"I'm very happy that we agree on the challenges that we want to overcome together", added Merkel, who noted that "expectations are high" - referring to Germany's European Union presidency starting from July 1 - but Berlin and Paris are ready to rise to the task, in a bid to invest more into the future to meet those challenges after the pandemic.
With the future of the bloc's relationship with Britain to be determined, a crucial shift to a lower carbon world in the balance and crises from Libya to Syria all jostling for attention, there is no shortage of burning issues to tackle.
"We hope we'll find a deal (in July), even if the road is still long", said Merkel.
"It is important to me that we come out of the debate with a strong instrument at the end", the German Chancellor further said.
She said there would be changes to the European Commission's proposal, "but it has to remain a fund that helps, that really also helps the countries that otherwise threaten to be much more affected by the crisis".
Once an obstinate champion of budgetary rigour, Merkel's government has ditched its no-new-debt dogma to throw resources at the crisis.
Together with Macron, Merkel last month proposed a massive recovery fund to jumpstart the bloc's economy.
The EU coronavirus recovery fund will offer grants with no obligation for repayment to states hit hardest by the outbreak.
With an eye on the devastating blow taken by the worst-hit countries like Spain or Italy, Merkel explained that it was "imperative that Germany not only thinks of itself but is prepared for an extraordinary act of solidarity".
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It appears the virus has been circulating in China's pig population since 2016 with few instances of pig-to-human transmission. National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center who studies pig influenza viruses and their spread to humans.
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Merkel said on Monday that maybe more fiscally conservative or prudent countries could be convinced if beneficiary nations took action to improve their own economies.
He said the pandemic is not yet at its peak, and that steps needed to be taken at the European Union level to deal with challenges on the horizon.
Observers have said that they believe Berlin will ram through an accord.
An EU diplomat agreed, saying: "On the recovery fund, I expect Germany to dictate the whole process".
"She also wants to get Brexit out of the way and she will always go for the deal as she wants to keep the West together". Merkel's skilled handling of the health crisis along with the major strength of the German economy makes her an obvious choice to lead Europe's relaunch initiative.
Right now the European Union needs leadership and Angela Merkel, who has been in charge of the German powerhouse for the past 15 years, is not shying away from that role.
Germany's presidency of the Council of the European Union will possibly be the toughest faced by any member state to date.
What is clear is that Merkel's fingerprints will be all over the EU's roadmap through the next six months.
You could tell how much the honor meant to him as he reflected on his career and Hall of Fame vote. "It's still sinking in". St-Pierre was a goaltender who compiled a 1.17 goals-against average and.939 save percentage while playing for Canada.
But the prisoner releases have been marked by delays; Kabul has so far released 3,500 and the Taliban have freed about 700. The Afghan government said a powerful bomb and mortar fire by the Taliban caused the deaths.
Britain said it was aware of reports which " add to our concern about the human rights situation in Xinjiang". Two years later, in January 2018, four officials in military camouflage came knocking at her door anyway.
He sold the brand to Apple in 2014 for a whopping $3 billion, which made him the wealthiest man in hip hop at the time, per XXL . Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru in 1985, and later found fame with the gangsta rap group N.W.A.
Al-Qasimehr said Iran has urged Interpol to put out a "red notice" for the arrest of Trump and the other officials. Mehr claimed Trump would be prosecuted as soon as he stands down presidency after his term ends, Fars reported.
The numbers are considered on a seven-day rolling average, according to Cuomo in the video you can watch HERE. Now, travelers from 16 different states will be required to self-quarantine upon traveling to NY .
The list would allow a "safe and slow start" to the European travel season but it would be reviewed every 14 days, she said. It is only an advisory list and each European Union country can let in any non-EU country it chooses.
Open, which will now take place from September 17-20 at Winged Foot in NY after being postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The contract, which they won in 2013, was for 12 years and $1.2 billion , meaning they were paying $100 million per year.
Once a Juggernaut is taken out, another care package will drop, meaning there will nearly always be a Juggernaut on the field. Finding a clean spot to drop will be tough, and those final circles will have more players than ever before.
Aamir Khan tense after staff tests Covid-19 positive
Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan on Tuesday said that some members in his staff have tested positive for coronavirus . But with the pandemic messing up with everything, the film will now have to be pushed for next year.
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In total, IDPH reported 143,185 people in IL have tested positive for COVID-19, while 6,923 people have died statewide. Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center's COVID-19 outbreak count remains at 55 cases in residents and 23 in employees.
Jo Alaphilippe, le papa de Julian et Bryan, nous a quitté
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