first time met face to face on the background anywhere else not Devchata pandemic, which first time in decades, European unity actually revived the boundaries between neighbors in the EU. Current the Brussels summit represents the “moment of truth” for the political future of the European project. And from the beginning, this future seems a bit hazy.
do Not come to a common denominator in the two allotted schedule day summit of the leaders of the European countries had to stake a claim under negotiations and Sunday.
But on the eve of the third day of talks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel soberly judged that the negotiators on Sunday and can’t come to an agreement: “There are a lot of good will, but also a lot of different positions.”
One of the stumbling blocks was the issue of the amount of repayable assistance to those States of Europe which were most affected by the pandemic.
Some people – especially Northern European – countries-EU members consider that the proposed rescue package worth 750 billion euros is too big and should be loans, not grants. Other countries – such as Italy and Spain accuse the EU that Brussels is not doing enough to help the countries most affected by the pandemic.
In particular, Austria and the Netherlands opposed the Brussels plans to allocate 500 billion Euro package in the amount of 750 billion on the basis of grants.
In this situation, the head of the European Council, Charles Michel proposed a compromise: to reduce the package of grant aid to 450 billion euros. This option is not passed.
Criticized Brussels for its internal policy of Hungary and Poland are dissatisfied, for its part, the linking of payments with the observance of the rule of law standards.
As the Netherlands and Austria in addition propose to link the provision of aid with the affected by the pandemic in countries of the reforms. The Dutch government, in particular, insists that the money was given in exchange for reforms in the field of welfare, ��of nalogooblozhenija and pensions, and to go on improving and creating infrastructure and green investment. These requirements, in turn, did not arouse enthusiasm on the part of Italy and Spain.