Criticism of the EU agreement: hodgepodge of national self-interest

The CSU MEP Markus Ferber, has criticized the EU financial compromise in the fight against the Corona-crisis as a "hodgepodge of national self-interest". It w

Criticism of the EU agreement: hodgepodge of national self-interest

The CSU MEP Markus Ferber, has criticized the EU financial compromise in the fight against the Corona-crisis as a "hodgepodge of national self-interest". It was a Deal as heads of state and government meeting of the heads, to be able to sell it in the home as a success, said Ferber, in the Germany radio. This was still not a European project. It will now be the task of the EU Parliament, to smooth out the project in a way that really something European, get out.

Ferber criticized, in particular, that in the budget for future topics such as research, health, and refugee policy cut had been. The will, in the long term have catastrophic consequences. Because in seven years you will find that without the Corona relief Fund, a reduced EU budget. "This is not the future viability of Europe."

President of the European Parliament David Sassoli praised the agreement as "unprecedented agreement between governments, in order to revive the European economy". At the same time, he urged that now is the "improvement of these instruments" would have worked. In the case of a "more ambitious" EU budget and the new EU's own financial sources, the Parliament is not going to give up, tweeted Sassoli.

The CSU Chairman Markus Söder spoke of a "resolute response" to the Corona-crisis. "In such sums, it is understandable to discuss in detail," tweeted the Prime Minister of Bavaria. "In the end the result counts," and was "a strong Signal: Europe remains in crisis." Expressly Söder, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) thanked them for their "dedication and patience".

"That's not frugal, that's stupid,"

The green European politician Franziska Brantner criticized the summit negotiations as "unworthy Geschachere". "The Ratseinigung comes at the expense of democracy and not the next Generation, but old national thinking is devoted to patterns," said Brantner. "Instead of common solidarity in the crisis, we have seen a lot of national egoism." The Blockade of Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Finland have led to the fact that especially in the case of research, climate change and health will be reduced. "That's not frugal, that's stupid", said Brantner.

The FDP politician Otto Fricke welcomed, meanwhile, the compromise on the EU special summit. "It is a result, you can do something," said the Chairman of the budget Committee in the Bundestag in the ARD"morning magazine". "There are a lot of very good things, especially that we have the environment, the issue of the rule of law, as we say, money is there only if in a legal state framework." It is about a structural change in Europe. In the Bundestag by a two-thirds majority was therefore in a doubt necessary, said Fricke. The support of the Opposition was required.

Updated Date: 21 July 2020, 08:19

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