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EU Recovery Plan Splits CEE, Raises Absorption Capacity Questions

Leaders of the four are due to discuss the issue at a meeting on June 11. But experts and officials are sceptical they will bridge their differences.

"We don't expect to see a strong unified front as we did during the migrant crisis," said Vit Havelka, an analyst at the Prague-based Europeum think tank.

Largest equipment purchases since 2004 Games being made for riot police

Greece is planning purchases worth millions of euros to equip the Hellenic Police's (ELAS) riot force with shields, helmets, uniforms, bullet-proof vests and other supplies, including large quantities of tear gas, in anticipation of a fresh push on the northeastern border with Turkey by undocumented migrants and refugees trying to force their way into the European Union.

Greece welcomes EC package proposal

Greece on Wednesday welcomed a plan proposed by the European Commission to disburse 750 billion euros in grants and loans to European Union countries to help them recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Under the proposal, Greece is expected to receive 32 billion euros from the new recovery fund over three years - 22.5 billion in grants and 9.4 billion in loans.

Athens anticipates grants of at least 8-10 billion euros from French-German recovery plan

The government is expecting a growth boost to the tune of 1.5-2% of gross domestic product for the next three years through the EU Recovery Fund, if it is approved, based on a proposal the European Commission will submit on Wednesday.

EC Hopes that the World will Raise EUR 7.5 Billion in Donations to Fight COVID-19

The European Union will spare no effort to help the world come together against coronavirus, said Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, at the joint press conference with a number of world leaders, which the World Health Organization hosted on 24 April.

EU extended 'heartfelt apology' to Italy

In her address to the EP, she called for the urgent establishment of a "Marshall Plan for Europe", primarily through the EU budget.
In her speech on the EU response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ursula von der Leyen before the European Parliament expressed her condolences for the "tens of thousands of victims" of coronavirus in Europe.