European Union survival at stake – Spanish PM

A man enjoys the sunset at the Hoheward slagheap in Herten, Germany, 04 April 2020. The German government and local authorities are heightening measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes the COVID-19 disease. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL

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The European Union’s very survival is at stake and a new ‘Marshall Plan for Europe is needed’ to rebuild the continent’s economies, Spain’s prime minister writes in article published today by the Guardian.

Europe must build a wartime economy and promote European resistance, reconstruction and recovery, Pedro Sánchez says.

It must start doing so as soon as possible with measures to support the public debt that many states, including Spain, are taking on.

And it must continue to do so when this health emergency is over, to rebuild the continent’s economies by mobilising significant resources through a plan we are calling the new Marshall Plan and which will require the backing of all of the EU’s common institutions.

A critical juncture had been reached at which even the most fervently pro-European countries and governments, as is Spain’s case, needed real proof of commitment in the form of “unwavering solidarity”.


Read more via The Guardian

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