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US News EU: National stimulus plans presented to the European Commission

01:15  26 april  2021
01:15  26 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Le Portugal a été le premier pays à présenter son plan de relance à la Commission européenne. © Reuters - Yves Herman Portugal was the first country to present its stimulus plan to the European Commission.

The Italian government has released this Sunday, April 25 its draft revival plan financed by the European Union. France will submit Wednesday its national stimulus plan to Brussels. Objective for Paris: collect some 40 billion euros from European aids to contribute to the financing of the French recovery after the health crisis. Where are the other countries?

With our correspondent in Brussels, Joana Hostein

Portugal was the first country to present its stimulus plan to the European Commission. It was last Thursday. One way to show the example for Lisbon who ensures the rotating presidency of the European Union. A dozen Member States should follow this week, explain to Brussels, including France.

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The first installments in July?

The President of the European Commission hopes to adopt all the plans by the summer to disburse the first payments in July. And to be adopted, these national plans will have to comply with specific criteria: to devote 20% investment to the digital transition, 37% to green projects, including the fight against climate change.

In parallel a dozen countries still have to ratify the European stimulus plan, including Hungary, Poland and Germany. The German justice has just removed an obstacle to this ratification by rejecting an appeal that aimed at contesting the European common debt mechanism. As a reminder, no payment will be possible without the green light of all.

to read also: European stimulus fund: France denounces the slowness of ratification in the EU

COVID-19. Bruno The Mayor unveils the bill of "whatever it costs" from Emmanuel Macron .
© Lucie Weeger / West-France Bruno The Mayor visits the Sojasun factory in Chateaubourg (Ille-et-Vilaine) on 23 April 2021. Asked about "RTL" on Monday, May 3, the Minister of the Economy considered that the policy of "whatever cost" during this period of sanitary crisis of COVID-19 has cost 168 billion. euros in France. A second stimulus plan is not excluded, according to him. Bruno Mayor was the guest of the morning of RTL, on Monday, May 3rd.

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