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Special European Council, 17-21 July 2020

Event date: 02/07/2020

Special European Council, 17-21 July 2020

EU leaders met physically in Brussels to discuss the recovery plan to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and a new long-term EU budget.

On 19 June, they exchanged views, via video conference, on the proposal for a new recovery instrument and for the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2021-2027, presented by the European Commission on 27 May 2020. Following the meeting, Charles Michel, President of the European Council, held political negotiations with EU leaders. Ahead of the July summit the president will present concrete proposals to be discussed at the meeting.

On 21 July 2020 EU leaders agreed on the €750 billion recovery package to help the EU tackle the crisis caused by the pandemic.

News history

MEPs debate the 17-21 July EU summit results with Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission and Charles Michel, President of the European Council

David SASSOLI, EP President, hold a press conference after his participation to the European Council

MEPs debate the outcome of the European Council meeting of 19 June and preparation of the European Council meeting of 17-18 July 2020