EU recovery plan

    • Victor Orban threatens to veto EU rescue plan if linked to rule of law

      Victor Orban threatens to veto EU rescue plan if linked to rule of law

      Hungarian PM Victor oRban said on Friday that if funding under the EU's coronavirus recovery plan were linked to rule-of-law conditions, Budapest could veto any deal as a last resort, news wires reported. The EU's 27 national leaders are to meet next week in Brussels for the first time in person since the COVID-19 crisis to hash out details of the next multiannual EU budget and post-pandemic recovery.

       

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    • Italy's PM sees virus crisis as opportunity

      Italy's PM sees virus crisis as opportunity

      Italy would not be able easily to return to normality after the coronavirus crisis but should turn  it  into an opportunity to reform the country, PM Giuseppe Conte said on Saturday. “This is the time to work on a clear project to come out of the crisis,” Conte said in the opening speech of a nine-day policy consultation in Rome. “We must take advantage to turn the crisis into an opportunity, and remove all the obstacles that have slowed (Italy) down,” he added cited by the news wires.

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