China News Service, July 2nd, according to the "European Times" report, the new crown epidemic crisis, EU budget issues, Brexit issues... After Germany took over the EU rotating presidency, Prime Minister Merkel got a long "task" Checklist". Many special regulations under the epidemic make it difficult to complete these tasks.
On May 18, the 73rd World Health Assembly held an opening ceremony in the form of a video conference. The picture shows the German Prime Minister Merkel's remote speech screen shot in Berlin, Germany. China News Service reporter Peng Dawei
Can the "Recovery Fund Plan" lead the EU out of the crisis?
The report said that Germany and the EU must prepare for the second wave of outbreaks that may strike this fall, and should make plans in advance to prevent the chaos during the first outbreak of the border outbreak.
If Germany wants to lead Europe out of the crisis, it must talk about the 750 billion euros “Recovery Fund Plan” previously announced. Germany hopes that at the next summit in Brussels, all member states will reach agreement on the rescue plan.
But at present, almost all the points of discussion are in dispute, especially in the setting standards of the allocation of shares in various countries, the quarrel is particularly strong.
Coordination of the EU budget and recovery fund
In addition to the "Recovery Fund Plan", the EU will also consult on the next seven-year budget in July. This so-called "long-term fiscal framework" from 2021 to 2027 totals 1.1 trillion euros, and Brussels expects that Germany will be able to take a larger share than it does now.
As usual, the six-month rotating presidency can be used to discuss the seven-year budget. But Berlin must now combine the EU budget and the recovery fund plan organically, which means that on the one hand, Germany must preside over the EU’s overall situation, and on the other hand, it must maintain its own budget share delivery discount, because the EU is likely to cancel this Pen share discount.
On January 29 local time, the European Parliament approved the "Brexit" agreement. The picture shows that after the vote, the members present raised their glasses to say goodbye. China News Service publishes photos for EU
Two hands ready to deal with Brexit
The negotiation of the UK-EU trade agreement has stalled. A deal with the UK, or preparation for a hard Brexit, will happen simultaneously in the next few months. For both Britain and Europe, it is a double burden. The issue of the Brexit negotiations will be intensively attacked in September and October, and Berlin must deal with it. The report said that Merkel should calmly deal with Johnson and should not be irritated.
The report pointed out that during the German presidency of the EU, the EU still needs to maintain a tough attitude towards the UK, because this can deter other potential Brexit voters.
Propose a refugee bill that applies to all of Europe
The report believes that although Merkel's most concern is the European Union's multi-year budget and recovery fund plan, she cannot shelve other issues. If Germany cannot provide a platform to discuss the Refugee Act that applies to all of Europe, it is impossible for Germany to reach agreement with EU member states on other issues.
The German Federal Government should formulate a new law to speed up the process of repatriating illegal refugees and carry out pre-examination of refugee qualifications at the border. In addition, as of 2022, at least 10,000 more police officers will be dispatched to the European Border and Coast Guard Bureau, and an agreement will be reached with the European Union on the proportion of refugees accepted by all parties. These two steps have made the German government feel pressured.
New dialogue with Central and Eastern European countries
In the past few years, the split within the EU has intensified significantly. This is not only due to the problem of refugee distribution ratio, but also because many Central and Eastern European countries are marginalized.
Krasnodebski, a member of the European Parliament from Poland, said, "People should treat Poland and other Central and Eastern European countries as partners rather than problems. The EU needs spiritual reforms so that they can listen carefully to our immigration, sovereignty and cultural Appeal."
He said that Merkel should next visit Central and Eastern European countries and have a new conversation with the local government.
How to meet is also a problem
During the six months of the EU’s rotating presidency, Germany must clearly control the number of people attending the meeting. German Ambassador to the EU Klaus said, "Due to the new crown epidemic situation and the corresponding social distance regulations, the EU meeting is expected to be held only under the premise of controlling the number of participants."
The Secretariat of the European Parliament is stepping up the formulation of the conference room layout so that all member states can observe the "social distance" to convene meetings. Klaus said, "If the plan is successful, we will increase the number of attendees to 30% of usual. At the same time, we will take full account of all health regulations."
When Croatia assumed the rotating presidency of the EU in the first half of this year, the number of people attending the meeting was less than 10% of the plan.