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Top news from across the Capitals: Croatia to welcome citizens of 10 EU countries / Romania lifts a batch of new restrictions / German Bundestag reaches agreement on further aid / France to ease up restrictions as of 2 June / UK top advisor Cummings could get away with lockdown rules breach
RECOVERY PACKAGE: Ursula von der Leyen presented the €750 billion Commission proposal on Wednesday (27 May). The plan comes with green strings attached and could be covered financially by new sources of revenue by extending the EU’s carbon market to the aviation and shipping sectors. The EU executive is also considering bringing back Europe-wide plans for a digital services tax to finance the fund and has doubled down on some aspects of its agri-funding.
EURO FEARS: The ECB has warned that disputes between eurozone countries over the coronavirus response and repaying debts could revive threats to exit the single currency.
EU BACKS WHO: World Health Organisation member states agreed to an independent probe into the UN agency’s handling of the crisis and an EU-brokered resolution that was in stark contrast to US criticism of the body’s actions during the pandemic.