Why ‘sober people’ The Netherlands hardly criticizes cor …

The number of corona infections is also rising in the Netherlands. Moreover, the mortality rates during the first covid peak turned out to be an underestimate, it now appears. However, the mood remains milder than ours. The number of corona infections is on the rise in the Netherlands: the start of a second wave is … Read more

Unclear whether ’emergency brake’ from corona fund is just a pause button NOW

It is unclear whether the “emergency brake” from the European Recovery Fund, which allows Member States to withhold payments if countries do not comply with the conditions, actually has the stopping effect that Prime Minister Mark Rutte has so far outlined. This is a pause and not an emergency brake, the European Commission said de … Read more

German turn and discounts gave “historic” deal – European Union

After a 90-hour negotiation marathon, European Union leaders agreed, early Tuesday morning, on the terms of a € 1.8 billion plan to respond to the pandemic crisis. Was it due to concessions to frugal (Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Denmark)? Was Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, the biggest winner in the dispute? Yes, but not … Read more

Europeans’ exasperation and disbelief in the face of Mark Rutte’s “methods”

STORY – The Dutch Prime Minister is said to have crossed the red line several times during the summit. Mark Rutte, July 20. POOL/REUTERS The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, is a formidable interlocutor. He very rarely loses his means and masters all the ranges in the art of negotiation. The humor and the smile … Read more

But agreement at EU summit?: Kurz and Rutte are optimistic

The EU heads of government have been discussing, arguing and negotiating the Corona aid package and the budget for the coming years since Friday. There is still no proverbial white smoke – but statements by Austrian Chancellor Kurz and Dutch Prime Minister Rutte give hope for an agreement. Despite intense discussions until the wee hours … Read more

Negotiations on the crisis fund and the EU budget dragged on until six in the morning. It did not bring an agreement – ČT24 – Czech Television

There is fatigue in the meeting room, the atmosphere thickens Over time, fatigue has become apparent among the participants in the Brussels summit. According to diplomats, French President Emmanuel Macron slammed his fist on the table at one point, while Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz had stopped listening to the others. “Green countries continue to block … Read more

Michel calls to avoid failure, after Dutch ‘n …

On Sunday evening, during the dinner of the Heads of State or Government, European Council President Charles Michel called for a failure to be avoided and a compromise to be reached on a major corona repair fund and the new multi-annual budget. However, his desire to make headlines with a deal was not fulfilled. Michel … Read more

The European summit ended early in the morning without an agreement. Macron was angry and banged on the table

The summit of presidents and prime ministers of the European Union continues on Monday for the fourth day with a difficult search for compromises on key controversial issues. The heads of state and government are trying to agree on the parameters of the economic recovery fund and the future seven-year budget of the bloc. Sunday’s … Read more

Macron and Merkel “run away crappy” from consultation with Rutte …

Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron walked away on Saturday night in Brussels during the EU summit “squabbling”, in consultation with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his Austrian, Danish, Swedish and Finnish ‘thrifty’ allies. Rutte acknowledged this after the second day on which the 27 EU leaders negotiated the multi-year budget and … Read more

Rutte and Orban worry President Michel

European heads of government are trying to reach an agreement on the “multi-annual budget and the corona recovery fund” on a “crucial” two-day basis. “The time is now,” said President Michel. However, the outcome is very uncertain. At 10 o’clock this morning, they will start, the 27 European heads of government. For the first time … Read more