Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Sunday laid out the conditions he would need to approve a controversial European Union coronavirus pandemic recovery package. “If we are spending a great deal of state money, we should at least ensure that it’s flowing into the right areas,” Kurz told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. “Above all, more research and development towards a good digital infrastructure, including in the technological transition that is needed for better climate protection,” added the Austrian leader. Kurz is not alone in believing that the so-called recovery package should pave the way for a greener and more digital EU. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is among the key proponents of the recovery plan. Read more: Coronavirus coverup: Did Austrian politics and industry collude? Watch video 02:09 Share Merkel calls for EU unity Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3eznU Merkel calls for EU unity to recover from pandemic Upcoming summit EU leaders are set to meet at a special summit on July 17-18. Many are hopeful that this will see signs of agreement on a proposed European Commission recovery package worth €750 billion ($851 billion). But Austria, along with Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden — known… Read full this story
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