Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at the headquarters of Red Electrica de Espana in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday. Photo: Europa Press / DPA Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at the headquarters of Red Electrica de Espana in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday. Photo: Europa Press / DPA
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at the headquarters of Red Electrica de Espana in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday. Photo: Europa Press / DPA

European Union president Ursula von der Leyen approves coronavirus recovery plan

  • So far, 23 of the EU’s 27 countries have submitted spending plans to Brussels, which will vet them to ensure they are in line with the bloc’s policy goals
  • Von der Leyen visited Portugal, the first of the EU’s 27 countries to formally present ideas for spending its share of the €800 billion fund, before travelling to Spain

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at the headquarters of Red Electrica de Espana in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday. Photo: Europa Press / DPA Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at the headquarters of Red Electrica de Espana in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday. Photo: Europa Press / DPA
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at the headquarters of Red Electrica de Espana in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday. Photo: Europa Press / DPA
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