Michelle gives control of the Member States in order to facilitate trade recovery fund

Michelle gives control of the Member States in order to facilitate trade recovery fund

European Council President Charles Michel proposed on Friday (10 July) giving more control to member states over the recovery funds to overcome northern member states’ opposition to the ambitious stimulus. In parallel, his proposal reduced the overall spending of the multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027, the EU’s long-term budget, by around €20 billion to €1,074 billion, to please the ‘frugal’ capitals. Michel put forward a negotiating box to narrow the important differences among the national governments over the European Commission’s proposal for a €750 billion recovery fund. The draft document…

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We should not overlook the legacy of Srebrenica

We should not overlook the legacy of Srebrenica

This week we mark 25 years since the Srebrenica genocide carried out against the Bosnian people during the break-up of Yugoslavia. On 11 July, 1995, Bosnian Serb forces led by General Ratko Mladic and Serbian paramilitary units systematically massacred 8,372 men and boys: each one a mother’s son, a father, husband or loved one, to those left behind. It must not be forgotten, writes Anna Fotyga. Anna Fotyga is a Polish MEP from the ECR Group and Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. 25 years later we in Europe…

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