MEASURES&IMPACTS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS: recovery plan outlined
The inadequacy of the exceptional market intervention measures, again pointed out by the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament, was also criticised by ministers in Council, who called for a second package of measures. On the other hand, a majority of them opposed against the activation of the crisis reserve.
Numerous state aid schemes have been approved by the European Commission, and the Commissioner for Competition is beginning to point to the threat they may pose to the balance of conditions of competition between producers in different Member States.
The outlines of the recovery plan were clarified by the Commission during the plenary session of the European Parliament. The Parliament stated that the recovery plan must be provided in addition to the Multiannual Financial Framework and not be used as an argument to reduce it. The money should be provided for programmes under the EU budget.
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