EU aid package


The European Union Is Slow And Lacks Solidarity In The Face Of The Coronavirus Crisis

As expected, European Union leaders yesterday approved the 540 billion euro package agreed by the Eurogroup last week (focused on providing the most urgent liquidity). But there was no progress on the long-awaited European Recovery Fund. As usual, details such as its amount or the distribution of the economic burden, between non-repayable transfers and loans, have yet to be specified. The Fund, which is expected to reach over EUR 1 trillion, is not expected to start operations until 2021.