Merkel asks EU Parliament for ‘willingness to compromise’ ahead of mini-summit

Euractiv | Jul 8, 2020 at 9:09 PM
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to take part in a “mini-summit” with the leaders of the EU institutions in Brussels on Wednesday evening (8 July).
  • The meeting, to be attended by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, European Parliament President David Sassoli, and Council President Charles Michel, should focus mostly on the EU’s next seven-year budget, the  Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).
  • Now, when Merkel, Sassoli, Michel and von der Leyen meet on Wednesday evening to hold initial talks on the MFF, there will be plenty to talk about.