Video conference of the members of the European Council, 19 June 2020

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EU national leaders held a video conference on 19 June 2020, in which the focused on the proposed Recovery Plan for Europe, the relations between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) and on the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

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The European Council discussed the European Commission's revamped proposals for the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 and for a post-COVID recovery instrument also known as Next Generation EU. An in-person special summit was scheduled for mid-July to focus on these proposals.

Leaders were also briefed on the discussions between the EU and UK on their future relationship, following a high-level meeting held a few days before via video conference. There was also an update on the state of play regarding the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, after which a political decision was made to roll-over existing economic sanctions.

The plenary of the European Parliament held a debate on the outcome of this meeting on 8 July.

Source Link https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/european-council/2020/06/19/
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EPRS: Briefing, June 2020: Outlook for the European Council video-conference of 19 June 2020 https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2020)642843
UK in Changing Europe: Analysis, 18/06/2020: European Council summit: baby steps to a budget and recovery fund https://ukandeu.ac.uk/european-council-summit-baby-steps-to-a-budget-and-recovery-fund/
Politico, 19/06/2020: In budget summit, EU leaders live up to low expectations https://www.politico.eu/article/european-council-budget-recovery-package-summit-analysis/
EPRS: Briefing, June 2020: Outcome of the European Council video-conference of 19 June 2020 https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2020)642845

News
Reuters, 18/06/2020: Fearing 'autumn of discontent', EU to seek unity on recovery plan https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN23P2RK
EurActiv, 19/06/2020: EU leaders launch talks on €750 billion virus recovery plan https://www.euractiv.com/section/all/news/eu-leaders-launch-talks-on-e750-billion-virus-recovery-plan/
Euronews, 19/06/2020: No breakthrough as EU divisions remain over €750bn COVID-19 recovery plan https://www.euronews.com/2020/06/18/will-european-leaders-agree-a-covid-19-recovery-plan-on-friday
EurActiv, 19/06/2020: Leaders pledge to agree on recovery package next month https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/leaders-pledge-to-agree-on-recovery-package-next-month/
The Irish Times, 19/06/2020: EU leaders to meet in Brussels to break negotiating deadlock https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/eu-leaders-to-meet-in-brussels-to-break-negotiating-deadlock-1.4283567
EUObserver, 19/06/2020: EU leaders seek to first narrow differences at summit https://euobserver.com/coronavirus/148700
The Guardian, 19/06/2020: Angela Merkel fears economic crisis is being underestimated in EU https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/19/angela-merkel-fears-economic-crisis-is-being-underestimated-in-eu
EurActiv, 23/06/2020: EU leaders to hold summit on 17-18 July on virus recovery package https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/eu-leaders-to-hold-summit-on-17-18-july-on-virus-recovery-package/

Official
European Council: Press Release, 16/06/2020: Invitation letter by President Charles Michel to the members of the European Council ahead of their video conference on 19 June 2020 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/06/16/invitation-letter-by-president-charles-michel-to-the-members-of-the-european-council-ahead-of-their-video-conference-on-19-june-2020/
S&D Group: Newsroom, 18/06/2020: Joint letter from EP Group leaders to EU leaders ahead of European Council meeting https://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/joint-letter-ep-group-leaders-eu-leaders-ahead-european-council-meeting
European Council: Remarks by President Charles Michel following the video conference of the members of the European Council, 19 June 2020 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/06/19/remarks-by-president-charles-michel-after-video-conference-of-the-members-of-the-european-council-19-june-2020/
European Commission: Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel and Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Croatia, following the EU Leaders' videoconference, 19 June 2020 https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_20_1137
Estonia: Government: News, 19/06/2020: Ratas at the meeting of the European Council: a quick agreement is needed in order to kick-start the EU economy https://www.valitsus.ee/en/news/ratas-meeting-european-council-quick-agreement-needed-order-kick-start-eu-economy
Poland: Polish Government: News, 19/06/2020: Video conference of the members of the European Council https://www.gov.pl/web/eu/video-conference-of-the-members-of-the-european-council2
France: French Government: News, 20/06/2020: For an ambitious and swift European recovery plan https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/for-an-ambitious-and-swift-european-recovery-plan
Sweden: Prime Minister's Office: Articles, 22/06/2020: Video conference on long-term EU budget https://www.government.se/articles/2020/06/video-conference-on-long-term-eu-budget/
European Parliament: Press Release, 08/07/2020: Debate on EU budget and recovery: “A deal in the Council is not the final deal” https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200706IPR82713/
European Council: Press Release, 08/07/2020: “A strong appeal for ambitious cooperation” - Report by President Charles Michel at the European Parliament on the video conference of the members of the European Council of 19 June 2020 https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/07/08/a-strong-appeal-for-ambitious-cooperation-report-by-president-charles-michel-at-the-european-parliament-on-the-video-conference-of-the-members-of-the-european-council-of-19-june-2020/

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