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A Lot of Light And Some Shadow In The First European Debt Mutualisation Device

For the first time in its history, the European Union will take on debt to finance an extraordinary economic stimulus composed of 390 billion euros in grants and 360 billion in loans.It has finally managed to put together a European instrument for sharing debt. Equally important, the plan sends a signal to markets that the EU remains united in response to existential threats. However, the price for achieving the agreement has been high: maintaining the rebate cheques, renouncing of strict control as far as respecting the rule of law mechanism in the management of EU funds, increased conditionality and the fact the fund cannot work completely without ECB’s support.