PRAGUE – Czech PM attacks EU Recovery Fund proposal

Before heading to Brussels to for the EU summit on the EU Recovery Fund and the EU’s long term-budget, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš criticised the Recovery Fund’s financial distribution criteria.

“Even though the European Council president has heard our main criticism, we still think it is unfair. The proposal is unfair and ineffective,” said Babiš.

The Czech PM also stressed that the crisis’ final impact still remains unknown since a higher unemployment rate is expected at the end of the year. “We will be able to count the impact of the crisis next year,” he noted.

The PM also complained that a disproportionate amount of money in the EU’s long-term budget proposal for 2021 to 2027 is intended for the EU´s ecological transition.

(Lukáš Hendrych |

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