July 17, 2020 / 7:59 AM / 20 days ago

EU recovery deal possible with political will, Michel says

European Council President Charles Michel makes a statement as he arrives for the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 17, 2020. Francisco Seco/Pool via REUTERS

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A deal on the next European budget and an EU recovery fund is possible at a summit in Brussels from Friday, the chairman of EU leaders said.

“With political courage, it’s possible to reach an agreement,” Charles Michel told reporters on arrival.

Reporting by Brussels newsroom

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