The head of the European Council Charles Michel, speaking on Thursday before discussing the results of the EU summit, the European Parliament, scolded parliamentarians that are critical of the agreement reached by the leaders of the 27 European countries in an agreement to Fund the restoration and long-term budget.
Thursday in the European Parliament held an extraordinary plenary meeting to discuss the results ended July 21 EU summit, where the leaders of 27 EU countries approved the package for European economic recovery after the crisis caused by a coronavirus, which includes the recovery Fund volume of 750 billion Euro and multi-year financial plan the size of 1,074 trillion euros. Now we have consultations with the European Parliament, without whose approval the decision on the budget plan cannot take effect. Addressing deputies, the head of the European Council Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen had previously urged them to play a key role in the launch of the European recovery.
The European Council will continue to develop the mechanism for linking the issue of European funds the EU with respect to the principle of a legal state, is preparing appropriate legislation, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Earlier, the head of the European Council Charles Michel said the rule of law and European values, and climate challenges for the first time linked to the financing of the EU at the summit of Union leaders in Brussels. On the need for such a mechanism has been repeatedly stated in Berlin, Budapest and Warsaw criticize this idea. Namely Hungary and Poland, has repeatedly clashed with Brussels because of political differences, are the main addressees of this action.
The Prime Minister of Ireland, Michel Martin welcomed the decision of the EU summit to provide in the future the financing of the special Fund in the amount of 5 billion euros to help the countries most affected by Brexit.
"Brexit would be a serious challenge. And I particularly welcome that there was a special Fund in the amount of 5 billion Euro to the countries that are most affected by this decision of the UK to leave the European Union," Martin said during a short news approach after the summit.
The head of the European Council, Charles Michel after four days of difficult negotiations with the leaders of the 27 countries of the European Union in Brussels, led the European Council to compromise on the creation of an unprecedented Fund of € 750 billion to restore agroekonomika after the crisis COVID-19.
The summit for the first time since February, was part, European leaders used a mask and tried to keep my distance. From the courtroom periodically come information about heated arguments and opposing positions of the parties.
European Union leaders failed to reach agreement on the Fund European economic recovery and multi-annual financial framework, wrote on Twitter, the head of the European Council Charles Michel.
"An agreement has been reached!" - said the President of the European Council.
The President of France Emmanuel macron called historic for Europe, the date of conclusion of the transaction to Fund the recovery of the EU economy and multi-year financial plan,
"Historic day for Europe," wrote the macron on Twitter.
The fourth day of the summit of the European Union harmonization package to support agroekonomika after COVID-19, which includes the recovery Fund and the multi-year budget plan of the EU, lasted all night and ended early Tuesday morning after a serious multi-day talks in Brussels, reported the press Secretary of the head of the European Council of Barend Lats.
The Prime Minister of Belgium Sophie Wilmes at the end of the summit also said on Twitter that there is "good agreement, with a budget of 1,074 billion Euro recovery plan 750 billion."
Lingering on four instead of the two-day summit of EU leaders resumed in Brussels almost at 21.30 local time (22.30 GMT), said the press Secretary of the head of the European Council of Barend Lats.
"Good evening and welcome to the European Council on the multi-year budget and Fund recovery. The President has just started a plenary meeting of the c-27," - wrote in Twitter a press-the Secretary of Charles Michel.
The EU summit at which leaders were trying to agree on a bailout Fund for economic recovery and the formation of the multi-year budget, will resume Monday afternoon.
"On the fourth day of the summit of the European Council by its President (Charles Michel - ed.) completed the plenary session. Twenty-seven countries of the EU will meet later today at 14.00 (15.00 Moscow time - ed.)" - wrote on Twitter Barend Leitz, press Secretary of the head of the European Council of Charles Michel.
Plenary meeting of the EU leaders has again been delayed they continue to consult in narrow formats, said Barend Leitz, press Secretary of the head of the European Council of Charles Michel.
Previously it was assumed that the summit will start around noon, then plenary was delayed in the best case to 16.00 (17.00 MSK).
The leaders of the countries of Eastern Europe were opposed to binding EU subsidies in the framework of the European economic recovery plan after a crisis COVID-19 to the European standards of a legal state.
According to Belgian television channel LN24, on this approach, earlier insisted the Prime Minister of the Netherlands mark Rutte in the course held in Brussels the extraordinary summit of the EU on harmonization of multi-year budget plan and Fund post-crisis recovery of the economy of the Union.
The EU leaders continue to consult in the narrow formats in the framework of the summit on the crisis Fund and long-term EU budget, the plenary session with the participation of leaders of all 27 countries of the Union is delayed and will start no earlier than 17 GMT, wrote on Twitter Barend Leitz, press Secretary of the head of the European Council of Charles Michel.
According to his information, Michelle continues to meet with the leadership of individual countries of the Union, now there is a meeting with the participation of Chancellor of Germany, President of France, Prime Ministers of Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
The EU leaders broke off negotiations on the creation of the anti-crisis Fund of the EU to support the economy, seriously affected by the fight against the spread of coronavirus, and formation of a multi-year EU budget, further discussion is expected on Sunday, said on Twitter press Secretary of the head of the European Council Barend Leitz.
