BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) – More than 60 hours after the start EU summit to the Corona Aid Package was interrupted again for a break. As spokesman for EU Council President Charles Michel said on Twitter, the difficult negotiations will be suspended for 45 minutes. Accordingly, it should continue early Monday morning around 00.10.
According to diplomats, the heads of state and government had recently tried to compromise on the proposed rule of law mechanism. In the future, this would link the payment of EU money to whether recipient countries comply with the rule of law. Countries like Hungary and Poland reject this.
The special EU summit on a financial package consisting of a corona development plan and the seven-year financial framework had started on Friday morning and was originally supposed to end on Saturday. Because no agreement had been reached by then, Michel had put on a day – Sunday. Whether an agreement was reached was still completely open on late Sunday evening. / Wim / DP / eg