Tag: Recovery Fund

On 19 February the EU Recovery Package will enter into force

After the European Parliament, EU Council adopted the Instrument, too. However, the decision authorizing the Commission to borrow on the capital markets to finance this instrument needs to be ratified in all Member States. This financial instrument will make €672.5 billion in grants and loans available for public investment and reforms in the 27 member

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European Parliament votes on the Recovery Fund: what about sovranist parties?

  During the February Plenary Session, the European Parliament will debate five topics regarding COVID-19. One concerns the EU’s mega aid plan for countries in difficulty: the Recovery and Resilience Fund of € 750 billion. What will be the vote of the sovereign parties of the right and the extreme left? The question is legitimate

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Covid-19, economic crisis and EU integration: The importance of the moral dimension in the European project*

The Covid-19 crisis led European public opinion to believe that the EU did not have the capacity to forecast or respond to health crises such as the pandemic. “Europe is not responding“, the Italian daily La Repubblica dramatically deplored.   (*The initial version of this article was published by The Robert Schuman Foundation (European Issue

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€600 billion Recovery & Resilience Fund agreed by EP-ECON

After the compromise agreed last December by EU national leaders on the financial facility and on MFF 2021-2027, on 11 January 2021, the ECON committee of the European Parliament (EP) votes the EU Regulation on Recovery and Resilient Fund. Then, on 9 February it will be voted by the EP Assembly and later by the

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Budget, Climate, Vaccines: the EU Summit finds a compromise

On 10 and 11 December, EU leaders met in Brussels for the last European Council of the year.   This year they already met 10 times, in regular, special and videoconference meetings, essentially for urgent matters related to the pandemic. Here all the conclusions. This time, they discussed a very long and sensitive agenda. In particular:

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