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Two members of the European Parliament reported that they were not allowed to Belarus

The head of the European Parliament delegation for relations with Belarus Robert Betony and the EP Rapporteur on Belarus Deputy Petras Austrevicius on Friday it was denied entry to the territory of Belarus, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the EP.

"The fourteenth of August the Belarusian authorities denied entry to Belarus to two members of the European Parliament, Polish MEP from the faction of "Progressive Alliance of socialists and Democrats", Chairman of the EP delegation for relations with Belarus Robert Betony, and Lithuanian Deputy from party "new Europe", the permanent Rapporteur of the EP to Belarus Petras Austrevicius," - said in the service.

The head of the European Council scolded parliamentarians that are critical of the EU summit

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 Parliament intends to amend the multi-year EU budget

The members of the European Parliament support was reached at the EU summit agreement to Fund economic recovery, however, intend to amend the draft multi-year budget plan of the EU, said at a press conference in Brussels, the head of the European Parliament David Sassòli.

"Agreement on the recovery plan has been satisfactory, and long-term financial plan needs some adjustments, and we believe that it is possible," said Sassòli.

Merkel called the Fund for the recovery of the EU economy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed that the Fund recovery of the EU economy will amount to 750 billion euros, 390 of them in the form of grants, the grant funds will be tied to the reform process.

In the night of Monday in Brussels ended a summit of EU leaders, which lasted since Friday. The leaders discussed the budget and the Fund for the recovery of the European economy from the crisis caused by the pandemic. According to Merkel, the summit lasted "unusually long".

Eastern European countries don't want binding of EU subsidies to the legal regulations

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 recession threatens to tear the Eurozone apart, said the Commissioner

Recession due COVID-19 in the Euro area becomes deeper and threatens to tear the currency Union of the EU, said the European Commissioner for Economics, Paolo Gentiloni in an interview with Welt.

"The latest economic figures are warning the recession is deeper than expected, and the economic development of countries in the Eurozone is becoming more and more uneven than expected in the spring. In Italy, France and Spain, the economy is collapsing at 10-11%. That's a lot. Other economies, such as Denmark, Poland, Sweden or Germany - yet, apparently, better able to cope with the crisis, there minus is around 4-6%. What we have always warned, confirmed: the recession because COVID-19 threatens to tear apart the Eurozone", - he said.

Greek politician proposed to impose sanctions against Turkey

Greece after the decision of Turkey to turn Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a mosque must immediately to impose sanctions against Ankara to close the Turkish Consulate in Komotini, the Museum of Kemal Ataturk in Thessaloniki, the border with Turkey, to open a mosque in Votanikos and close hundreds of illegal mosques, said RIA Novosti former MEP and President of the party "Greece – another way" NOTIS Marias.

He is Professor at the University of Crete, where he teaches the institutional setting of the European Union.

Venezuela's Parliament has accused the EU's legitimization of aggression against the country

The national constituent Assembly of Venezuela urged the European community to abandon interventionism and called it shameful and immoral recent extension of sanctions against the Republic's leadership.

"We approved today, July 10, the European Parliament resolution 2019/295 is shameful and immoral document prepared by the right-wing elites who by criminal policy of the United States government abusing their parliamentary powers to legislate criminal aggression against the people of Venezuela," reads the statement of the Parliament, published edition of the Venezuela Extra.

The head of the European Council talked about the differences in EU recovery Fund

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.

Merkel has assessed the impact of the pandemic on respect for democratic rights

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the restriction of the rights of citizens during the lockdown in Europe "high price", stressing that such measures should be imposed only on important occasions and for a short time and should not serve as a pretext for "the elimination of democratic rights."

"To stop the chain of infection, had to temporarily restrict the most elementary basic rights. It was a high price because of these fundamental rights actively fought generations in Europe. Humanitarian and civil rights - these are the most important values that we have Europe and they should be restricted for very important reasons and in a very short period of time. Pandemic should not be a pretext for the elimination of democratic rights," said Merkel, representing the European Parliament programme of the German presidency of the EU Council.

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