Ahead of the 19 June European Council, MEPs will convey their stance on future EU financing and economic recovery in the context of the COVID-19 fallout.
On 19 June, EU heads of state or government will meet via video conference and discuss the recovery fund plans to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and a new EU long-term budget presented by the European Commission on 27 May 2020 in Parliament.
The President of the European Parliament David Sassoli said on the recovery package: “It is clear for [Parliament] that there is no going back from the level of ambition expressed in the Commission package. What will be decided in the coming weeks will have an impact on peoples’ lives for the decades to come. As the only directly elected body representing EU citizens, the European Parliament must be fully involved in the implementation of the recovery plan. We will set priorities so that support is directed where it is needed most and will have the biggest impact for European citizens.”
According to Council, the EU leaders' discussion will serve as a “thorough preparation” for a summit at a later date.
Council and Commission statements, without resolution
Debate: Wednesday, 17 June
Press conference: A livestreamed webinar for journalists "Next Generation EU recovery plan and the revised EU long-term budget" with EP budget negotiators and Commissioner Ferreira is scheduled on Tuesday, 16 June 14.30-16.30