July 21, 2020 / 4:56 AM / 16 days ago

France's Macron on EU COVID recovery plan: We can 'rejoice'

French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during the last roundtable discussion following a four-day European summit at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, July 21, 2020. Stephanie Lecocq/Pool via REUTERS

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The deal struck on a European Union recovery plan for the COVID-19 crisis is a cause for celebration because it shows how far European states have converged, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.

“I think we can legitimately rejoice,” Macron told a news conference in Brussels.

Reporting by Christian Lowe; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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