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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.

Plenary session of the EU summit postponed again

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 special forces of the Fuhrer. To blame the elite troops of Germany

Roman salute, posters of the Third Reich, honoring Adolf Hitler 75 years later after the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Bundeswehr inflames right-wing scandal. The Minister of defence has accused the staff of one of the parts of the special forces of the extreme right wing sentiment. According to her, the elite division had a negative impact on the mind and morality of individual soldiers. This in German Armed forces has happened before. About Nazism in modern German army — in the material RIA Novosti.

A few years ago in the Bundeswehr established a special working group to check the morale of troops and detect all possible irregularities. The result stunned the command. It turned out that in some parts of the thriving rabid Nazism. In the end, the defense Minister Annegret Kramp-of Karrenbauer officially announced the dissolution of the second company of special forces (KSK) is an elite unit that participated in combat operations overseas since 1998.

The EC is concerned about the law in Hong Kong

The European Commission is greatly concerned about the law in Hong Kong, is in contact with international partners, said the Chairman of the EC Ursula von der Leyen at a press conference.

As reported earlier Tuesday, the broadcasting Corporation of RTHK, citing informed sources, the standing Committee of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives, the highest legislative body of China, approved the national security bill in Hong Kong.

The head of the EC made a new summit on the theme of anti-crisis Fund

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen made the second summit of the EU member States to discuss anti-crisis Fund of the European Union, if we fail to coordinate their positions at the summit on July 17.

"It's good that we finally will have a personal meeting after such a long break. It is impossible to have such big talks in video format. We have to see whether it will be possible to reach agreement on the first attempt ... Or we will achieve this on the first attempt, or you need a second one. In any case, we should work so long as it takes, until you reach a progress. Until then, we can't afford a summer vacation. Europe urgently needs this recovery plan. We are in the deepest crisis since the Second world war," said von der Leyen in an interview with Handelsblatt.

The head of the European Commission has ruled out the extension of trade negotiations with London

Legal preconditions for renewal of negotiations with Britain on trade agreement is not, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in an interview with Handelsblatt.

"I don't see any legal grounds for that," said von der Leyen, responding to a question on possibility of renewal of negotiations in the autumn. "The deadline extension expires at the end of June. Therefore, it is clear that the UK leaves the single market on 31 December," she added.

Spain will honor the victims of the epidemic of the coronavirus on 16 July

The official ceremony in memory of the victims of the epidemic of the coronavirus COVID-19 will be held in Spain on 16 July, said Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

"On July 16 held a state ceremony in memory of the 27 thousands of compatriots who died and in honor of those who fought on the front lines of the epidemic," said Sanchez, speaking in the Congress of deputies.

The EU urged the USA to reconsider the decision on who

The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and Vice-President of the EC, the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell called on the US to reconsider the decision on rupture of relations with the world health organization, said in their joint statement.

The US President Donald trump said that the country stops its cooperation with the who, because the organization "has refused to carry out the required reforms." According to him, the US "will redirect these funds to the world urgent needs of health."

On "plan to save Europe" will earn Russia

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands in uncharacteristic policy roles: she teaches the Europeans ways of life. For example, EU citizens who a week ago was excited about a new EU plan for economic recovery of countries affected by the coronavirus, to be acquainted with an important rule, which says that free cheese happens only in a mousetrap. In the modern European interpretation of the rule should be formulated in the form of "free grant is never free", but the essence remains the same.

Italy, Spain and other countries of the "European poor South" at the very beginning of the epidemic began to demand from the EU in General and Germany in particular, provide medical and financial assistance. Germany is broke and the doctors sent wishes of good health and the leadership of the affected countries was delivered an unscheduled lecture-lecture about discipline and European solidarity, fiscal responsibility and the reform of state institutions. Italy is beginning to grow puzzled: solidarity taxes in the country — European (i.e. "Brussels") and the medics who came to help in the Italian hospital, — why-that the Russian, Chinese and Cuban.