Whether the so-called "Thrifty Four" who had yet to receive, during the Brussels summit daily reinforcement in the form of the Finnish Prime Minister, were not as successful as here and there was done, and whether, consequently, the jubilant fanfares were entitled to their volume, which is in the eye of the beholder. Yes, the group reached that the grants to the beneficiary countries from 500 billion, as Merkel and Macron had thought it up, reduced to 390 billion, the loans were increased from the planned 250 to 110 billion euros.
But from the point of view of the beneficiaries 390 billion are still pretty lush – it is much, much better, than to receive no grants. According to the reaction in Rome and Madrid (and in Warsaw) was a scratch. And Rutte, Short & co. have expressed reluctance against which, in fact, problematic recording of liabilities on the part of the EU nothing has changed, that it will happen. What has been achieved by the group of the saving seed, however, was the increase in their rebates from the EU budget. Not bad, you might say.
The Austrian Chancellor is certainly right. It is not absolutely indecent, with other together, to form coalitions, so with greater bargaining power equipped, to fight for their own interests. This gives a greater chance of implementation. The others have also not always only and exclusively of "Europe" in mind. Short remember, the connection with fiscal policy-minded, so with the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden continue. Interests and political power that is from his point of view makes sense (even if you take into account that among the favorite new partners, two are Euro-countries).Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 07:19