In a month the European Commission is expected to present a long-term economic recovery plan from the coronavirus pandemic, commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday told reporters after a videoconference of EU heads of state and government.

EU leaders had tasked the European Commission to make a proposal on a recovery fund linked to the bloc’s 2021-2027 budget.

The question of the economic bailout has deeply divided EU member states over the past month.

Italy, Spain, and France have been insisting on launching an EU-wide reconstruction program financed by all members, while Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Finland refused, fearing

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