EU leaders have not yet agreed on the 1.800 billion euro recovery plan


EU leaders have not yet agreed on the 1.800 billion euro recovery plan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the parties have reached a consensus on a common budget but have not yet reached agreement on the rule of law, will continue to take time to consider this issue.

The EU has yet to agree on a recovery plan due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Photo: AFP / Getty

The leaders of the European Union (EU) quickly ended the November 19 summit, when a consensus could not be reached on the Euro 1,800 billion (more than $ 2,130 billion) recovery plan. ).

At the meeting, Poland and Hungary continued to veto the bloc’s recovery plan on the grounds that it did not want to associate funding reception with the rule of law.

Speaking at a press conference after the conference, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the parties have reached a consensus on a common budget but have not yet reached consensus on the rule of law. Leaders agreed to take the time to consider this further

The recovery plan was designed to boost the bloc’s economy after the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The unapproved plan will delay liquidity progress by hundreds of billion euros at a time when 27 EU member states are struggling with the second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks.

Currently, the COVID-19 epidemic has caused the entire coalition to continue facing the risk of recession in the last 3 months of the year. Hundreds of businesses and millions of unemployed workers in Europe will not have access to support at the most difficult times.

Regarding the epidemic situation in Europe, European Council President Charles Michel said that the epidemic was very serious and that EU leaders assessed the situation and considered how to coordinate prevention. Translate.

According to EU officials, although there were many positive signals in the implementation of measures to prevent the spread of the disease, Europe could not let down its guard. Mr. Michel stated clearly, currently some blockade measures in countries have shown initial results, while the world is likely to have COVID-19 vaccine soon. These are all positive news that bring hope to many people.

It is likely that the EU will approve the two COVID-19 vaccines of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna by the end of this year, according to EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Both of these COVID-19 vaccines are currently undergoing final testing and with good results. If all procedures go smoothly, the European Pharmaceutical Authority will issue the license as early as the second half of December 2020.

Meanwhile, the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) of the United Nations Antonio Vitorino said that asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants within the European Union (EU) need moderate access to is comparable to the COVID-19 vaccines.

According to Mr. Vitorino, asylum seekers and migrants need equal access to COVID-19 vaccine for their own safety as well as safety for the entire community in their host country.

Mr. Vitorino said that EU member states are facing the challenge of ensuring access to vaccines for everyone in their own territory, not only for their citizens but also for all refugees. immigrant.

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