EU news: Frexit fury as VdL halts France’s stimulus plans – ‘Let’s take back control’ | Politics | News


France is now a net contributor to the EU budget of £ 11.22 billion, a Frexit activist warned last night. He said it was time for France to “take back control”, channeling the British Brexit campaign to leave Brussels.

Generation Frexit leader Charles-Henri Gallois blasted on Twitter: “We are net contributors to the EU budget of € 13 billion (£ 11.22) in 2021.
“We are going to pay 40 billion euros (£ 34.54) more than what we will receive for the famous stimulus package.

“Despite this, France still has to endure the diktat of Brussels for its economic policy!

“Let’s take control! ”

He criticized after the EU delayed the publication of a plan to protect businesses from the effects of the Covid pandemic.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire had planned to present the Bercy plan at the end of January but the European Commission has revoked the project.

According to the French daily Les Echos, Mr. Le Maire now intends to launch this flagship project of the recovery plan in early April.

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Speaking at Monday’s European Semester conference, Ms von der Leyen said: “Seven European countries, including Portugal, have already ratified the own resources decision – this is how we will fund NextGenerationEU.

“And I encourage you all to do the same, urgently. Because it is only with a ratified decision on own resources that we will be able to fuel the recovery. And European citizens cannot wait.

“Our collective future is now entirely in your hands – in the hands of European parliaments. ”

She continued: “The next step will be to bring NextGenerationEU to life in each of your countries.

“Europe offers each Member State a unique opportunity to restart its economy. It’s up to you to seize this opportunity. ”

The Commission chief admitted that “we are not yet where we would like to be in the fight against the virus”, adding that the EU’s new HERA incubator will serve as an additional tool to come out of the pandemic.

She concluded: “I have no doubt that Europe will recover.

“All countries, large and small, across our continent will recover from this health crisis together.

“And when the 27 have ratified the decision on own resources, a kind of new oxygen will flow into our economy. NextGenerationEU is for all of Europe. And all of Europe will share in its success.

“In every capital, in every government and parliament on our continent.

“In other words: Europe needs all of you, all of us. Europe will be what we want it to be.

“So let’s all get to work. ”


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