Overcoming the Hungarian and Polish vetoes is key to (at least partially) unblocking the EU budget: a pot of 1.8 billion euros, including the Next Generation EU package. These funds are an essential lifeline to European economies, after an estimated 7.4% drop in GDP this year.
What other steps are necessary to unlock the Recovery Fund for good? Will Europe be able to achieve this long-sought goal? When will the money be spent, and what for? Will we see a stronger and closer European Union emerge from the pandemic?
This online round table is promoted by ISPI in collaboration with the Embassy of Germany in Rome in the context of the project “Making the EU Matter - Together for Europe’s Recovery” and the European Commission Representation in Italy.
The working language is English, but simultaneous translation to Italian will also be provided to the participants via Zoom. To join the meeting please register below.