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Resistance to Merkel and Macron's development plan
To help EU countries in need after the Corona crisis, Germany and France want to put together a European aid package with a volume of 500 billion euros. © Photo: Kay Nietfeld / dpa-Pool / dpa Chancellor Merkel and Emmanuel Macron at a press conference. France's President is connected via video. If Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's President Emmanuel Macron are concerned, there should be massive debt borrowing from the EU budget. Crisis states like Italy or Spain could get grants.
France has described the EU Commission's Corona bailout plan as "historic". Finance minister Bruno Le Maire in Paris on Wednesday called on all member countries to approve the 750 billion corona fund. He appealed to the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark and Sweden to give up their resistance.
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen previously called the plan a "joint investment in our future". The fund is designed to help Member States overcome the worst recession in EU history. Almost half of the funds are to go in the form of loans and grants to the hard-hit countries of Italy and Spain. To finance this, the EU Commission is expected to raise joint debts on the financial markets.
newspaper: Ministry sees no dominance of right-wing extremists in corona protests
© John MACDOUGALL According to press releases, the Federal Ministry of the Interior has so far seen no right-wing extremists' dominant role in the protests against anti-corona measures: a "significant character" of the protests by right-wing extremists currently not recognizable. According to a newspaper report, the Federal Ministry of the Interior has so far seen no dominant role of right-wing extremists in the demonstrations against the anti-corona measures.
The plan is based on a Franco-German proposal and requires unanimity. The net contributors Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden have so far refused to pool debts.
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