Politicians and experts are now pouring over the details of the EU's trillion-euro recovery package. While it was welcomed by France, Germany, Spain and Italy, other countries in the north of Europe still need some convincing.
Ahead of Commission's announcement on the recovery fund and EU budget to fight the economic fallout of the pandemic, we look at what the EU has put forward so far to help European countries rebound from the crisis.
Euronews' political editor Darren McCaffrey looks at the splits over the EU's coronavirus recovery plan.
Paschal Donohue says there would be “great difficulty” for the EU if “existing divergences” among member states are “exacerbated” by the impact of COVID-19.
In a post-COVID-19 world, protecting the security of Europeans will depend on holistic strategies to address long-term, systemic threats.
While EU leaders asked the Commission to come up with a plan on the long-term recovery, they've signed off on a previously agreed 540 billion euro package to deal with the short term consequences of the economic downturn and insist it’s functioning by June 1st.
Debates on the EU budget were scheduled to continue after European leaders failed to reach an agreement in February, but the COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted all plans.
After a failed summit, the EU budget battle continues, but when will they meet again and what parts of the budget face the chop?
EU leaders are arguing in Brussels over the bloc's spending plan for the next seven years.
Portugal's PM António Costa is among leaders who do not want to see the EU's budget cut post-Brexit.
It could get fiery: European leaders are meeting in Brussels to agree the EU's next long-term budget.
The EU budget battle has pitched the frugal rich against those received more than they put in from Brussels.
The EU Commission President called for compromise as groups of member states including "Friends of Cohesion" and "Frugal Five" battle it out over what they should pay and receive.
Giving the EU its own resources is the only way to overcome country divisions on EU spending from national budgets.
Brussels has a new face beginning July 1st: Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne. Rinne said the first two words in the country's plan for the next six months are "climate change."
Progress, but not big breakthrough. Trying to create a budget across the 19 economies of the eurozone is always a challenge.
Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has met with European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker for the latest round of budget talks.
Initially rumoured to be have been called off – the results of the meeting gave new optimism to a topic that had put Italy at loggerheads with Brussels.
The ruling Five Star Movement and its coalition partner, the League party, look to have had a falling out over the budget.
3.8 per cent reduction is not a "massacre", says EU Commission President Juncker
The end of ETA and post-Brexit budget battles in Brussels
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New punishment tool emerges as EU unveils post-2021 budget plans
In this edition of the Brief from Brussels: The EU unveils its post-Brexit budget plans, which include cuts and bonuses. And we look at the future of
As EU tackles a shrinking budget, and increased commitments, cohesion funds for development projects could be slashed
Countries are divided on increasing future spending, after Brexit leaves hole
As EU ministers mull reforms to the bloc's farming policy, concerns are raised about the possible renationalisation of payments.