The Europe meets today to define the recovery plan, which will be added to those decided by individual governments. A hard bargain that it will have to close before the end of the month of July.
This Friday, June 19, will remain marked with a white cross in the history of the european construction. It is today that will begin discussions on the organization and development of the recovery plan of Europe.
To achieve a consensus, a process that is difficult but not unachievable
Each of the 27 countries of Europe wants to defend its own vision of the stimulus, and in this regard it will be a true catalogue à la Prévert possible solutions. In fact, each government has deployed different strategies to resist the epidemic of the Covid-19. Today there is a need to adopt an overall strategy for the Old Continent.
The traditional opposition North – South, with the first called “frugal” and the country the cicadas of the South, is no longer so clear-cut as it once was. Thus, France was able to soften the position of Germany in the historic agreement of the 18th may last and the franco-German couple will weigh heavily in these negotiations that open.
The president of the european council, Charles Michel, the crowd also noting that ” the consensus begins “. Twenty-seven are aware of the necessity of this recovery. The principle of a loan common to be able to support the countries most impacted by the epidemic should be retained. Nevertheless, the discussions are going to be tough, since it evokes when even a loan of 750 billion euros, most of which (500 billion) will be redistributed in the form of grants. It will therefore need to be convinced of the validity of the approach and before the end of the month of July.