On Tuesday 23 June, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in The Hague, where they discussed the next EU budget.
Recent discussions on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) have split the EU into two sides and to prepare for the next round of negotiations, Macron and Rutte discussed the proposed recovery package of €750 billion in grants and loans. This package is an important part of the proposed European budget amounting to €1 850 billion for the 2021-2027 period.
ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen welcomes the dialogue between two state leaders as an important step to rebuild the EU.
President of the European Council Charles Michel will host the next discussion on this topic on 17-18 July in Brussels.