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20.07.2020

WDR 5 - Parliamentary control for the recovery fund

Payments under the reconstruction fund must be democratically controlled, argues Lucas Guttenberg in an interview with WDR.

The negotiations about a European recovery instrument continue after an intense summit this weekend. How the member states spend the billions provided through the recovery fund would be controlled by the governments themselves in the Council. Lucas Guttenberg criticizes the lack of parliamentary participation in this proposal in an interview with WDR. "We need an authority at European level to ensure that these funds are spent in line with the EU's goals".

You can listen to the full interview (in German) here.

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