The programme initially consisted of two days - Friday and Saturday. However, the negotiations dragged.
The participants of the EU summit, the second day which started on Saturday in Brussels could not agree on the question of the distribution of aid package to the countries most affected by the pandemic coronavirus, said RIA Novosti Director for scientific work of the international discussion club "Valdai" Fyodor Lukyanov.
Head to the second day of the EU summit in Brussels began on Saturday with a meeting in a narrow circle of heads of the European Council, European Commission and leaders of Germany, France and several countries of the Union. On the eve of European leaders held several rounds of difficult negotiations on the harmonization of the Foundation of economic recovery EU in the amount of 750 billion Euro and multi-year financial plan of the Union to the tune of 1.07 trillion euros.
Differences still remain with the member States of the European Union on various aspects of the recovery plan of the EU economy on the eve of the first face-to-face summit after the start of the pandemic coronavirus on July 17-18 in Brussels, told reporters on Thursday a senior representative of the European Union.
"There is no assurance that we will be able to reach an agreement. There are too many contradictions" - said the European official.
The head of the European Council Charles Michel on Friday renewed the offer to the member countries of the EU multi-annual financial framework of the Union for the 2021-2027 years, and also Fund the restoration of agroeconomic after the associated with coronavirus crisis.
"In the discussions between the heads of state and government, it became clear that there are serious objections to this package. After that, I held a series of bilateral talks with European leaders, the results of which are to the revised draft multi-year budget plan and recovery Fund", - said the head of the European Council at the press conference in Brussels. According to him, the plan based on the priorities of Europe: climate, digitization, European values and strengthening the EU's position in the world. "We need to deal with the consequences of a pandemic, reform our economy and build our society," he added.
The President of the European Council Charles Michel told the European Parliament on progress in the negotiations on the multi-year financial plan for the 2021-2027 years and to Fund European economic recovery after the crisis COVID-19, noting that differences remain.
"States have agreed to discuss together multi-year financial plan and Fund recovery. All agree that there must be an unprecedented response to an unprecedented crisis. All agree that it is necessary to focus on regions and sectors of the economy, more than any other affected by the pandemic," said Michelle.
Joint pandemic coronavirus can be for Europe and Russia a stimulus to discussion and decision of issue of lifting the sanctions, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the head of the Association of European businesses (AEB) Tadzio Schilling.
The EU Council in June adopted a decision to prolong sanctions against certain sectors of Russia's economy, introduced in 2014 on the background of the crisis in Ukraine. The EU explained that this decision was taken "after the last evaluation implementation of the Minsk agreements, held during the teleconference, members of the European Council on 19 June 2020."
The majority of German companies operating in Russia in favor of lifting the economic sanctions of the EU, showed a survey on the business climate of the Russian-German chamber of Commerce (AHK) in the first half of 2020.
For the immediate lifting of sanctions by 41.5% of respondents and 53.4% and believe that they need to be lifted gradually.
The Council of the European Union extended sanctions against Russia, adopted in 2014, due to events in Ukraine.
The restrictions will be in effect until January 31, 2021.
An extraordinary summit in Brussels, where the heads of EU States will meet in person and discuss the anti-crisis Fund of the EU, will be held on July 17-18, says Twitter Brenda of Latsa, press Secretary of the President of the European Council of Charles Michel.
Several summits of the EU leaders was held in a videoconference format because of the restrictive measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. This format makes the complicated process of discussion, decision-making.
EU leaders after the summit will continue consultations on a multi-year budget and Fund the recovery of European economy after the coronavirus, the differences between member countries still exist, said the President of the European Council Charles Michel.
"We discussed the budget plan and Fund the recovery of differences at different levels are saved, but we noted that it is necessary to continue consultations. This conference was very important, we first discussed these proposals at the level of European leaders", – he said at a press conference in Brussels.
The heads of state of the European Union heard in the course of videocamera Friday information from the leaders of Germany and France on the implementation of the Minsk agreements, and now the EU can move to the extension of economic sanctions against Russia, said the head of the European Council Charles Michel at a press conference after the meeting.
"The leaders were informed about the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which means that now the Council could extend the sanctions," he said.
The transition period in relations between the EU and the UK will end on 31 December 2020, as the country does not intend to request its prolongation, said in a statement released by the European Commission.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the presidents of the European Council Charles Michel, the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the European Parliament David Sassòli held a videoconference on Monday to discuss the negotiations on the future partnership that lead the EU and the UK.
Russia's permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov and the Deputy Secretary General of the European external action service political Affairs Enrique Mora discussed prospects of relations of Russia and the European Union, said in a Twitter of the Russian permanent representative.
Chizhov and Mora "discussed the state and prospects of relations EU–Russia, the situation in the sphere of European security, the situation in Libya and the Western Balkans", it says.