Coronavirus: Big choices for EU leaders on recovery billions

Sun Online Desk

16th July, 2020 01:42:57 printer

Coronavirus: Big choices for EU leaders on recovery billions

 

 

When the leaders of the EU27 gather in Brussels of Belgium on Friday be prepared for the shock of the familiar. After five months of stilted diplomacy by video conference, presidents and prime ministers will once again gather face to face.

Although of course that doesn't mean they'll see eye to eye.

Expect plenty of face masks and plenty of displays of social distancing to go along with the rather obvious political distancing which has emerged in the long months of lockdown, BBC reported.

And it's not just the sight of the EU's leaders gathering in person which will seem familiar, it's the problems they confront.

What must they decide?

On the face of it the summit is about money: they need to set an EU budget of around €1 trillion for the period ending in 2027 and at the same time to agree an ambitious €750bn (£670bn) Recovery Fund.


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