Coronavirus: Von der Leyen calls €750bn recovery fund 'Europe's moment'

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28th May, 2020 11:40:27 printer

Coronavirus: Von der Leyen calls €750bn recovery fund 'Europe's moment'

EU's executive Commission Ursula von der Leyen

 

A recovery fund worth €750bn (£670bn; $825bn) has been proposed by the EU's executive Commission to help the EU tackle an "unprecedented crisis".

The package will be made up of grants and loans for every EU member state, BBC reported.

Economies across the 27-nation EU bloc have been ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, but several southern states had big debts even before the crisis, BBC reported.

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said "this is Europe's moment".

The Commission has dubbed the plan Next Generation EU. Without the backing of all 27 EU member states, it cannot go ahead. But Germany and France have backed plans for the money to be raised on the capital markets.

 


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