EU Parliament votes to demand recovery bonds while 1500 citizens sign open letter to Merkel

The EU Parliament has voted resoundingly in favour of a motion asking a “massive” recovery plan financed by an increased EU budget, existing EU funds and recovery bonds guaranteed by the EU budget. The motion was approved by 395 votes in favour against 171.

Meanwhile more than 1500 European citizens, scholars and intellectuals have signed this open letter to Angela Merkel demanding her to lead the action in the EU council towards the creation of European bonds tied to the economic recovery from the pandemic-induced crisis.

EU leaders, including Angela Merkel, are expected to reach a decision on the rules and monetary sources of the Recovery Fund in the European Council on April, 23rd.

The open letter, which can be read in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish, can be signed inserting your details in the form below.

Published by Andrea Pisauro

Andrea Pisauro is a researcher in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and the coordinator of the Take a Break from Brexit campaign.

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