Sport European recovery plan: the Italian press hails a “victory” and a “turning point”

01:10  29 may  2020
01:10  29 may  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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 Franco-German recovery plan: © FRANCOIS MORI / POOL / AFP Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel proposed Monday a European recovery plan of 500 billion euros via a European debt pooling mechanism. "A very strong political announcement" but not "completely revolutionary" according to Yves Bertoncini, president of the European movement-France, guest of Europe 1 Tuesday. Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel proposed Monday a European recovery plan of 500 billion euros .

La place Navona, au centre de Rome, le 23 mai 2020, alors que le pays relâche ses mesures de confinement contre la pandémie de Covid-19. (Photo d'illustration) © Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP Navona square, in the center of Rome, on May 23, 2020, as the country loosens its containment measures against the Covid-19 pandemic. (Illustrative photo)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled an aid plan on Wednesday 27 May with a recovery package of 750 billion euros to support the EU economy under pressure by the Covid-19. Italy, very affected and which deplores more than 33,000 deaths due to the epidemic, should benefit from around 172 billion euros, including 82 in the form of subsidies, and seems to be delighted.

With our correspondent in Rome, Anne Le Nir

This rain of money makes obviously the front page of all the press. “Turning in the European Union, Italy at the head! "Is the title of Corriere Della Sera which highlights the satisfaction of the President of the Council, Giuseppe Conte.

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La Repubblica also speaks of an "Italian victory", but recalls that "to convince reluctant partners", ie Netherlands, Austria, Denmark and Sweden , "Italy must prepare a rigorous spending program". Especially "in the health, public administration and digital sectors".

The right-wing daily Il Giornale speaks of an "apparently sweet plan like honey", but stresses that "the money will not be available before 2021". Because "by then, the problems of Italy", of which the public debt should reach 165% of the GDP this year, "cannot be resolved".

As for the independent daily, Il Fatto Quotidiano, he believes that this "breath of fresh air" in perspective, "is the result of the Franco-German shock duo which decided that with the countries of southern Europe , you can't go ahead with a machete ”.

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© Provided by Le Point Latin America is still suffering the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic, with a new record of daily deaths in Brazil , in contrast to the Europe where the borders continue to reopen gradually, as in Austria on Thursday.

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