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.
"It's a sad day for you and happy day for Europe and Europeans", - said the head of the European Council.
On the eve of the meeting, the head of the European Parliament David Sassòli said that deputies approve adopted at the EU recovery plan, but I consider it necessary to amend multi-year financial plan. In particular, the deputies oppose the reduction of funding of the research programmes of the Union. Sassòli also stressed that the adopted at the summit package for economic recovery the EU needs further discussion between the three European institutions: Parliament, the Commission and the leadership of the European Council, including temporary presidency of the EU Germany.
MPs and eurosceptics in the plenary session were subjected to multi-year financial plan criticism, insisting that it involves a lot of sacrifices for European countries would place a heavy burden on future generations.
Last Tuesday in Brussels after a four-day discussions ended with a summit of EU leaders. They agreed to establish a recovery Fund, which is planned to attract € 750 billion in financial markets on behalf of the European Union. The funds will be used to restore the most affected sectors of the economy. The European Commission originally proposed a $ 500 billion out of the Fund to implement subsidies, 250 billion as loans. In the end, under the pressure of the "Thrifty four" (the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Austria), the configuration of the Foundation has changed: 390 billion Euro - grants, $ 360 billion in loans. European leaders at the summit also reached agreement on the overall financial plan for the 2021-2027 years in the amount of 1,074 trillion euros.