European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel bump elbows after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, on July 21. Weary EU leaders finally clinched an unprecedented budget and coronavirus recovery fund after four days and as many nights of wrangling in one of their longest summits ever. Photo: APEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel bump elbows after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, on July 21. Weary EU leaders finally clinched an unprecedented budget and coronavirus recovery fund after four days and as many nights of wrangling in one of their longest summits ever. Photo: AP
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel bump elbows after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, on July 21. Weary EU leaders finally clinched an unprecedented budget and coronavirus recovery fund after four days and as many nights of wrangling in one of their longest summits ever. Photo: AP
Andrew Hammond
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The View by Andrew Hammond

Will the European Union’s US$2 trillion trillion deal herald a new era of solidarity?

  • The package is distinguished not only by its size and the long drawn-out negotiations that led up to it, but also by its commitment to mutualised debt that paves the way for greater, future EU supranational powers

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel bump elbows after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, on July 21. Weary EU leaders finally clinched an unprecedented budget and coronavirus recovery fund after four days and as many nights of wrangling in one of their longest summits ever. Photo: APEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel bump elbows after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, on July 21. Weary EU leaders finally clinched an unprecedented budget and coronavirus recovery fund after four days and as many nights of wrangling in one of their longest summits ever. Photo: AP
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel bump elbows after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, on July 21. Weary EU leaders finally clinched an unprecedented budget and coronavirus recovery fund after four days and as many nights of wrangling in one of their longest summits ever. Photo: AP
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