Summit in Brussels: EU leaders interrupt the negotiations until the afternoon

The EU special summit on the Corona-aid package is once again in the extension. The talks were suspended early Monday morning and should be included in the afte

Summit in Brussels: EU leaders interrupt the negotiations until the afternoon

The EU special summit on the Corona-aid package is once again in the extension. The talks were suspended early Monday morning and should be included in the afternoon at 16 o'clock again. This is the spokesperson of EU Council President, Charles Michel, announced on Twitter. Thus, the Meeting of the 27 heads of state and government is already running two days longer than planned. Michel had been interrupted for a great round on Sunday late evening for soundings in smaller rounds, which went, apparently, through the whole night.

the sticking point is more the proportion of funds from the 750 billion Euro Corona-Fund, to be disbursed as non-repayable grants. Michel announced, according to diplomats on Monday morning, a new proposal for Negotiation. This will be based on reducing the share of grants in the Corona-rescue program to 390 billion euros. It was originally supposed to be 500 billion. The compromise was not yet fully in place, it said. The Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian hinted Briefly on Twitter progress: "the Hard bargaining has just come to an end, we can be with the today's result is very satisfied."

irritable mood

In his seven years in the case of such an EU-'ve seen the Meeting, he "will never see such diametrically opposed positions," said Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel on Sunday. The tone was irritated, on the terrace of the Brussels Euro-summit center were heard in conversations there is also undiplomatic expressions.

From the Delegation of a large EU state, it was shortly after midnight, the conversations are still very difficult, because the "saving seeds" – Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark – blocked more. Short not to listen and to care prefer to work with the media. In addition, an instrument he to streamline the office, together with the Netherlands, the topic of the rule of law, to block. The French President, Emmanuel Macron have carved out with the support of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, finally, firmly on the table, it said. Whether this had an effect, remained, however, unclear. There are now more bilateral talks.

The "saving seeds" Balk

in Short, a picture of a Meeting with the other "Thrifty countries spread in the night at around 2 am on Twitter". They had adapted their Position to the Corona-Fund, but also for the next multi-annual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027, wrote Briefly on this. This period would apply discounts in the case of the contribution payments.

According to the original proposal should flow in the construction Fund against the financial consequences of the Corona-crisis 500 of the 750 billion Euro as grants, to support particularly hard by the pandemic-hit countries in southern Europe.

Updated Date: 20 July 2020, 01:19

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