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Clément BEAUNE

Europe beyond COVID-19 Politique étrangère, Vol. 85, No. 3, Autumn 2020

The recovery plan agreed upon by European Union leaders in July 2020 is unprecedented: for the first time, it creates a common debt that will help revive the economies impacted by the pandemic.

This plan results from the Franco-German dynamism and the European Commission's renewed ambitions. In a context of heightened international tensions, France needs Europe to keep its sovereignty. The European Union (EU) must continue to evolve in order to assert itself as a power and fulfill its citizens' expectations.

 

Clément Beaune is Secretary of State for European Affairs of France.

 

Article published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 85, No. 3, Autumn 2020.

Keywords
COVID-19 European Economic Sovereignty European neighborhood policy French-German relations European Union
ISBN / ISSN: 
979-10-373-0107-9