Recovery plan for Europe
21 July 2020 – European leaders reach a deal on the recovery plan and European long-term budget 2021-2027
After 4 long days of negotiations, EU leaders successfully agreed on the recovery plan for EuropeMore than 50% of the long-term EU budget and Next Generation EU – a total of some €1.8 trillion - will support modern policies and set Europe on path to a sustainable and resilient recovery. President von der Leyen said: “The agreement is a strong signal of trust and a historic moment for Europe.”Recovery plan
13 August 2020 – The European Commission concludes further talks to secure future vaccine
The Commission has concluded exploratory talks with Johnson & Johnson to purchase a potential vaccine against the coronavirus. The envisaged contract would provide for the possibility for the initial purchase of 200 million doses on behalf of all EU Member States if it proves to be safe and effective against COVID-19.
Areas of the Commission’s response