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

French President Emmanuel Macron looks on at the end of the annual Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris

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.

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