German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has called on the Europeans to a bold course of Reform, to come out strengthened from the Corona-crisis. AIDS that were not associated with reforms and a focus on the future, would ultimately help nothing, - said the Chancellor on Thursday evening in Berlin at the start of a meeting with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, of the impetus for further action in the case of the controversial proposed EU reconstruction funds were expected. "The world is not sleeping. And after this crisis are mixed with the security of the cards,“ warned Merkel.
"It will be watched, who really can guarantee the people in his countries prosperity. The only way is with a competitive, sustainable economy.“ A major role has to play, for example, climate protection, where the Netherlands received a "very, very dedicated way," said Merkel.
Rutte said, the Corona pandemic, have done great harm. "It is now very important that we suffered this blow, the Europe, master." Germany and the Netherlands could only do well if it is the whole of the European Union. All economic systems are closely linked.
Rutte: EU must economically stressed
Rutte, it is very important that the European reconstruction Fund come. "But it is also important that such a Fund is carried out in conjunction with reforms so that all member States of the EU are also strong, and thus, in a following blow to such a Fund, it is not necessary."
With a view to the planned medium-term financial framework of the EU stressed Rutte, the EU needs to be economical. "We don't want the net contribution in consequence of Brexit and the Corona-crisis is now on the rise." Rutte wished Merkel a lot of success for the German presidency of the EU. "We have very much confidence in Your Person", he assured the Chancellor.
the CSU state group leader Alexander Dobrindt had earlier called on Rutte to reconsider the rejection of the scheduled, non-repayable EU-billions in aid in the Corona of a pandemic. "We must look to the whole of Europe to the fact that we are economically successful. We must see to it that we produce in the whole of Europe back to growth“, said Dobrindt, the German press Agency.Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 21:19