Meeting in Meseberg, Merkel and Conte for a massive response to Corona-crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has been critical to the current development in China. With a view to the security law for Hong Kong Merkel spoke on Monda

Meeting in Meseberg, Merkel and Conte for a massive response to Corona-crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has been critical to the current development in China. With a view to the security law for Hong Kong Merkel spoke on Monday evening by a "worrying development". The Chancellor, who was the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, a guest, said at a joint press conference, the principle of "One country, two systems" for China and Hong Kong "is in question". This is not a reason to not talk to Beijing, but it would be a "difficult point". It wanted to see a common response of the European Union.

Eckart Lohse

head of the Parliamentary office in Berlin.

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Merkel and Conte had met in the Guesthouse of the German government in Meseberg, North of Berlin to the EU summit on Friday and Saturday to prepare, on the on the European reconstruction Fund to tackle the Corona-pandemic and through the multi-year financial planning of the EU negotiations.

Italy was without fault on the part particularly affected by the Virus, said the Chancellor. The positions of the member States were "apart", it should be built "yet bridges". You cannot say whether you can agree on the Friday and Saturday will. "Good for Europe it would be," said Merkel.

The Chancellor was convinced that as a response to the challenges posed by the pandemic, "something Big" had to be decided, the "not verzwergt" will. There is a "political Dimension beyond the Numbers". In the Italian negotiating position, you see "no problems". Germany, like Italy, interest in the functioning of the internal market.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 17:19

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