Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have supplied with a 500-billion Plan with a Bang - now, the first Echo comes.Corona is hit hard by the EU - it is still unclear how well the Union as a result of the crisis, economically and as a political community. Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron presented in mid-may, a common auxiliary Plan. The rings are likely to be tough. Here you will find the basic facts to the Coronavirus, and the Corona-News from Germany. We also offer them in a map, the current case numbers in Germany*. Currently there are the following recommendations to the Corona-protection measures.
Update 21. May, 18.03 PM : the CSU-Chef Markus Söder holds the of Germany and France proposed 500-billion-aid programme for the alleviation of financial bottlenecks by means of the Corona-crisis in the EU is justifiable . "This is a big challenge. For us as an export nation, is clear: Our economy only works if Europe works as a Whole again," said the Bavarian Prime Minister of the "Münchner Merkur" (Friday).
It was therefore good that both countries had agreed on a common Position. "This program has, of course, first of all respect, because the sum is so high. But it is better than Corona-Bonds . Therefore, we consider it in the balance, is acceptable, in order to keep Europe together.“
500 billion: Merz warns "Merkel-Macron-Plan" and requirement
Update 21. May, 15.09 PM : The Merkel-Macron-Plan for EU-Corona-AIDS over 500 billion Euro-heated tempers. Resistance formed, for example, in the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark and Sweden: These countries want an Alternative to the German-French-EU-aid plan provide Corona-crisis . Federal foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) said to the newspaper world, however, that he was "very optimistic that we will reach an agreement".
More attention than this Statement, however, receives a recent Reuters Interview of Ex-Union Leader Friedrich Merz . The EU is moving, in his view, the plans on a "narrow ridge." The candidate for the CDU presidency* warned in a transfer Union .
Although Merz* the joint Initiative praised. Nevertheless, it must be examined whether the bonds issued by the EU Commission with EU law: "The devil is in the Detail," said Merz. You will come across currently in the EU, "the limits of the treaties".
More Merz spoke of a "fundamental conflict" between southern and Northern EU States. The former believe in his opinion, the Problem could be solved with more money to solve the latter would be more likely to think of the competitiveness of the company. Now, if so much money should be spent, should clarify in advance what it used to be called Merz.
"Tactical master" Merkel? 500-billion Plan proposes high waves - but the Short counter
first message from the 20. May: Berlin/Paris Long had German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) as a notorious EU-Zauderin: the President of France, Emmanuel Macron makes pressure in the direction of cooperation, Germany is slowing - for example, the image for many observers turned out to be. With the on Monday presented a joint 500-billion-Euro aid plan has changed. However, the future of the German-French programme is more than uncertain.
resistance is formed in the other EU-countries : Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP), for example, announced a counter-proposal to the German-French Plan . It was regarding a counter-proposal, in consultation with the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden .
Coronavirus and the consequences of the Merkel-Macron-a program approved CSU skeptical
But also in Germany, there are more large reservations. Even in the government parties. The CSU responded yet restrained: The European policy spokesman of the Union Bundestag group, Florian Hahn (CSU), told the editors ' network of Germany, the expansion of the EU budget s should not be used as a regular financing source established. "There is no precedent must be created," said Hahn. "This can only be a unique solution."
Furthermore, even legal issues would need to be clarified. The Bundestag would have to approve a budget expansion, will examine the proposal carefully, said Hahn. The Initiative of Merkel and Macron have a structural advantage: "it is Positive that there will be no Eurobonds*, so no debt mutualisation." The strictly conservative " Union " resistance.
The Opposition showed itself to be divided. "The European treaties do not allow to make the EU a good reason for, debt," said FDP parliamentary group Deputy Christian Dürr the AFP. The "Merkel-Macron-Plan" opens, but "the Pandora's box to even more debt". the Green-chief Robert Habeck , welcomed the plans in the New osnabrück newspaper as a "long-awaited Signal from Germany," as well as "brave, right and very good".+ Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have unveiled a new billion-dollar Plan for the way the EU from the Corona-crisis.©AFP / KAY NIETFELD
Merkel and Macron believe Corona-Plan: Italian newspaper praises Chancellor as "tactical master"
press abroad reacted often positively to the announcement from Monday. The Italian Corriere della Sera spoke of a "revolutionary step" and full of praise: "once Again, Merkel was a month ago against the idea of a common debt, it shows as tactical master , if you advantage of the Moment and the course provides." In hard by the crisis-hit Italy, the German attitude in the Corona was encountered-policy, part horror, and serious allegations.
the Dernières Nouvelles d'alsace from Strasbourg, were pleased. "This Initiative will, however, take shape and at the highest political level to be discussed, is already a big breakthrough. It is the Symbol of that, is that a taboo was broken," solidarity is no longer only an "empty concept".
The conservative daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung won the Plan of Merkel and Macrons in your comment Positive: Regardless of the position of the specific Plan, transported the Initiative "a new impetus" in the debate. However, there is still big hurdles. "The Dutch, the Danes and Swedes form a closed rejection front against community debts."
Coronavirus in the EU: Merkel and Macron - next economic plan talks on Wednesday
The Plan of Merkel and Macron should allow the EU Commission, on the financial markets, loans on behalf of the EU record, to fill a Fund in the volume of 500 billion euros. The money is then to flow as a non-repayable subsidies from the EU budget to the most of the Corona-crisis-hit EU countries, including Italy. Already in April was approved after a long dispute, package of assistance.
Angela Merkel will take care of on Wednesday, by the way, once again the topic of international business: The Chancellor talks on Wednesday with the leaders of five international economic and financial organizations.
By video conference advises the Chancellor, with the chief interior and chief of the International monetary Fund (IMF), the world Bank, the Organisation for economic cooperation and development, the world trade organization (WTO) and the International labour organization. A press conference is planned.
The EU Commission, meanwhile, has in drastic words, the economic consequences of the Corona-crisis described - by an asteroid impact, the speech was. The German crisis policy was greeted with praise.
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