The challenge is to prepare for the economic recovery of Europe after the health crisis. The aim is not to leave one of the states on the side of the road, which would harm the entire European Union (EU). On the record, the twenty-seven countries agree, but they disagree on the solutions, on the financial mechanisms to put in place. The main one is the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), which helped save Greece at the time, with a drastic austerity plan and trusteeship. This time, we're talking about putting 240 billion euros on the table, with softened counterparts.
Still it is necessary to convince the Netherlands, which are uncompromising in this affair, which has the gift of annoying Paris, given the urgency of the crisis and the situation. The other tool is a 100 billion euro loan from the European Commission to help the states that need it most to finance short-time working. In total, the various measures on the table represent 500 billion euros in aid. Hence his procrastination. A new meeting is also scheduled for Thursday, April 9, said Valéry Lerouge, France Televisions correspondent in Brussels (Belgium).
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