June 29, 2020 / 5:09 PM / 5 days ago

Merkel hopes for agreement EU budget, recovery fund at summit

BERLIN, June 29 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she hopes that European Union leaders can agree on the bloc’s next budget and a recovery fund at a summit scheduled for July 17/18.

“Myriad talks” remain to be held, Merkel told a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, but added: “We hope we can find a solution, even if there is still a long way to go.”

Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Maria Sheahan

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