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Denmark Is Ready To Relax Tough Corona Requirements In The EU

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The Foreign Minister now emphasizes that the government is ready for compromise.

Denmark will not contribute directly grants to those EU- countries, areas and businesses that have been severely affected during the corona crisis. The money, on the other hand, must be given as loans, which must be repaid over time.

That was the clear message from the Danish government when it came over the weekend published its play to EUthe new recovery fund, which will help the Member States get back on track after the corona crisis.

What, on the other hand, we cannot agree on is any kind of instrument or actionsleading to common debt formation or significant increases in EUbudget, it sounded, among other things, in the joint negotiation paper, which Denmark together with Sweden, Austria and the Netherlands – which in Brussels goes by the name ‘the frugal four’ -published last Saturday.

But now Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (S) is preparing for a soft belly landing when negotiations for both the Recovery Fund and EUThe upcoming long-term budget will soon start.

We have made our positions clear with other countries. We participate in the debate, and that, I think, is important. That we not only mean something, but also suggest something, and then the whole exercise is how we then land onecompromise, like all 27 EU”Countries can see themselves in,” Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (S) said at the Parliamentary Committee meeting this morning, adding:

That compromiseis not so much about whether we need to do something in the wake of Covid-19 to restore our economy. We all agree on that. It’s more about how we secure a logic of responsibility in terms of how to pay the bill afterwards and how to screw it together in a way that’s fair to all countries, he said.

Merkel and Macron are pushing

It was Germany and France that last week proposed to set up a huge rescue fund of around DKK 3.725 billion for the regions, companies and sectors most affected by the crisis.

Is that true? chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron must EU-the countries jointly borrow the money and they must be given as direct grantsthat does not have to be paid back to those who need the most help.

“It is certain that these 500 billion euros will not be repaid by the recipients,” President Emmanuel Macron said. press conference.

The play met support from European Commission, which tomorrow presents its play to a recovery fund.

I welcome the constructive proposal from France and Germany. It acknowledges the scale and magnitude of the economic challenges facing Europe, said Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

However, the Danish government has from the beginning rejected common debt settlement on EU-level.

The danger of sticking to each other debtis to shift some of the responsibility for national fiscal policy from one country to another. There, we will have to take responsibility for each one, ”said Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (S) last month.


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