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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 plenary session doesn't start until 17.30 (18.30 GMT - ed.)," wrote Leitz is now on Twitter.

This morning Michelle and the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen met with the President of France and Chancellor of Germany.

Then they held a meeting in the broader format with the participation of Chancellor of Germany, President of France, Prime Ministers of Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy.

Now they meet with the Prime Minister of Latvia, the President of Lithuania, Prime Minister of Estonia, then the expected meeting with the leadership of Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, according to Leitz.

The EU is trying to overcome differences over the creation of the Foundation necessary to support the economy of the European Union in such a serious crisis caused by the fight against the spread of coronavirus, and formation of a multi-year financial plan of the EU, which then will be prepared the annual budgets of the Union.

Summit on these issues was completed on Saturday, however, the negotiations did not give the final result and the summit was extended to Sunday.

Previously, the Agency France Press reported that the summit was at an impasse and renewed on Sunday, as the country was unable to overcome the resistance from the Netherlands and several other "frugal" countries of the Union concerning matters relating to the Fund's recovery of the EU economy.

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands mark Rutte insisted that the member States of the EU retain the right of final approval of funding from the bailout Fund. He noted that the EU supervision necessary to oblige such countries as Spain and Italy to reform their economies so they could better cope with future crises, wrote the Agency.