EU summit: Look like a winner?

The EU summit didn't last last long because there were so many different lines of conflict. Those between the "Saving Four (Five)" and the Corona pandemic mo

EU summit: Look like a winner?

The EU summit didn't last last long because there were so many different lines of conflict. Those between the "Saving Four (Five)" and the Corona pandemic most affected countries of Italy and Spain, which was most obvious.

Werner Mussler

economic correspondent in Brussels.

F. A. Z.

But there were also the Small against the Great, the West against the East and the North against the South. A typical EU compromise, from which anyone can attack, which makes him as the winner to stand has come. But some of it is a little more than others. Here is an Overview:

Charles Michel: of The Belgian EU President-in-office may just have the party as a winner, because he has brought out an extremely difficult situation a "Deal" to be able to. It has been a long come to time, and without a lot of help – not least from Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron would be the compromise difficult to achieve. Nevertheless, Responsible for the breakthrough was at the end of the Belgians, made on the first summit to the medium-term budgetary framework in February, a bad figure, and whether his then negotiating strategy a lot of criticism once the corners had to.

Ursula von der Leyen: Of the EU Commission's boss was heard during the summit a little. As the winner you may feel nevertheless, because of the compromise is based on your proposal for the reconstruction Fund. The has been partially plucked, for example, your idea has been deleted injection of European capital for distressed companies ("solvency instrument") completely. However, the Commission gains considerable influence – she takes to the reconstruction Fund for the future money in the markets and at the same time, she controls the use of the funds. The Euro crisis was a created crisis Fund, the ESM, however, it has no influence.

Viktor Orbán : The Hungarian Prime Minister said after the summit that he had defended "our national Pride". Orbán is not only for internal political reasons, a Corona-profiteer. The summit compromise coming out to meet him, because he can hardly recognize whether violations of the rule of law could be punished with a reduction of budgetary funds. Originally, in February, this has been the goal of most EU States, Hungary and Poland in the visor. But, above all, the pandemic, the suffering of the southern States made in the past few weeks, more and more clearly that a compromise that gives you more money, was more important than a strict control of the rule-of-principle. Also Merkel and Macron of the compromise on the Fund was more important than sanctions against Hungary or Poland.

Updated Date: 21 July 2020, 08:19

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