Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Tuesday that the possibility of reaching an agreement on the European Fund for Reconstruction after Covid this weekend at the European Council is “slim”.
“I think the chances of being successful on Friday or Saturday are slim,” said Rutte during a parliamentary debate in The Hague.
At the same time, it expressed its willingness to negotiate in order to find a solution that was acceptable to all countries. Therefore, the use of the veto was considered a “sign of impotence”.
A European Council will be held this Friday and Saturday at which the main defenders of the European Cancer Recovery Fund will agree on the introduction of the mechanism proposed by the Commission: € 500,000 million in aid and another € 250,000 in loans.